Saturday, May 12, 2012

Back to "NoRMal"

Well, my second semester is over! Whew! Now I have time for such activities like....writing blog posts! And other things like kayaking (and blogging about kayaking), and just having a whole day off to spend with the girls, or even cleaning the house. Nice.

I love school, but I love having a break from the pressure of it too.

I was hoping to take 3 classes during the summer session which would allow me to complete my degree in 2 years, but I couldn't get into 2 of the classes at all, and the third I was wait-listed on, so it may be God's way of telling me I need the summer off. Everything works out for a reason, right?

So now I have to debate: read a book (that is NOT a text!) or continue to goof off on the computer and catch up on things like I Can Has Cheezburger. So awesome!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Look Who's Talking!

This is why I love my job so much: one of our little preschoolers started saying his first words, and I got to witness it!

This boy is a severely autistic four-year-old and has just recently started being a part of the world at large. He is noticing people in his space, he is tolerating other kids being near him and has been expressing his wants using PECS (picture exchange communication system) and a few signs. All of this has been exciting compared to how he was last year.

However, last Wednesday he actually said, "popcorn" at snack time! Since then he has also said candy, bye-bye, do this, and bubbles! What a huge step! It touched us all to hear those first words. I have the best job in the world!