The Difference A Year Makes

Here is Aiden exactly one year ago today....


and here he is now...Owen exactly one year ago today...


and here he is now...
And here is Miss. Olivia exactly one year ago today...


and here she is now...
All three kids are taller and have added a year's worth of skills and maturity... and have had some pretty major life changes. It amazes me the difference one year can make.

Last year at this time we didn't have an official diagnosis for Aiden and he spent the majority of his days freaking out, Owen still had sweet chubby little boy hands and had just started kindergarten and cried everyday when I dropped him off for school, and Olivia could only say a few words and had barely any hair.

Now we officially know Aiden has autism and his ability to cope has improved dramatically. He no longer spends most of the day freaking out and angry. He taught himself to ride a two-wheeler bike this summer. He enjoys school and the school is starting to enjoy him too! He is learning to read and has proven his intelligence over and over again. He gives me wonderful hugs and is a wonderful helper to me.

Owen has slimmed out and grown several inches in height and is almost as tall as Aiden. He has lost that little boy look and has developed his own sense of style. He loves school and talks about his best friend Hunter and all the fun things they do each day. He has grown in confidence and independence and can even make his own peanut butter sandwiches! He has an amazing imagination and loves to dress up as his favourite characters.

Olivia is no longer a baby! She has crazy curly hair and is taller than most of the little girls her age. She has developed quite the personality and loves to talk. She plays with her dollies all the time and sings her brothers a lullaby at bedtime. She is constantly telling us she is hungry but never finishes ANYTHING we give her to eat. She is beautiful and so fun to be with!

My kids are so cool!

Comments

Amanda Daybyday said…
Yes they are. And so are their parents! You're perseverance has paid off. You give me hope.
the Doug said…
Ya, they're cool, I suppose we should keep them eh?

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