First, a song (I love his moves):
That's one of Dylan's favorite songs. He gets way excited about singing it. :)
Spring has finally hit here in Alaska. The snow melted slowly....and Dylan liked riding his tricycle into what was left of it.
He also enjoyed splashing in the back alley (where there were lots of potholes filled with water and ice):
We planted seeds for the garden in anticipation of spring (in early April):
And of course they grew and grew. Now they are ready to plant, but the ground isn't quite ready yet. Still a bit too cold in the mornings. And it's May!!
Dylan's been through a few favorite books recently. For a few days he was focused on "Kitten's First Full Moon", which has been in our library for awhile (and one of my personal favorites). He's had fun recreating pages from it:
Did I mention I got a laminator? I've been laminating everything (including my shopping lists and meal planning sheets...more on that on my food blog soon). I downloaded lots of worksheets from starfall.com for Dylan and what you see above is just a laminated piece of blank paper that Dylan likes to draw on. It's a very portable (and cheap) whiteboard.
I took Dylan and Sasha to take a picture with the Easter Bunny at the mall. Dylan sat as far away as he could from EB on the big chair, so I asked him to give the EB a hug. And this was the result:
On Easter, we decorated eggs (I was a bit late with that) and invited a couple of friends over for an Easter Egg Hunt in our backyard. Evidently we were lucky that the snow was all gone this year...in the past we've heard tales of having to hunt for easter eggs in the snow.
Dylan enjoyed coloring the eggs. He directed me to the proper colors for dunking (and chucked a few in himself....I don't say "chucked" lightly..we ended up with some prematurely cracked eggs. He wasn't very interested in drawing on them this year (Denny and I did though).
Dylan's always had a specific way to go on an egg hunt. He usually needs some guidance to actually look for the eggs. But, he knows there is something inside, so he stops as soon as he finds one to open it up and have a look. And then he eats whatever yummy things he finds inside.
But, luckily, he has friends that find eggs and share with him:
On a totally different note, I'm currently reading a book called "The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About Raising Kids with Special Needs". The book has inspired me to write a blog post about Dylan, his special needs and our highs and lows. Look for that soon.