I thought I'd just post to let you all know that I am still here. Things have been going really well for us lately, so I haven't had much that I've felt like posting about. I do read every post you guys make, and I love to comment. So......I've been around.
Like I said, Mason is doing really well. He is growing up so much. He shocked me the other night when I decided to quiz him a little bit on what he could and could not do. It surprised me to find out that he is learning to read. He is not a fluent reader, but he can sound words out. I was so proud of him---I just kept writing more and more words, and he was able to read the majority of them. He's my smart little stinker! He is also learning to play the piano, and he can play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". Hopefully he will continue to enjoy that for the rest of his life. He is very anxiously awaiting his 5th birthday and Easter. Since his birthday is the day before Easter, he seems to think that the Easter Bunny will be coming early and will be hiding his gifts. We'll see about that............He has made so much progress lately. I can't even believe he is the same kid that I remember him being two years ago. He still has his motor delays, but he is working so hard to improve, and it is really showing. He has become a pro at playing MarioKart on the Wii. When he began playing a couple months ago he wasn't even able to finish a course. Then he moved up to finishing, but finishing in 12th place. Now....he comes in first place a lot of the time! He could beat me any day, and that's no lie. I just love to see him do things and enjoy things that typical kids his age do. We're still working on riding a bike, though he is gaining enough strength and balance to swing on a regular swing now. He doesn't quite have the coordination right now, but I'm thinking this summer he'll get it. It gives me hope that the gap will close and he will fit in to a regular classroom---not just fit in, but succeed as well. I'm just so proud of him, and I love him so much!