Tuesday, December 20, 2011

He Plays

Mikan trying to help Anica blow out her candle. John is trying to coach him. Mikan still doesn't know how to blow or spit.

Mikan is recovering from another illness that completely haulted his solid food intake. Eating therapy is such a stressful, tiresome, and nearly thankless task. We are thankful for his regular appetite for Pediasure, but I just don't see any real progress on the horizon.

Mikan loves the Little People zoo set Anica got from Nina and Poppi for her birthday. The night she got it, Mikan stayed up playing with all of the animals. He actually played with them appropriately and didn't point out to us how the lion actually looked like the number eight, the tree like Idaho, or the tree swing the letter 'u'. John and I just watched him playing, foregoing his bedtime in favor of appreciating this milestone his therapists have been encouraging for two years.

Any guesses what Mikan's drawing might be?

In his words, "Mikan with snot coming out of his nose."

Mikan cuddling with Sophia and watching Dora.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you have a blessed holiday season. Thanks to all who have been praying for us this year.


Kara @ Just1Step said...

Merry Christmas to you guys!! Happy birthday to Anica, and good job to Mikan for playing "appropriately" with the animals!! I would have let the bedtime go, as well. :)

Trisha said...

I think that it's good that he can draw a circle and put in two eyes and a nose for a self-portrait. It shows self-awareness. Even kids in kindergarten often don't go beyond just that.

I'm assuming that his "snot" is something he came up with after the line was already there, not with forethought. Good catch, Mikan!

I read your posts, almost every one. I am touched and amazed by your patience and love for this little boy who's very existence must exhaust you beyond belief. Know that we are supporting you, from here! Always. Love him. Pray for his progress. Cheer his every step forward.

Love to you, all 4.

Auntie T

Kathy said...

I love the picture!!! Wishing you and your great family the happiest and healthiest of New Years!! He is just so cute!!! Happy Birthday to Anica! Enjoy!