Friday, July 01, 2011

Everything Upside Down!

Lately K.C. has wanted everything turned upside down. Dishes, cups, toys etc. must be turned upside down after he's finished with them. Tonight Diet Coke in a can was turned upside down and left on the top of my cable box. It's no longer working :( I don't know what's got into him. Even with his eyes he's looking out of the corner as much as possible as if to try to see what's behind him. Don't know what to make of it. I do know he gets mighty angry if I turn his things that he's finished with upside down. Even if the dish is full of food it gets dumped. Hopefully he will soon let this upside down thing go. I wonder if he's Dyslexic? Don't know if it's a phase or? 
Adam is doing super well! He has been staying with family in Israel for the last 6 months. He will be coming back home to us very soon. When my Parents were alive Adam didn't get out much at all.  My Parents were excellent parents but my Mom was so overprotective of Adam that he really didn't go very many places or even have a ABA program that he needed to go to. My Mom kinda just accepted Adam as he was which is wonderful but I could always see that he was capable of so much more. This young man has been doing very well visiting AND staying with family. Of course his home is here with the boys and I. Visiting family is his second home. He still loves to paint and is truly gifted at what he does. God blessed this young man with such beautiful talent. He's doing very well and has adjusted over the months. I'm happy that he can see the world and that he's learning to cope with changes so much better each day. Some days are rough but all in all I have to say he's doing great! 
Big Brother and I are gearing up for fireworks! KC isn't a big fan of the noises that they make but we park quite far from the fireworks and don't hear the noises much but have a great view from where we sit. We are going to Walmart tomorrow to find some fireworks to buy for Big Brother. KC actually loves sparklers! He twirls them as he walks in circles never taking his eyes of the sparkles.
We hope all of you have a great holiday and please be safe! We will be trying to stay cool here in Arizona as it's been 115 degrees here!
How is the weather in your state?
(I managed to get this picture of KC looking straight at me after 6 tries! ) It's tough for him to make eye contact, if he does it's very quick! Gotta be fast to catch this guy!)  


Casdok said...

Has K.C. got any ear defenders to help him with the fireworks?
Really good to hear that Adam is doing so ell.
I wouldnt worry about turning things upside down. All behaviour is for a reason and if its helping him getting himself through something or learning something then its better to let him do it. Or maybe someone did it once when he had finished something and hes now transferred it? He will stop it when it no longer serves a purpose for him (maybe!)
And our guys perifial vision is excellent if not better :)

Niksmom said...

I'm thrilled to read about Adam's progress and adventures, too!

I agree with Casdok, I wouldn't worry about the upside-down stuff (except around electronics, perhaps!)'ll be replaced by something else, probably, along the way.

Sweet picture of KC, too. He has such beautiful eyes. :-)

Wishing you all a happy Fourth of July celebration!

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Your little man is growing into a big man! I have no clue what to tell you on upside-down but at least you know what it means! Have a great holiday. It isn't much cooler here in MO, a real heat wave is happening. :)

Donetta said...

i hope this finds you well

JUST A MOM said...

Well WEll WELLL bout time you update girl... good to hear the boys are doing so well. I often think of you and wonder how your doing. Sounds to me like life is pretty good over there. You will have to send me yoru email so I cna add you to my now PRIVATE blog,, long story,, here is my email I know there is alot for you to catch up on my crazy life.... Keep writing and let us know how your doing... AGAIN GLAD TO SEE YA!

dluvscoke said...

Turning things upside down? That's a new one to me. My son is going through a phase where he turns on the light switches everywhere he goes. The thing is, he is blind. Go figure?

kristina said...

Just wanted to say and belated birthday wishes for KC!

Your guys have all grown so much! And Adam going to see family on Israel -- that is just wonderful.

I'm thinking about reading your blog when KC was much younger and he really has come so far, Big Brother too. We've also found that getting a better sense of sensory issues has helped Charlie a lot.

Take lots of care---Kristina

Toyin O. said...

Cute picture of KC.