At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lego Legacy And Life,...


Life first,...

"How about starting the summer off in a new ride,...Isaac?"
When our blue car started having troubles,...we were in a pickle,
but the LORD will '...never leave nor forsake us,'
thus,...it's a miracle we were able to get into our little guy's newest love,
oh yes,...what guy doesn't like a truck!
Look at those long legs,
no more car seat needed,
which is also a therapy miracle,...as I.I. has enough self-control to stay buckled,
without a five point harness. 
Our little Captain Careful,...believes in safety!!!



Now legacy,


"For me," says Isaac,...
although at the time we put big brother's legos in the attic for our grandchildren,
as it NEVER occurred to us we'd have a child so late in life,...


But so we did,...and big brother's lego legacy is ALL for baby brother,...


What guy doesn't like legos?


Lots and lots and lots of legos,...
my older guys were METICULOUS about the care and storage.
Playing with Legos is a HUGE developmental development for our little guy,
before he wouldn't even look at legos,
and then for the lonnnnnnnngest time,...he was into de-construction.
"Let's build something, I.I." we'd say,
but nope,...our little guy just wanted to take apart whatever we constructed. 
But NOW,...oh dear,...you bet Isaac can put together the most complicated construction
which just barely glancing at the directions,
and he is even creating his own creations,...woohoo!


Lots of developmental triumphs to cheer as the school year winds down. 
"Fishing, anyone?"


Please note the distance between I.I. and the fish. 


One hand reeling,..



  From the picture it's a little hard to believe our little guy adores fishing,
but he does,...in the abstract,
reality is a little different,...but that's a good lesson in life...


Isaac voluntarily with a paint brush in hand?
WOW!!!
Talk about...more developmental developments!!!


What a special field trip for our county's special needs students,
thank you to the adaptive P.E. teachers who went out of their way 
to make such a great experience for their students!!!!



After fishing,...a little wading,...a wonderful way to end the day. 


Mother's Day,...had my three guys together,...


The brotherhood of the brotherhood,... these three are very special.


Into the woods,...found us at a new local park,...


Check out the body language,...as Isaac uses language to express his delight!!!


Up close to nature is on our agenda for the summer,...
away from home and at home.
Here is our resident lizard,...Speedy,
who needs to go to the zoo, when you can just step outside?


Another bucket list item checked.
Soaking wet as you watch a baseball game in a downpour!
We were all drenched,
but it was still a blast,...
but then Isaac has a way of making everything fun!!!


End of Miracle League season,...
"For me," says Isaac thrilled with his trophy!



THANK YOU,...to all who support charities such as the Miracle League,
YOUR time, money, and interest means so much to special needs families,
Life is not meant to be walk through,...alone. 



Last days of First Grade are rapidly closing,...
class party,
and class awards with Isaac nominated:
CAPTAIN CAREFUL
So appropriate:
I have mentioned I.I. has an alpha-leadership personality, right?
It was a great party,
with great friends,
so hard to believe this great school year is ending,...



Of course,...we're already gearing up for our summer activities.
Math, anyone?
Somehow I don't think it's going to be much trouble to get 
I.I. to participate in addition and subtraction activities this summer.
Our little guy can count like a pro,
but now it's time to learn the more intricate stuff. 
Let the adventure begin,.... 


So the school year is ending for us with a QUESTION MARK.
Redistricting affects our little guy's school placement,
and it's serious stuff as he will be eliminated from the elementary school,
where he has attended (and thrived)
 for the last two years. 
How do I explain this to my little one?
What is worse,...school is ending but we have NO IDEA where to register our child
for the new school year. 
It's our first taste of discrimination based on disability. 
Oh and it's all legal,...these government officials have to the right to say who goes where,
but again,...we are the ones who will have to answer the question,
"Why I not go to my school?"



If our child did not have Autism and Apraxia,...he could attend the elementary school
where he is zoned,...where all the other children in our community attend.

But this is life,...it can be messy. 



No answers for this dilemma,...and certainly no easy answers,
YET,....
we are people of faith,
and we have faith that,..."all things work to the good,"
YES,...even redistricting,....
After all I.I. has a new ride for this summer,
and that was a miracle,
how much more important is our little guy's educational foundation?


Lego legacy and life.

The joys and the challenges are intermingled,
but the LORD "...will never leave nor forsake us,"
Thus,...we know it's all good.

Summer is here,...let the fun begin!

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







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