At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Friday, October 7, 2016


October has barely begun, but Isaac has been a busy little guy with one event after the other this past week,...and this upcoming weekend he has two more events,...fall festivals, for school, and one for especially for special needs children and their families,...and then upcoming field trips with school, TWO in the month of October,...and oh yes,...a very important wedding to prepare for in November,'s a very eventful fall for our little guy,...

Isaac is pacing himself,...on a HOT afternoon,...the weather in our side of the deep south has cooled somewhat, but it is STILL record breaking temps,....

Hot weather or not,...Isaac is always up for a school carnival.

LOOK at our little guy waiting in line,...soooo nicely.

Whoa! That's a super TALL slide,...and it is the same slide that Isaac was not able to master last fall.
It's a trampoline-type climbing tower, where one has to bounce and push up through webbing.
Last fall our little guy was completely unable to maneuver through the layers, and was actually rescued by a very nice second grader,...who was thrilled to get to 'help' Isaac. 

But this year,...Isaac shimmied up that webbing like a pro!!!

It helped Isaac had big brothers cheering him on!!!

THIS, brotherly love in action!
Come on, many twenty-somethings would so willingly give up their FOOTBALL Saturday
 to shadow a first grader from booth to booth, to maze, to rides, to more booths?
And foot the bill too!!!

Of course it does help that Isaac utterly adores his big bros.
They are his heroes!!!

More events?
How about a local Food Tasting event?

Our little guy did GREAT,...on a very long day of setting up and serving. 

Isaac helped to pick out and arrange the pumpkins!!!
Especially the little ones!!!

Captain Adorable,...generated many smiles. 

And the balloon has a fantastic story attached. 
A group of children, not part of our event were having trouble keeping with their balloons
 as the wind kept kicking up. Isaac went into hero-mode and chased down the balloons, rescuing them,...without a thought of thanks, our little guy truly loves being helpful. 
In a tear-jerker moment,...those children decided among themselves to give Isaac a balloon. 
Trust me, was really sweet how they wanted to thank Isaac,
especially as they only had a very few balloons themselves. 
Mama was sniffling. 

Getting to participate in such a big event was really a treat for Isaac.
Big brothers were on hand to help, as well. 
It is such a blessing Isaac has such good role models in his life. 

The event was very upscale and chi-chi,....

Isaac's ideal of gourmet food,...

During the big event,...Isaac did GREAT,...mostly hanging out with big brothers,
and of course being his charming-little-self. 

Having a six year old along for any big event like this is an open question to "How will they do?"
Add Autism and Apraxia into the mix and the question gets more complicated, 
but leaving Isaac out of the event was never an option.
This is life,...and we want our little one to live it as fully as possible.
Did Isaac experience the Food Festival in a different manner?
Yes, yes he did, but Isaac also make a ton of friends.
Hello, kids don't give away prize balloons to folks they don't like. 
And Isaac has a new frame of reference in his base of common knowledge.
Food Festival.
"Yeah," says Isaac, "I've been to one of those,..."

Of course let's get real,...
events are fun and all, but Isaac really rather spend time with his puppy!!!

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

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