Kyle has started laughing. Talk about music to my ears! He is adorable! The only thing that gets him to really laughing is when I tickle him with my hair in his face - so that is what I'm doing in this video. Kyle doesn't laugh out loud all that often but he smiles so easy. really all you have to do is look at him or talk to him for that!
He has found his squeal! Happy, Mad, Sad, Tired - he squeals! He also just started grabbing objects with his hands. Used to I would hold a toy up to him and he would look at it, smile at it, talk to it... but not grab it. Yesterday he just reached out and grabbed it and of course took it straight to his mouth! I was so excited! We have been working on this for several weeks now! and just about every time I offered him one today - he grabbed it too!
Kyle is doing really well! Growing in every way! I truly have so much to be grateful for today! Speaking of Grateful! Jadon has an aunt LaNay (the one who does Kyle's prayer wall!). She is one of the most thoughtful people I know. A couple of months ago her daughter attended a Vacation Bible School and the church put out a CD of the song they sang there. So she got one for Jadon and let Emily (her daughter) mail it to jadon - HE LOVES MUSIC - and he and emily are in band together - well if you ask them they are... ANYWAY - jadon and jack were listening to it and performing for their reflection in the living room TV (a frequent occurrence at our house). I noticed the words to one of the songs - it said "I wanna be grateful" cute little melody. and I was thinking that the song was suggesting that this is a choice - saying I want to have that attitude... an attitude of gratefulness. and that made so much sense to me - pretty simple but in my current state - hard or tired or sad or lonely or confused - I can wake up each morning and want or choose to be grateful! It is my choice. WOW - that was really big for me and has been so instrumental in the last few days and weeks of my life. and that just goes to show - LaNay may have just thought she was sending a CD to her nephew. But what encouragement it has been to my spirit.