Well, my baby is officially 3! I'm not exactlt when are life started to go in fast forward. It seems like yesterday I was heading to the hospital to get Lil Grif from the NICU! I was so thrilled to bring him home. He was perfect! He had the sweetest crooked smile and this black spikey hair that stood straight up. He was a quiet baby that didn't cry until he was 9 months old. He walked at 11 months and hummed from the moment he was born. If I had to guess I would say he will be a composer. He loves classical music! I spend all day with him following close behind me watching his "Baby Einstein" clips on his iPod. Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Handel & Beethoven are his favorites. This is truly an amazing child, but I am impartial...and I understand that. People will most likely look at him as just another Autistic child. I wonder, will they know he read by the time he was 3 and hummed arias day and night? Probably not. They will see a little boy who hops and disrupts with screaming. That's OK, I know he is perfection!
We celebrated Grif's birthday for several days. First on his birthday we had GF cupcakes and chinese food(his favorite). Grandma came over and we danced and sing. My little man passed out from exhaustion and so did I. TOday(Sunday) we celebrated with a family birthday party. Everyone he loves was in attendence. All the Grandmas, Papa, Aunt Kathy, TiTi, Aunt Ella, Aunt Lisa, Uncle Mike & Aunt Kelly, Oma and Opa and of course Aunt Terri & Thomas. We had pizza(his other favorite) and sang Happy Birthday. He was very happy to run around playing while being the center of attention. For the first time he enjoyed opening his gifts. Games, $$, Trucks, Puzzles, Clothes and DVD's all perfect! He opened everything gladly before settling on a small book and relaxing on the floor.
After everyone was gone he looked at me with Big Blue eyes as if to say, "Thanks Mom". I think he enjoyed his day. It was all about him just the way it should be!