Sunday, August 30, 2015

Jason's Summer 2015

Jason turned two and a half exactly ten days ago! I'm not sure where time is flying but it sure is fast. Jason, I think, has had an extremely fun summer. In addition to fun, he has advanced greatly verbally.

Jason can now say his name, I love you, names of people he couldn't say before and speaking in sentences. He also apologizes. When someone looks tired, he'll ask, "are you tired?"  Words are just coming daily.

Laura and I are very close. But Jason has a lot of my personality and likes. For one, he loves to go places even if it's just a walk around the block. He finds humor in just about anything and he's a morning person.  He has an amazing memory for as young as he is. One thing that they both have in common is that Laura and Jason are very smart and catches onto things quick. 

Jason can recognize all of the numbers in the alphabet now.  He's a master at sleeping in his big boy bed and it takes little prompting to remind him at cleaning his toys up after nap or waking up in the morning. He does a much better job at keeping his room clean than the living room. He can wash his own hands and brush his teeth. However, he has little desire to learn how to dress himself. He knows animals and animal sounds. But he isn't always the nicest to his pets and needs reminding that they have feelings too.

Jason's favorite toys are still cars, trucks and buses.  Laura has taught him how to spot a jeep from miles away. He points them out whenever we drive or walk anywhere. Jason does like dinosaurs but vehicles are number one. He's beginning to let me read to him more and more but doesn't have time in his opinion to hear the whole thing. He rather hear the beginning and end.

Jason has a few favorite tv shows- Curious George, Sesame Street, Blaze, Paw Patrol and now Max and Ruby. He loves his iPad and not too happy when mommy or daddy takes it away. He loves You Tube Kids and watches anything car or truck related.

This summer he discovered the moon, fireflies, Hershey Park, Please Touch Museum, beach, parks and fireworks.  Laura and Jason aren't big on ice cream.  Jason had fun on our vacation to Colonial Williamsburg. He saw ducks each day. He also gained lots of courage in the pool.

Jason impresses me with how much he understands about my cerebral palsy. When I mention I need to use the bathroom, he'll jump up and open the door for me. He just does it out of the kindness of his heart. He can plug my wheelchair in and puts my footrests up or down. Jason still likes feeding me and giving me drinks. Everything I can and can't do is just natural for him. 

Jason loves Laura and now says her name correctly, He used to say Las or Des.  They are best friends and love each other very much. Laura has a lot of patience for Jason and teaches him daily.

Now we enter fall and I wonder what this will bring new to Jason!


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