Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Brotherly Love

Javi was showing Ethan how to play Pokemon when we were walking around
Circuit City today. It was very cute. What a good boy! He even shared
with brother and let him have a turn.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday Javi!!

Glad your party was a success and everyone had fun. Happy 8th
Birthday to my big 3rd grader!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Green Water Guns

Rather than going out and buying water guns this summer, why not take the greener approach and use a recycled water bottle?  Simply take a knife and poke a hole in the lid of the water bottle.


-Does not cost any money if you have some empty ones lying around.
-Easier to refill
-Makes the fight equal, since everyone will have the same type gun
-Wastes less water because you can easily fill in a bucket or butt it up to the faucet with out wasting
-You can still recycle the bottles after.

They do tend to deflate the more they are squeezed, but you can easier blow air in the bottle to reform the shape.  Simple summer family fun with out buying some toy that will end up in a landfill, where a bottle is easily recycled.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008


We are at our psych eval at San Diego Regional Center. Javi has one
every couple of years. Pretty much to see if it's time to cut off his
services. Well, I think he needs them now more than ever, but we'll
see what happens. Javi's sensory needs have been overwhelming lately.
He needs input just about every 5-10 mins as compared to a few months
ago only needing it once an hour. He is showing much more classic
autistic behaviors as he gets older. I am not sure if something
changes in his brain as he ages or if just the demands and
responsibilites change, this is his coping technique. It could be a
combination of the two. I am going to investigate treatment options
for his sensory needs. He already does OT at school and has a sensory
diet, but these days that just isn't enough.

Hope all goes well. Javi just went back for the first part of the
eval. To be continued...