Friday, December 22, 2006

Dominic's School Christmas Party

Dominic had his Christmas party at school and we went by for cookies and punch. Santa gave each kiddo a present. It was alot of fun for the kids. They sat and waited their turn with their little hands fidgiting around because they knew Santa had a present for them. Dominic's teacher (woman in the white) told me that he's been doing a great job and his outburst are becoming less and less. She said that he's doing an awesome job potty training too which is good because here he switched from peeing on the toilet all the time to pooping on the toilet all the time and peeing his pants. Anyways she said he's doing great. The lady in the pic below in the black is his speech therapist and I didn't get to ask her how he was doing with her. His speech has exploded all though the words still aren't coming out exactly how they should. I tried to snap a few pictures of the day though and Dominic loves pointing out the people.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Hasn't really been too much to report lately. Dominic's language is EXPLODING again this year. At this rate, I think he may be able to go to normal preschool next year off the IEP. The other night Daddy was complaining about something at the dinner table and Dom looked at him and told him to "Go back to work, Daddy!" It was the funniest thing ever because he's never said that one before. He's also speaking in bigger sentences now and trying to explain what's wrong and why he's mad or crying. He'll say something like "Alex hurr me" or "Day-un took my train." There's still alot of working with him on words, they're there now they just don't come out right. He's been really branching out into singing too which he has never done. He sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star all the time and tries to sing Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer. Super excited about Santa or "Ho Ho" as he calls him coming soon to the house. This is the first year he's really understood Holidays and what happens with them and it's really neat to see his eyes get huge when he talks about Santa coming.

I think one of the best things that has happened lately with Dominic is that he's really becoming more open with Damien. When he was first born, he hated him and wanted nothing to do with him. As a baby he was ok but then when he started crawling and liking Dominic's toys things went downhill again. Now he's come to realize I think that Damien is not out to steal all his toys and Damien really thinks Dominic is pretty cool and just wants to be like him. They are playing together alot more and run around the house together. There are still usually one or two times though where Dom freaks out and either hurts Damien by pushing him or takes toys from him causing him to cry. I think we'll always have those though.