Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Snow Day

A winter wonderland on the second day of Spring!


I woke up with the idea of a craft in my head – shaving cream and food coloring.  It would be an excellent OT activity for Bella (and everyone else!).

Results – fun for me!  Everyone’s reactions could be plotted along a spectrum.  On one end, Jessi LOVED it!  She created beautiful pictures.  On the other end of the spectrum, Bella growled at me  :)  - but at the very end, when no one was around, she touched the foam and made five dots (Wahoo!)


Tickles – this boy loves his tickles!


Alex happy that he was home with his Jessi!


Joy is still obsessed with zombies!


Bella is obsessed with creating A-MAZ-ING outfits – this particular model is a flowy shirt, on top is a skort, worn so that the crotch goes over one shoulder, then a pink flowy dress around her neck, completed with a pair of pig slippers.  There were several other equally as beautiful ensembles throughout the day!


Because no snow day is complete without a medical emergency, we made a run to the ER.  Alex likes to bang his head (thank you Autism).  This time he busted his noggin – so to the ER we went for stitches.  The ER doc was great!  He listened to us rattle off Alex’s diagnoseses and watched him for a couple of seconds and offered us an option.  How about we don’t staple his scalp?  Since he isn’t going to leave it alone to heal, anyway, why not just let it heal on its own?  It’ll leave a nasty scar, but who cares?  Isn’t under his hair and it’s not like the poor kid doesn’t already have a designer head from all of his brain surgeries.  They did clean it and put some medicine on it, but that’s it.  I sent a picture to his teachers at school, who forwarded it to the principal, and Alex has earned himself two school free days – can’t have an open wound at school.  Oh well!  Grateful Alex didn’t seem to be in any pain – and it should heal up on its own.


Joy and I went outside and built a snow man and had a snow ball fight with the next door neighbors.  I love our next door neighbors!  They also have a SN daughter.  It’s awesome!


Our snowman – more of a snow robot!


It was a fun day!

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