In the day to day grind of staying home with my babies I often don't take the time to notice the little changes that my kids make every day. My five year old has autism and some times I get overwhelmed thinking of the things he doesn't do or the things he may never be able to do. But today I started to think of all of his accomplishments over this year I am truly amazed.

These will probably seem like little things to you but to our family they are HUGE!
He is finally able to fully dress himself
He can put his shoes on the right feet
He is coordinated enough to brush his teeth well
He can play games and take turns
He can play pretend with his brother
He can write his name
He is socializing with his classmates and he has friends
OH AND THIS IS THE BEST!!!!! HE IS FULLY POTTY TRAINED.
He plays with his toys properly

My little Noah is turning in to such a nice three year old little boy. He is such a ham and puts a smile on my face every day. He is doing this hiding game every time we leave the house.......its a major pain......but really its cute. When you finally find him he just looks up at you with those big blue eyes and smiles a smile that would melt any one's heart. I have to stick that stern look on my face, contain my laughter and tell him not to hide. Every day he learns a new song and loves to sing it to me......he will rock out with me to barlow girl and he's up my butt every day wanting to spend time with me.

What can I say about my little drew. He's a baby and there is something new every day. He gets a little more coordinated, he is starting to sit up, and try and lift his whole body, he coos, and giggles, he is discovering things with his mouth, he gets bigger every day, his eyes light up when he sees his brothers and his daddy and of course his mommy.

Enough blubbering about how cute my babies are, I just wanted to write this down so that when I am having a hard day I can come look at this and remember why I have the best job in the world.

 

Getting three boys age 5 and under to sit still and smile at the same time is not going to happen......I like to catch them doing their own thing....makes for much much better pics.

 

 

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suite...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:47 PM

I've been a stay at home mom for almost 14 years. I've had my VERY tough times, but the joyous times out weighed them.  Right now as I look at my two teenagers I don't regret ONE second that I choose to stay home. First step, I was there, First word, I was there, when they were sick I never had to worry about calling in at work and fear of losing my job.

Cherish this time sweetie, because before you know it they'll be going off to college. I remember the day my mother in law said those words to me as I was holding Ryan in my arms. I thought to myself, that won't be for a VERY VERY long time. Well, next year it will become a reality.

You are so right, it's the little things in life that truly matter.  Staying home was the BEST decision I ever made. You can't turn back the clock. So many people regret leaving their children in daycare for many years, and wished they stayed at home. Because before you know it they'll be full grown men.

(((hugs))))

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klazl8d
Feb. 8, 2008 at 10:50 PM AHh! I have a friend with a Autistic child! she's the "sweetmom80" in my friends..we're neighbors too! My baby boys middle name is Noah too!

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