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.




Sunday, July 27, 2014

See Ya Later, Alli.......Gator

Nicholas has a babysitter named Susan.

She is very pretty. But more importantly to us, she is pretty on the inside.

Last week, she took him to one of his favorite places in the entire world, the park. Now while many children may admire the playground equipment or the large sandy beach area in this environment, Nicholas was more impressed with this:

 
This is a John Deere Gator
 
He nearly fainted when he saw this kindly gentleman surveying the welfare of the park grounds in this Cadillac-of-Lawn-Care vehicle.
 
Nick is easily influenced by his very cool elder sibling, Weston, who happens to be, without a doubt, a true aficionado of all things related to heavy equipment and transportation. He is also wholly responsible for Nick's latest obsession with John Deere farm equipment.
 
So, in an effort to please the Weston-Wanna-be, our brave, sitter Susan had no problem asking the accommodating grounds keeper if he wouldn't mind transporting the farm equipment fiend for a few laps around the park.
 
He gladly obliged.
 
And around and around they went.