At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Isaac's Easter 2014

Easter Weekend,...for us really began on Good Friday but I don't have any pictures of our quiet day when we explored the Resurrection Eggs with Isaac and talked about the Resurrection story - very abridged: Jesus was born, that's why we celebrate Christmas, Jesus was a boy and grew in wisdom, Jesus was a man and taught about God's love, Jesus helped and healed the people, Jesus is God's Son and perfect, but Jesus died on the cross for our sins, which is sad, but Jesus arose on the third day,...which is miraculous and happy and why we celebrate: Easter. 

This weekend Isaac learn how to sign: Easter,...it's the E-hand,...palm forward waved back and forth.
And of course, Isaac knows to how sign: eggs,...
both hands, index and middle fingers, strike one another like breaking an egg in a bowl. 

Saturday Isaac attended a Easter Egg Hunt,...with lots of blow-ups to explore,.....




Isaac stopped for a quick snack: hot dogs,...his favorite!!!


And then more sliding and waiting in line,...nicely



Did Isaac "GET" the egg hunt? Not really, but he liked being with all the children,...and it's a big deal that our little guy is actually barefoot on grass!!! HUGE sensory leap,...


While all the other children snatched up the eggs,...Isaac was content to get just a couple,...


No matter if Isaac didn't snag lots of eggs at the egg hunt, because this year his sensory tolerance has improved enough for us to color our own eggs,...




Sort of,...Isaac had some trust issues going on with those little plastic cups,...



But,...Isaac tried and that's what matters most,...



No enthusiasm,...but maybe next year,...



Or maybe Isaac knew a hair cut was coming after we finished coloring the eggs,...

Since day one, we have cut Isaac's hair at home and it's been an evolving process,
which two years ago was so dire, it had us wondering 
if our little guy was going to go the Nazirite route,...
but that wouldn't work,
because Isaac like raisins,
and since then,
we've used a combination of distraction: from bubbles to Veggie Tales, 
to sensory desensitization with play scissors,
which means for almost two months
every day, a couple times a day
 I pretended to cut Isaac's hair,
combing and play cutting with the scissors 
until Isaac was able to tolerate real scissors. 
But let's be clear,...Isaac does NOT like getting his hair cut,
but he will sit, mostly still,....and tolerate the ordeal,...
which means
rewards for EVERYONE when the task is complete!!!



Mama's reward is easy to style hair and a handsome little guy,...


But pictures for prosperity are still not Isaac's thing,...especially in the morning. 


That face says it all,...

But to church we went,...and worshipped and Isaac had a grand time in Highland Havens,
bubbles and bubble and more bubbles,...
between super-sonic zooming around the room,...
And the result was a wore out little guy before the afternoon was through,...


Yes,...Isaac is really going to be a big guy,...but all big guys start out as little guys


And our little guy had celebrated Easter with all the gusto,...he's got!!!!

After a nap,...Isaac was ready to change into some play clothes 
and go outside and try out the side walk chalk
from his Easter Basket

It is important to note this is the first time,...Isaac has EVER picked up sidewalk chalk
sensory issues and such,
but obviously Isaac wasn't having any sensory issues when he began to 
trace out the alphabet to our astonishment!!!
check out that Q and R
rather precise for a rookie,...a four year old rookie at that,
I didn't get a picture of the M, N, O and P,...
but they were ALL spot on,...precise,...it was a WOW moment,...



Isaac has obviously been holding out on us,...
either that,
or 
Isaac's impressive tracings were his Easter gift to us,...






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









2 comments:

  1. I made two rainbow eggs with egg dye. I found your blog because I have an obsession with rainbows.

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