Anthony's old therapist Pam told me at Christmas time that he liked these Search and Find books. At his school, they have a GIANT one, it must be 2 by 3 feet! I tried to find him some for Christmas, my sister found these big ones at Home Shopping Network but they are not board books, so there has been some ripping. I have taped the HECK out of them by this point.
So. Enter my brother Larry and his family. They gave the kids Barnes & Noble gift cards for Christmas and yesterday I took Anthony on a little outing, just the two of us, and we bought some new books. I bought books like these, mostly. I bought one about People, Places, and Things, one about Places to Go, and ... another one. For the girls, I bought an Elmo one (Veronica) and a Princess one (Maria). I figure they'll all like the seek and find-ness of it. Anthony really seems to like them. His favorite animal is the pig and he loves when I make a pig sound right in his ear. Unfortunately, I have a bad cold right now and it sort of makes me sick to do it, but I have to persist, he loves it so.
Last night, he was super tired and he got *very* upset before he fell asleep kind of early, I guess around 8:30 or so. Mike and I went to bed early because we figured he'd be up early. Veronica woke up at 3:20, though, and we let her cry for a while but we were worried she'd wake up Anthony so I got her for an hour or so and then Anthony DID wake up around 4:00. Meanwhile, Veronica was up until like 4:45 or something and went back to bed, but Anthony never did. It's an insane asylum around here, sleep-wise. Otherwise, too, actually, ha!