Max only has one more day of school, which is only about an hour for his continuation ceremony. He and his pals are moving on to middle school from elementary school, so there will be a little celebration. It's happening earlier than Max usually is awake for, so hoping for a couple of photos where he's not sleeping.
|Ready for his picnic in his new Batman hat|
I had to check myself because I was disappointed with how Max couldn't play with the kids, but he was happy and had fun at the picnic. My expectations and his were different...and I'm glad his were met, since he enjoyed himself.
When B got here we walked over in the sunshine, but soon the thunder started rolling. It's been raining every day for the past two and a half weeks, which is very odd for Colorado. We went in and Max chose his coffee and chocolate and got B some too. He's such a gentleman...he wanted to buy B's treats for her too.
B brought his talker over and he chatted a little bit. We were listening to some new voices on his talker since he and his friends' voices have moved on from elementary school boy voices and onto middle school boy voices. We found one Max likes so we'll change it over soon.
The rain started to sprinkle, then started falling down steadily. We sat under the cover outside while they finished their coffee and chocolate and watched the rain fall. Max told us he liked the rain getting on his legs and feet.
At some point I realized this was just as special to him as the picnic was. For Max, his therapists have always been and will always be his friends. He doesn't see the kids his age every day, they are as much of a novelty to him, as he is to them. That may always be how it is. But, for his therapists he sees multiple times a week, he really loves seeing them and counts on their visits together.
We started back home in what we thought would be a break in the rain, but really it was just the final surge! I got soaked, and B and Max shared the umbrella and only kind of got soaked. But, Max squealed and laughed the whole way home. And looked up at his pal to make sure she was having a good adventure like he was too.