Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween Craft Time

Aiden made a nice Halloween Ornament! We got this at Christmas Tree Shops for a dollar. Not bad for a little activity. I can see this may be what we make for some Christmas Presents!  When it dries I'll hang it in the window.  I had fun making this collage using a kit from another blog http://sinfullycreativescraps.blogspot.com so we both had craft time :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Apples Apples Apples

Aiden did painting on last weekend and during the week alot more activities I didn't get pics. I'll try to get more pics :) We went apple picking last weekend so I made an apple page for him to paint on the easil.

A is for Apple

My son Aiden playing on his laptop eating and apple with Hulk Hogan. We've worked very hard on him playing toys and eating fruit. I love this pic :D
Ricky made this from our Apple Picking day

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today's Aiden activity is making Chocolate Chip Cookies! Yum! Aiden had fun pouring the ingredients in and most of it was hand over hand but some wasn't and I am learning cooking with kids is messy but it sure is fun!

enjoying his hard work!

This is the recipe we use (we didn't use nuts today and used milk chocolate chips)

  • 1/4 pound(115g) butter
  • 1/2 cup(1 dL) dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup(100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/8 cups(155g) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup(1 dL) chopped nuts
  • 1 cup(1/4L, 6 ounces)semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees(190C) and grease some cookie sheets. Cream the butter, then gradually add the two sugars, beating until light and smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together and add it to the first mixture, blending well. Stir in the nuts and the chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets about 1 inch apart and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. About 50 cookies.Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: Use 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal instead of the chopped nuts

What is your favorite cookie to make at home? 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Connections and Connect Four

Aiden is learning how to play toys and enjoying them more.  Connect 4 has been in hiding for a year about because of the small pieces. But Ricky is having overtime at work I thought we could try this activity together.  Aiden did really well he stayed focused and filled them all up. And I really think he is starting to get the matching part of this game. Check out the pics!

What board games do you like to play with your kids?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Aiden made supper an easy activity and helps mom

I haven't posted in well a year LOL but I felt like posting I was really proud of my son and me.  We made a "home made" pizza tonight with a Betty Crocker dough mix, pizza sauce and cheese. I wasn't planning on it but thought maybe he would like to help, well with my help he made the whole thing!

this is a funny feeling mommy

Gotta try some

all done
He didn't eat it but hey he made supper tonight that's really cool! Yay Aiden.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


My little man is coming around (now and then for minutes). :)
Over the weekend and last night we took away his spoon for play times( he throws and picks up for hours. ) in those times we played ball, hula hoop and he rode his first bike. he had amazing eye contact and was paying attention and in his own way asking for more(with looks and pulling us) he did a 9 piece peg puzzle and colored a bit. I'm hoping we can keep this up and have more play times.

We went to Patriots training camp this weekend-- it was awesome. we saw them practice then Aiden went to the play area with bouncers and he also played a football game. throwing a nerf football to a picture of a football player. people actually cheered for him, and I was so proud he enjoyed himself doing "normal" things.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What's up Doc and a Staycation

Aiden did really well at his appointment with Dr. Beir at the Swartchz Center yesterday. That is his developmental pediatrician. When we first got there he was having a tantrum but then they said we could wach tv in a differnet room and he calmed down so then he was great with the DR! He is 41 pounds and 41 inches! He put 6 pegs in the peg board, and 4 rings on a stick, and a few puzzle pieces in a puzzle. He kept hugging me over and over and was in overall happy/ silly mood and she was happy to see him so affectionate with me and my husband. She said "that is not like most autism pdd." so he did a good job! She wants to go on with the genetics testing (blood work) and when my husband asked what would that do, and it was to rule out other things, and in case if we wanted to not have any more children. That was somewhat rough to hear but I know what she meant.

We had a great vacation "staycation". We saw Thomas at Edaville railroad, went to Plymouth Mass and stayed over night there. We went to the beach, We played minature golf, and saw a ligthhouse! :)

Aiden started the summer program at school and has been on a couple field trips. He went bowling and to another school to see a reptile show, He also goes swimming in the kiddie pools at school. He is doing pretty well adjusting at school with the new teachers and aides.

Here's a couple pictures from our vacation!