Friday, March 10, 2017

Skating...

Max has had some pretty special nurses in his life through the years.  They all bring something special into his life.  And Max's Nurse Rachel is no exception.  Not only is she a great nurse, but in her free time, she plays hockey.  She has wanted to take Max skating for a while and we finally got it all sorted to take him today!

He was pretty quiet throughout their time skating, and probably would have let her take him skating for hours.  But, since she worked last night, we wanted to make sure he didn't wear her out.

The manager helped Steve get him onto the rink, and off again when they were done.




 And off they went skating!!  It was hard to get a picture of the smile on his face when they were on the other side of the rink from us, but he was smiling a lot!

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It was such a special treat for both of them.  Maybe we need to get him a hockey stick for his chair and he can join the team!  Thank you Nurse Rachel for being his pal and showing him a new way of having fun!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

His Valentines...

It's a week late, but I have to post about Max's Valentine's Day before I forget.

His teacher put the call out to a fellow teacher for her students to make some Valentine's Day cards for the homebound students since they aren't able to go to school and enjoy the parties.  And WOW - did they get a response?!  The cards are still pouring in from schools all around the district, but also from as far away as Germany!

Here are a handful of the first batch that came in for Max.  Several are from some of his former classmates who remember he loves Batman.  Some are from the local high school and some are from pre-schoolers.  It was so special to see the love passed on to Max, and he loved all the notes sent his way.





He even had some wrapped gifts.  There was a joke book, with the grossest jokes bookmarked for him.  Some candy, and a puzzle, and a beautiful book on Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech.

What a lucky guy to have such a great teacher who thinks of the little things he misses out on not being in the classroom.  And what a wonderful school district we live in - such a great community.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Teens Text...

In school today, Max told me "look at me." I was on my phone texting Steve and when I told him I was talking to Daddy he said "why can't I?"  I told him if he would tell me what he wanted to say to Daddy I would help him text Daddy from his iPad.  I blurred out some about location and time, but you can get the idea.



(The panda was sticking his tongue out and laughing.  Max chose it out of all the Kung-Fu Panda choices)






He read a book about Abraham Lincoln, and didn't feel like doing much else...and was insistent on telling his teacher how everything she offered was boring.  This is his difficult week with his mood. He will get another injection on Friday of the testosterone and his mood will be better.  And even though he didn't want to do what his teacher had planned, he did a good job of telling her why instead of just crying and throwing a fit.

Steve was trying to get him to be helpful for me, because he spent most of his school time asking about Daddy.  His teacher was great in turning his attention from being sad and missing Daddy to asking Max what he thinks Daddy does when he goes to work.  He answered dad goes out of the house works with officers and he thinks it stinks.  Pretty much how it goes.

**I'm posting this a few days late because I don't post when Steve is out of town.  Now he's back and Max is happy again.