For some reason all of my Easter pictures are on three different cameras--none of which I have with me now. You can see them on my Facebook page though. We did have a nice Easter weekend. The weather was gorgeous. The eggs hunts were all fun filled and Colton got more candy than he ever will eat, so I am helping him out in that department!! We went to the river Sunday afternoon, which seems to be a weekly tradition now. He loves to dig in the sand and play in the water. He of course still has no fear so I make sure that I unload my phone, my keys and any thing else that I don't to get wet in the event that I have to go in after him. I also love to people watch. You really see a whole different group of people down there!!
Colton had his speech evaluation with yet another therapist on Tuesday. He has been "talking" more in the past week or so. He has begun to repeat what you say and has added maybe 5 or 6 words just in the last week. The one in Gainesville that we went to several weeks ago was a really a waste of time on several levels. She didn't really "talk" to Colton at all and just had a checklist and said he was at about 18 months in his speech. This lady, Julie, was much better. I am not sure if she was a doctor or not, but she was very knowledgeable. She was young and seemed a little more with it. I scheduled his appointment for the morning because after the disaster of last time, I wanted him "fresh". She sat him in a highchair so that she could strap him and and it really worked out much better so that he couldn't run around. She had a picture book and she went through various questions with him and asked him questions and really went into more depth. After her evaluation, he scored at 2 yrs. 11 months for his reasoning skills and at 1 year 11 months for his expressive language. So she concluded that he understands and can reason extremely well, but his language is a little behind where it should be. She recommended not doing any therapy right now because he is really starting to mimic and gain words at a rapid rate here recently. She said if I had any concerns or wanted to ask her anything in the coming weeks or months, to give a call and she will help me brainstorm or go over what we can do to help him along.
Colton has another photoshoot tomorrow. She is doing it at a local nursery and with all the plants flowering and blooming, we should get some really pretty shots. Now the problem is, how should I dress him--casual or dressy? I was thinking maybe a button down shirt with his plaid tie and a pair of khaki shorts. It is REALLY hard to decide.