Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I'm super excited that I'm going home to my Dad's for Thanksgiving!  I will get to visit with friends, hang out with family, and have some great times with family I haven't seen in years!  I had lost touch with my cousins Angela & Tracy years ago - and recently found them on facebook!  I'm super excited to catch up and see their kids again (although they are big kids now) and they will get to meet Cooper.

I was looking around for some things to knit for Christmas and ran across a neat pattern for mini-mitten ornaments.  I am going to try this out this weekend and hopefully post samples soon.

I'm also very excited about this weekend - NO MORE FOOTBALL!!  I'm really looking forward to doing nothing all day!  I hope that works for me!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Proud Mama

Cooper does things all the time that make me proud.  He also does things that make me laugh or just shake my head!  But when a note from school came home about a special appointment, I was overjoyed and beamed with pride!

Cooper has been chosen to be in a program called "Connections".  A couple of times a month, he and another student will have lunch with an autistic student (and his teacher) in a smaller setting than the cafeteria.  This will allow the autistic student to learn to build friendships and learn socialization skills as well.  His teacher said she chose Cooper because she thinks he is a good role model.  Well, so do I!!  Way to go Cooper! 

I am thankful to God to have a child that is caring and compassionate for others.  It is my prayer that this not only has a positive impact on the autistic child - but on Cooper and the other student chosen in this program as well.