Ian had a great day at therapy yesterday, which was a really nice gift for Mary's birthday. During speech, he took cheetos from his therapist's hand and fed himself about 5 times. Then he took a cup from her and drank on his own. He also was using his sign with them, which is unusual. He tends to use his sign the most with me and usually won't do it in speech.
Last night we were eating appetizers outside for Mary's birthday and Ian would grab hummus wrapped in a piece of bread and feed himself. He also grabbed his cup from Mary too.
The best part of the day was when we were all sitting out on the patio after dinner. We were having a dance party for Lydia and we started listening to "Globetron." For those that don't know, Globetron was a "band" consisting of Ian, David and Mark Persson. David and Mark, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think all of the songs were probably recorded within a few hours and were completely impromptu. We were listening to Forbidden Love, a song that Ian did the vocals for. We were all laughing really hard and soon Ian broke out into the biggest smile that we've ever seen in the last two years. And that just made us all start laughing even harder. David, I tried to get a picture for you but missed the opportunity:)
I continue to be humbled by Ian's steadfastness and diligence and faith in God. I want to keep praying that he starts talking soon. Advancing in his self-feeding is a huge step toward talking.
Thank you, always