Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.




Friday, July 11, 2014

Bloop, Bloop, Bloop

Life is good for the Peters family. We are enjoying the long, warm, sunny days and leisurely pace of the summer season. No one, however, appreciates this "slow motion" more than Nicholas.

In previous posts, I have often compared him to this fine fellow.


For it is truly the simple things that mean the most to Nick.

Backpacks, candles, fireplaces and garage door openers are just a few of his favorite pleasures.


To me, summer is a time to "hang" with Nick and be reminded once again to enjoy those small special little moments in life that often go unnoticed..

During the summer, Nick and I often walk "the loop" of our neighborhood. The loop is a small collection of country roads that start and finish at our driveway. We listen to the birds calling in the trees, we count the puffy white clouds and watch for neighbors who may be opening their garage.

Nick's greatest joy, however is when we drop pebbles into the sewers and listen for the corresponding "bloop" of the stone plunking into the water.
 
There are six sewers on our journey around the neighborhood so we need to be sure to find a good collection of small stones that will fit through the grate.
 
 We drink plenty of water

 
Bring along our trusty headphones.
 
 
And listen to the purest sound of a stone dropping into the water.
 
Bloop
Bloop
Bloop