|Loving his ipad|
Joel (almost 18), sat on the floor with Felix this afternoon while Felix was playing with his ipad. He couldn't believe the way Felix can navigate his way around his favourite applications, changing them when he wants to play something different. Joel said to us, "I didn't think Felix was meant to be able to do stuff like that... why can he do it? He's so smart!" Felix is certainly a far cry from what one of the Doctors, who spoke to us before he was born, suggested he would be. We had images of a child who may be completely dependent on us for absolutely everything. We had even talked about what sort of a car we would need to buy if Felix needed a wheelchair. He has certainly been a little surprise package.
Nathan was standing up some of Felix's bowling pins earlier. He doesn't play with them very often, but impressed his Daddy by knowing exactly which ball he needed to use. Felix rummaged through his toy box, pulling different things out, until he found the bowling ball near the bottom and took it to Nathan. Pretty clever Mr. Felix!
|Deep in thought|
|Me and my clever boy|
A very proud moment for Nathan and I today was that Felix had a completely dry nappy all afternoon. He went into the bathroom all by himself and put his potty seat up on the toilet, and then signed 'toilet' so we would put him on there. Each time we lifted him up, he would do a wee and then sign 'more' and would do a bit more, then 'more' again and he would do even more. When he was done, he would sign 'finished' and say "up" and we would lift him back off. His nappy was still completely dry when he went to bed. We are so pleased that he is doing well with his toilet training, and are proud of his determination to try so hard.