After my last post I thought it best to show some fun stuff going on around here. How about a picture-intensive post for once?
Our little fish is LOVING special needs swimming lessons. I wish I had zoomed in closer because he has a huge grin in most of these pictures.
Entertaining the big boys (or likely the other way around). A couple of the typical kids who go to the pool with their special needs siblings have adopted Brady. One always asks his mom "where is my baby?" when they get to the pool. These boys are particularly tolerant and understanding of Brady's less typical behavior - they are just amazing kids.
Playing Toss the Ring with the big boys. "Can we put it on his head and see if he can find it?" He he.
Showing off more sticking-out-of-tongue skills...
And because I just can't stop myself from typing lengthy paragraphs, I have to tell the cutest story. One older boy with Down Syndrome was struggling to get his brand new goggles out of their packaging. Troy offered to help and was able to break open the plastic (I heard they now make special scissors just for this...must find some). Later I overheard this boy telling his friend "Did you see that muscle guy? He is so strong. Yeah, he's a GREAT guy." A lengthy conversation ensued regarding exactly how great this guy is and exactly how strong his muscles are. Needless to say, Troy and "the smiley one who always wears sunglasses" are very popular at the pool!