Saturday, April 14, 2007

Autism Picnic 2007


We went to an Autism Picnic today and it was a lot of fun. K.C. would not leave home without his little DVD player. He did well at the picnic. Sometimes it was just too noisy and he would hold his ears and squint his eyes. As long as we took breaks every 15 to 20 minutes he seemed to be able to gather himself and did better. K.C. didn't participate in any activities but you could tell he was just taking it all in. He was looking around and smiling at times. His little DVD player would not leave his hands and I figured if I allowed him to bring it we might make it through the picnic. Big Brother rode a pony (K.C. watched) went down a huge slide, ate cotton candy, ice cream, hot dogs, Sun Chips and drank alot of soda. I did mange to get K.C. to eat sun chips and drink a Sprite. I brought his food in a backpack along with other things I thought I might need to prevent a meltdown. No meltdowns today! Two relatives came along with us to the picnic and Big Brother played with Lynn alot. It sure was a warm day in Arizona!






5 comments:

mcewen said...

Wow, you are one brave woman. Well done. I wouldn't dream of going to such an event, [well not at this stage anyway and certainly not without another adult to do the chasing!]
Best wishes

kristina said...

Great job KC--to me, whatever it takes to get through something with minimal to-do....

gretchen said...

It sounds like a fun day, and you are such a smart mom to come prepared for anything! I'm glad both boys had fun, and I think it's fine if K.C. just wants to watch- he's still enjoying himself! It's chilly and rainy in Ohio again/still :-)

gretchen said...

PS- I love the slideshow of pictures you've added at the top! Is that you who's trying to get a kiss? Have we ever seen a picture of you Tina?

Melissa H said...

Hooray for successful days!!!