Join us on the Adventures of Boy Wonder, 8 years old, as he overcomes the challenges he faces due to Autism. The other characters in our cast include me, you can call me J, THE DIVA who is 5 and Sweet Baby Girl who is 4 years old. It's our version of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Fasten your seat belts.
Monday, December 5, 2011
A Little Time With My DIVA
The best thing you can give your children,
next to good habits,
are good memories.
~Sydney J. Harris
We were off. Just THE DIVA and I to Super Cuzzy's Wedding. You can read about Super Cuzzy here and here.
A little one on one time for the little girl who struggles with being the middle child.
You want chicken nuggets at 10 am. Well sure.
She was so well behaved on the flight out that people were surprised to see her get off the plane. She watched TV, colored in her book and told her doll to be good. Not sure if she was reminding herself but I took it.
Then the next day we were off for a get pretty day with the rest of the bridal party.
Waiting to get her nails done!!!
The finished product. This poor kid has my feet.
Then we were off for a bit of accessory shopping. She was so well behaved that she got pretty much everything she asked for. The other bridesmaids would now like me to take them all on vacation. I don't think that will go over to well with Big Daddy.
Once we were done shopping, some frozen yogurt was in order.
Stirring it to make a smoothie.
Then it was time to get ready for the rehearsal and dinner. She was well behaved the entire time. She was her usually silly, girly, never stops talking self but no screaming or carrying on.
Then it was Wedding Day and we were super excited. Time to get her hair done. She could hardly wait.
Oh the hard life of a flower girl.
We are almost ready.
Me and the BRIDE aka Super Cuzzy.
Then off to the restaurant with Super Cuzzy and Super Cuzzy #2
THE DIVA stayed behind with her new Partner In Crime aka Aunt J.
We didn't do nuffin faces.
The World's Most Gorgeous Flower Girl
And during the wedding I was reminded again just what a wonderful person Super Cuzzy is because her favor was awesome.
Instead of favors, they donated to the
Fisher House Foundation and Autism Speaks.
THE DIVA had a great time. She walked down the aisle nicely. She danced, was taught how to fist pump, ate, ran around like a maniac and laughed like a loon. But at 10 pm she asked to go to sleep.
Wedding 1 THE DIVA 0
The next morning we packed up and headed back to the airport. I hope that she remembers this trip. I hope that she knows while she rarely gets one on one time at home that I always look for a way to make her feel special and loved. Because she is a special, beautiful, funny, smart, much loved little girl and I need her to know that now and always.