Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Thankful Thanksgiving

I have seen how many people have been posting all month about the things they are thankful for, and I wish I had been able to get a post done about this before today. But since it is thanksgiving today, it's not too late!

I am thankful for my family most of all today. I have the best family in the world. They have been there for me this past year as we have been on a roller coaster ride with Josh. I have had all the help I needed to make it through it all. I am so grateful for a wonderful family who loves me unconditionally. I am so thankful for the acceptance my family has had with the challenges we face as well. Having a child with autism, and one with developmental delays is not easy to explain to others. I have seen other parents of kids with disabilities who have not had that acceptance from thier own family. My family is the best and loves us unconditionally. Thank you so much!!!!

Now, onto our fun family day! I didn't think to take all the pictures I wish I would have, but I got a couple good ones.

This first one is some of the family sitting around a table playing a card game. It was very odd this year to have such a small family gathering. We miss you Amy and Luke!!!!

This is Jordan being... silly. He has a cheesy smile when he is goofing off.

This is a good picture of Trevor. He is really hard sometimes to get in a picture, so I can't complain. (on a side note: trevor had a decent thanksgiving this year. He did stay away in Harrison's room during the meal, but we got him out to socialize later with the Wii)

This is Scott and Trevor playing bowling with the Wii. I was completely amazed with how well Trevor did. He has never played it before, but got the highest score on every game out of every single person there... including the adults!

This is him playing bowling. He was so funny about it. He even had a little dance that he did when he would get a strike. For those of you who don't know Trevor very well, it was a HUGE deal that he even came out to socialize at all. He usually hides away and plays alone at family parties. I was very proud of him today.

It was a great Thanksgiving and I hope everyone else had a great thanksgiving as well. I can't wait to read all your posts about the fun things you did!


Chan said...

It was a good Thanksgiving! I was going to comment yesterday but I forgot about how I noticed how well Trevor did yesterday! I was also very impressed. I didn't hear him yell or get mad or anything the whole day.

Desiree and Lars said...

How awesome! K...Lars and I have to invest in a Wii once we get a bigger place.

One of these days we have to get together...all our families. That would be so fun.