Sunday, September 22, 2013

I Heart Fall

 Happy Fall everyone!!
Oh what a glorious morning.
Started as usual, cats jumping on my body for a morning wake up call to feed them.  I stumble out of bed and downstairs to give them treats and let them outside.  I opened the door and what greeted me was amazing.
Yes Fall greeted me with a cold chill in the air.
I immediately ran to shut the air conditioning off that has been running non-stop since May, and threw open all the doors and windows.  What an amazing difference to have crisp, cool, fresh air fill the house.

Today is cleaning day and we usually don't leave the house on Sundays.  But today I might make an exception.  Not that it will stay 67* all day but boy it sure is lovely.

Yesterday we spent the whole day go, go, going.
We started with some school work and learning about fall by making some squirrels gathering their nuts for winter.

Then it was on to a great event put on by Barnes and Noble.  It was Curious George day and storytime.  The boy had so much fun and I have to say I was so proud to see him sit patiently and wait, then raise his hand and want to participate in the games and color time.
What a difference a year makes!

So pleased with him, I treated him to his most favorite lunch at In - N - Out
then it was on to the park.  All of our normal parks were full of birthday parties and family reunions which worked out great cause I stumbled upon a whole new park that will now be our favorite.  By this time of the day it became so blustery that I felt motion sick.  You can see here how the boy is holding on for dear life and his hair is blowing back so you can actually see his face.  It seriously was hard to even walk.  So home we came for nap time.  Yes, he is under there, knocked out from a full day, lol.

 It was such a full day of fun and proud moments.

A year ago I would have never thought it possible to enjoy a full day of events without struggles and tantrums.  A year of determination not to let my boy slip into the world of Autism any further has really paid off.  With his change in diet and great help from Sport Social Therapy and his new school our boy is winning his fight.  I couldn't be more excited to see what another year brings.


Anonymous said...

this post made my heart swell, what an inspiration!

Julie said...

What a great post Amy ... every picture tells its own story. Love the concentration on B's face. Its so heartening for us all to hear the progress he is making & I can feel the relief in your words... some light at the end of the tunnel at last my friend x0x0x sometimes we just have to persevere to see progress.

Rhonda said...

That sweet boy of yours is sure to grow each day with your amazing love.

Here's to more wonderful days like this one!!

I'm so jealous you got 65 degrees!
We've cooled off but not enough yet.

Susan deGeneres said...

Just read your last few posts. I'm so happy for you and especially for Brooklyn. Things are pretty much the same here, so I won't dwell. Just stopped by to say hello and see what's been happening in the wild west.
Hugs, Susan

Ricki Treleaven said...

Aw...little B is completely worn out!!! God bless his bones! Y'all had a great autumn afternoon!

Diana Mieczan said...

Fantastic, sweetie! I have a huge smile on my face after reading your post. I am so happy that your little cutie is doing so well and that you guys had an amazing day. Happy Autumn, darling:) I know how much you love this beautifully- crisp season. Muah

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I've been catching up with your posts, Amy...your fall decorating is so pretty! I'm glad to hear your sweet son is doing so well, and hope his ear infection is better, too!

Farmgirl Susan said...

What a great day. I love the squirrels! :)

Belladonna said...

Such a lovely post!