Friday, December 16, 2011

The Cuckoos are on the mend

When last I blogged, The Boy, Ry, was headed off to present his project on Holiday traditions with the bark of a seal on stage at Sea World. Well, he was so excited to tell everyone of his traditions that his little arm shot up when asked if anyone would like to volunteer to go first. Yeah for his confidence and swagger in this very special environment this year.

Mom was there to see the excitement and helped in the classroom with the holiday festivities. All manner of goodies were had and Ry came home early because about half way thru the event he kinda lost steam. But once home you would never have been able to tell. He was full of his adventure and had to tell every detail. Shared about the Pueblo pudding and cookies brought by a native american student, some mexican cookies from another, some swedish cookies and how cool it was that he had friends from other countries......cracks me up. His enthusiasm is contagious needless to say. When asked if he had any special foods that we ate for the holidays that were from another country, he said yes, we eat

Compared to the quiet little boy of last year's "terrible teacher" this is an entirely different child. He loves school. Doesn't want to miss a thing. Volunteers to sing or talk or present every opportunity he gets. Of the three teachers, not counting the speech person who "bless her heart" just doesn't get the evidenciary information concerning autism, two of the three have flat out stated that they have never ever had a kid who was more willing to do and try, who accepts all that is given to him with a happy heart and is so loving as Shelley's adorable and wonderful son RyLeigh. The third teacher has said that she has never had a kid who was as positive about everything as our boy Elroy.

Casa de Cuckoo is busting our buttons over the love that exists for and with Ry this year. And that includes the love and support you, my lovelies, have extended to Ry and his sis GK.

11 comments:

  1. This is just the most wonderful post I've read in so long...at least at this moment because I'm sure I've read some wonderful posts all year long...however, to hear of Ry's success and his teacher's comments...just wonderful...what other word is there to describe the joy...

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  2. Woohoo for a great school year experience for Ry.

    Such a shame you guys aren't in the UK and Ireland this weekend, they're actually doing a special autism-friendly screening of Happy Feet 2 in the Odeons across the country

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  3. Yeh, I am doing a little happy dance for Ry ;o) I am so proud of him! He has such a great smile! Big Hugs to all of you!

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  4. I agree with Judy--and Ry's picture says it all. Best Christmas gift EVER!

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  5. Now, that is the best Christmas present I could ever get...I am so proud!

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  6. That smile tells it all. That is one happy and engaged kid. Thank goodness he has been blessed this year by decent teachers.

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  7. YAaAaAaY!!!@#$%^&* You go RY! Auntie Donna is so proud of you!

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  8. You've put a smile on my face, or maybe is that that the handsome face of Ry, full of sunshine, is contagious. I'm so glad most of the teachers appreciate and understand Ry.

    "Yes, we eat" made me laugh ;-)

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  9. Oh my gosh, his smile is sooooo big! He must really love being there. I'm so happy he's got such wonderful teachers this year and that they appreciate Ry. It makes all the difference in the world. I hope the whole school year is total bliss for them all! How wonderful it is that he is so involved and doing so much that he enjoys.

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