One of these days I am going to get "one" photo where all 5 boys are looking at me! LOL!
We were in the midst of helping them dress for bed. When I thought of giving it another try! LOL!!
We actually have 5 pairs of matching jammies this year. So I am going to try again when we can coordinate that!
Here I said Noah's name and only he and Pauly looked!! LOL!
My Julius in the camo shirt has serious ADHD. In a few years we may consider trying medication. In these pictures you can see his constant fidgeting. He is beginning to disturb his brothers during school time. And it could start interfering with his school work. So far I can work his wiggles into his IEP! LOL!
I know I say it all the time but this boy has little angel wings and a halo. He is such a sweet soul. He's playing legos here with big brother Samson. Samson dislikes the "toy" pieces of the lego sets and Noah dislikes the lego blocks! Perfect!
Don't mind my mess behind them. :o) I was asked to make some special prayer shawls for a dear friend's red hat group. The other boxes are storing yarn.
The boys always keep busy. Samson has chores and school work. The little boys and Mercy have school and play. Samson likes to join in during free time.
When the little ones aren't doing their school activities we use Montessori resources to teach them adaptive living skills- setting tables, putting their things away. The hard part of this is that with their years of having nothing, owning nothing, they do not view their things as "theirs". They don't even claim possession to anything. We all say "this is Noah's" or "this is Jacob's", but they don't really care.
A dear friend wrote on her blog about how quickly they change physically for the better once they are home. But their minds take much longer to heal and learn. So we plug along. :o)
They'd prefer to do school or play than help out or develop independent living skills. I'm hoping and waiting for a little light bulb to go off in their heads one day! LOL! I had thought watching our 4 non SN kids, Samson, MA, SP, Tom and I that they'd get the idea. But not yet.
I'm glad they can have school till age 22 for special ed. It has been a blessing for Samson. That way we can work at their pace.