Monkey and I had an AWESOME day today!

We got up early, left the house at 11 and headed to the Aquarium. The trip was as fun as the destination for him. He loves riding the bus and the train.

He loved the seals and penguins. He loved looking at all the fish and crabs. He love standing at the top of the tank and looking down at the turtles and the rest of the reef dwellers. I can’t think of any part of it he didn’t enjoy. He mostly walked, though we did have the stroller with us. He’d wander a little bit but never too far. He would hold my hand when it got really crowded but pretty much was just intent on all those FISH!

He broke out a couple new signs, “starfish” and “bubbles.” We met another little boy who knew some signs (his mom had taught him sign language before he learned to talk) and he said and signed “I love you” to Monkey and Monkey boy TRIED TO REPEAT IT! In spoken words. He was close, I understood him…and I almost passed out. He won’t repeat it though, lol.

At the end of our long day we were sitting at Harvard Square waiting on a bus and I handed him a small container of Cheerios. He dropped it and said “Uh OH!” He’s getting there!

He’s seems to change every day

Yesterday B. and L. came for an EI visit and it was a really good visit. Monkey was soo happy and social during the entire visit. We’ve even started a sensory diet for him which involves using a small brush on him to help determine when he needs sensory input and to help redirect into more stimulating activities. After L. used the brush on Monkey twice he  instantly grabbed it from her and tried using it on himself. When he couldn’t get the right motion he handed it back to us to do some more. We’ve been doing it since yesterday and he’s been doing great.  He really seems to enjoy it and it seems to relax him quite a bit.

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