Friday, June 3, 2011

Milestones

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Growing up is never easy.
You hold on to things that were.
You wonder what's to come.
I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been,
and look ahead to what would be.
Other days.
New days.
Days to come..."

-The Wonder Years

I can't believe it has been almost a week since I made a blog post. I hate when that happens! It's been busy here with the end of the school year. On the back of our house we have a white screened-in porch, and I have a moss, hanging planter back there. Every year, a mother wren makes her nest in the planter. The first year this happened, we didn't even know the nest was there until we were in the middle of eating dinner when we heard a flurry a peep, cheeps, and squawks... ran to the porch and found it filled with a flurry of baby birds learning to fly. This year, we knew the nest was there, and the kids of have been taking turns peeking at the hatchlings. The babies left their nest just a few days ago. It was quite a fiasco... Mia opened the door and a few of the birds got inside the house. I was running after them with dish towels, chasing them under furniture, and trying to scoop them up and set them to safety. This year it was oddly coincidental that the baby birds left their nest on Aidan's last day of kindergarten. First grade seems so old and so big! I don't write about this much, but Aidan was labeled with autism when he was three years old. He was a different kid then: often in his own world and had a very limited vocabulary. What he lacked in words, he made up for in tantrums, though... and biting. Oh, goodness, those were such hard times. But, Aidan is so different now! His autism label was removed. He talks, laughs, and acts... like a normal kid. Don't get me wrong, he still is particular about certain things and is a bit behind in the overall concept of language. But he is in a normal class with normal kids. Aidan is a very polite little boy, a protective big brother, highly opinionated, ever determined, and generally quite happy. I am so thankful.

bird photo is by me, photo of Aidan is by Blue Lily

2 comments:

Emily said...

I love everything you post, you always have such amazing eye candy to share! Reading about your son warmed my heart, he sounds just like my son (who also just graduated from Kindergarten). It's amazing how far they can come.

kpriss said...

oh hun! I wish I could have been there to hug you when you wrote this! I imagine how hard it was talking about all this? It's great to hear that Aidan is so grown up right now? I felt pretty emotional myself when I realized it was our eldest's last day of kindergarden! His evolution was pretty similar to Aidan's, so I feel you completely! We're so proud of him, of where he is now! He's reading, he read all the books for kids around.

On a second note - I think it would've been hilarious watching you chase the baby birds around the house! :*

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