Cross Your Fingers

Last month, we were disappointed to learn that Joe wasn’t among the lucky winners in an iPad giveaway especially for special-needs children.

BUT! That same organization is now doing a second round of iPad giveaways! I just sent off Joe’s application (including a note from his occupational therapist about what it can do for him) … and now we wait.

If you know a “delayed darling” who could use one of these things, go apply!


Third Birthday!

Joe had a great birthday!

I made cupcakes for his class, and stuck around for a while to see them celebrate. I love how he’s presiding over the festivities here:


That evening, we sang to him and had a few cupcakes ourselves!


He opened some cards from both sets of grandparents, and one from his favorite neighbor, Nancy. The books and CDs we ordered for him are still en route from, but he has been having a ball with his big present:


Somehow, though, his new favorite toy is one he got for Christmas but didn’t bother with much until recently. He has figured out how to close the little doors on this thing, and when we yell “Yaaaay!” after each one, he squeals with pride. So cute!