wow! have i really blogged every day this month? i can't believe how this month has flown by! wyatt is napping now before we get him dressed for the afternoon's festivities. we'll probably hit a fall festival or two, and then go by my parent's house and sister's house for them to see the boys. ethan will be dressed up like a taco bell employee......he's working at taco bell tonight~ i convinced forrest to pair up with wyatt this year....he will be a knight and wyatt will be the dragon! i'm sure they will be so cute! our church fall festival is tomorrow night, and it is always a lot of fun!
tim and forrest have spent most of the morning in forrest's room cleaning out. seriously cleaning out! one thing that several parents of adults with Down syndrome have told me is how neat and clean their kids are! yay! there's hope yet! maybe wyatt will help forrest learn some organizational skills and encourage more tidiness! ha ha ha! if he'll just keep his own room clean i'll be thrilled!
most often i hear how "sweet" children with Ds are! this from people who don't have a child with Ds....parents of kids with Ds who are older than wyatt just laugh at this one! so far he is sweet, but he's also exhibited quite a stubborn streak! if he doesn't want to do something....good luck! and he's strong as an ox! not sure what i'm going to do with him when he gets bigger! pray for a cooperative spirit!
we've learned so much in the past 16 months......we knew virtually nothing about Ds! and we've had the opportunity to share and educate so many of our friends and family as well. i know that we have much to learn as he grows and goes through different stages....just like with our older children! they are complete opposites of each other, and we've had to learn how to parent each of them differently as well! the biggest difference that we have had with wyatt is all the medical interventions.....our older boys were exceptionally healthy! we have been blessed with three wonderful boys......and are so thankful that God entrusted us with our little wyatt, who was never in our plans.....but always in God's plan, which is so much greater than ours!