Camera hog Nik. Our friend Rebecca brought us these cups. They're from a restaurant of course.
Those cups are the unbreakable ones! Love these things. Used to use them in my restaurant and believe me, they really don't break. Blue Pepsi. Hey, Pepsi was born in the Carolinas you know.
Irina baked an apple pie for the season. Can't ever get sick of apples you know.
Nik with his lunch sandwich.
Reni wanted to pose too. Think the jar of mayo is big enough? LOL.
I'm not sure what's with this grin. Nik was helping Daddy make burgers on the grill. He was SO excited b/c usually he doesn't help. Speech therapist and I are trying hard to remove (okay, not the best choice of words) me from a good chunk of Nik's day so he tries to communicate w/ someone other than me. He relies on me at home, in church, in groups, etc. In addition, he rarely ever talks to Warren. Now, he's been opening up more and we're trying very hard to plug one on one time w/ Dad. We've tried it in the past but it never seemed to work. Now, Nik is more receptive. He is finding his voice and getting more confident that he will be understood! More on that in a totally separate post.
Max goofing around and carrying Logan to bed.
He looks so sad here but really he's not. He's truly just thinking. That's the look he gets.
Welcome to the cheesy grin club Summer.
Nik waiting for his turn on the mower.
Nik has become SO close with Summer. She has truly given him the confidence he needed to get to want to talk and communicate w/ the world around him. Love the bond they have together now. Remember when you look at this picture, Nik doesn't like to touch people.
Irina, being the great big sister and helping Summer fix her hair.