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Thursday, February 13, 2014

One Snowy Night,...

Once upon a time,...just last night,...a snow storm visited our quiet, little neighborhood,...and of course the weather folks were predicting for us,...just a 'light' dusting,...


Within three hours,...FIVE INCHES drifted down,...while Isaac had the opportunity to go outside at night and play in a wintery white,...


Big brother Teddy took him,...and also photoshopped some pixs,...this one is called: I.I. in the Snow


And this: Brothers in Winter White


Only problem with winter white in the Deep South,...is all that ice and all that snow on trees usually means the power will go out,...and so it did,...our white world went: BLACK,...

Fortunately Isaac is not fazed by the dark,...one perk,...if you can call it a perk of autism is that Isaac has absolutely NO FEAR of the dark,...he loves it,...to him,...it's just something interesting to explore,...so we had no hysterics while hunting for flashlights,...and fortunately I do keep an emergency shelf in the closet,...so it is easy to find what we need to find when the power goes out. 

A gas fireplace/stove downstairs kept the house nice and cozy and as we ALWAYS keep our electronics fully charged,...we had access to a portable DVD player that was somehow synced with the linemen working outside,...because the moment the DVD movie ended,...our power came back on,...perfect timing.

Of course for the record, we did have a second outage,...but that was perfectly synced with bedtime,...and we quite happily went to bed with the sound of power-saws ringing in our ears,...and a great big THANK YOU,...to those brave, and selfless linemen that keep us so safe and warm,...we are so appreciative!!!!

Since bedtime was a little late,...we slept in,...but when we woke,... our world was still white,...if melting rapidly!!!


We hustled Isaac into a pair of boots over his blanket sleeper and put on his thick jacket for a quick tour of a Winter Wonderland,...


Actually it was still so cold outside that the velcro on those little boots got wet and froze so they wouldn't stay closed properly,...not that Isaac minded,...he LOVES going outside,...


Not a lot of feedback from Isaac about the snow,...he was very blasé,...after all it had snowed just a week and half ago,...and to him it was just a lot of wet white stuff,...but we know he was taking it all in,...and new experiences are broadening,...also Isaac has an inherent genius for FUN,...often it is his own take on an experience,...but nevertheless,...he's having a good time,...it's his job and he takes it very seriously,...


Wintery walk with brother,...in a white world,...the scenery is gorgeous,...but my mother's heart is melting because Isaac is holding hands,...for a child with autism,...that's a HUGE achievement and trumps any snowstorm,...


Have to end with a snow person,...a date for Olaf,...isn't she cute? Wish she had lasted longer,....but like the entire snow storm,...she's now nothing more than a image frozen in time. 

Still, no doubt, our snow person and all these snow pix will find there way on an adaptive book for Isaac,...that's my newest therapy slant that I am exploring,...because I had NO IDEA you could make e-books in Power Point and upload them to Ibooks,...and as Isaac is such a tech-guy it makes sense to target some concepts for our little guy,...and no doubt,...I'll attempting our own adaptive books,...soon,...so far, I've been researching and tinkered with powerpoint,...but I have a slight learning curve to master on that app,...but for Isaac I am willing to learn whatever may be,...and if it works, I'll be sure to post what tips I can here,...because this is a GREAT idea for social stories!!!! As for this snow story,...I already know it will be titled: One Snowy Night!!!


Until I post again,...may God bless you!





2 comments:

  1. Five inches? I'm lucky to get snow that melts on contact with the ground!

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  2. That's normally us!!!...Typically we just get pretty flurries that melt on contact,...but this is the winter of snow that sticks,...and if nothing else it makes for great pictures! :)

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