Lewis and his class went on a field trip recently to several nursing homes to sing Christmas carols and recite 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Lewis had a section of lines and did such an incredible performance, we wanted to post it before Christmas, even though I'm pretty behind on my blog posts. CLICK HERE for the link!! Enjoy!
And a few pics from the event:
Sunday, December 09, 2012
We got to take the whole family out to Jackson's Orchard in late October including the grandparents Reitmeyer. Lewis and Owen fight a lot, but once we got out there, they were eager to climb onto the highest part of the hay maze together.
Lewis enjoyed sitting on this slide for a while and enjoying the view.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Then we stopped by the Kentucky museum and the boys made 3-D guitars.
There was a free WKU volleyball game after that, followed by Hilltopper Hysteria at Diddle Arena. We weren't sure what the boys would think of it, but Owen loves sports of all kinds and seemed to really love it. When the basketball pep rally started, we got through the announcements of all the names of the players, and then had to leave, at which point, Owen freaked out and started crying. Lewis also enjoyed himself. It was a fun, baby-free night!
Back in the beginning of October I was shopping at Kohl's and found some slim fit jeans. Lewis runs at least a size behind anyway, but adjustable pants end up being pulled to the point of looking ridiculous. I held up the slim fit against a pair of regular size 5 jeans and the slim fit jeans had a noticeably smaller waistline, but were still adjustable. Wouldn't you know that the slim fit jeans fit perfectly and we didn't have to adjust them!
We got worried a couple of months ago when I heard a webinar on feeding concerns from the Kentucky Autism Training Center. They said if a child doesn't gain weight over the course of a month that a dietician should be consulted to help them gain weight. Lewis had only gained one pound over the course the previous year so I knew there had to be multiple months when he didn't gain. We met with a dietician who said he fell in the bottom 5% (if that) of kids his age for BMI, and that he needed to gain 3-4 lbs to put him back into the 25th percentile. Our main concern is that his body isn't getting the nutrients he needs for best brain function and since he already struggles with cognitive impairment, we didn't want to make any of that worse!
Her suggestion has been for him to eat 250 calories more each day, to help him gain. Halloween came at a good time, and the fun size candy bars have been a welcome addition. He is also drinking "coffee" at Spencer's frequently that consists of a little coffee and quite a bit of half & half. It has been interesting and we aren't sure if he's gained much yet, but hope he is filling out his clothes better by the time he turns 7 next June. We'll keep you posted!!