Monday, February 23, 2009


I don't have much time to post as we have a very busy week ahead. All good things and we are so excited for our vacation!

I wanted to let you all know that your prayers and thoughts for Carson mean the world to us and we could never tell you all just how much your reading this blog and thinking of him means to us.

Are you ready for it?

Carson got all greens last week at school. Four days in a row he got a GREEN FACE! I can't tell you how excited we are for him. To know that he is listening and doing well while at school is huge for us. To know that he is not spending his day crying or in time out is huge for me.

He did it. I knew he could. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, these really hard times are usually followed up with some wonderful progress. I was too scared a month ago to really get my hopes up. Things were THAT bad but his hard work and all of our faith have come together and we are on the upswing of that horrible six weeks.

Jay and I are blown away by his language and behavior. The listening box we are using is a huge motivator and Carson got to cash in his listening poofs for a trip to the dollar store and lunch at Burger King.

I will post the pics soon. (I have to charge the battery)

Thank you again so much. When we have these amazing positive times - they re-energize us and keep us plugging along. As we leave for vacation, I have some worry of falling off of schedule but know that it will all be worth it.

Just so you know - these four green faces along with the three other green faces he has gotten these past four weeks - has earned Carson a trip to Mickey park. I made a big calender to count down our trip and decorated it with Mickey pictures and sparkles. Carson was told that he had to get five green faces in order to earn his trip. He did it and I am so happy. I never thought it would be four greens in a row but wow - just amazing.

When I discussed this idea with the behaviorist she recommended 10 green faces but had he not earned them - we would not have been able to go. I had to give him an achievable goal since there was no way we were not going. I am so relieved that he did it and now we can reinforce the positive behavior again in the future.

Love you all - Em


Anonymous said...

Yay, I love it when Carson goes green! You are doing an amazing job! Enjoy Disney!

Heather and Emma said...

Yay for Carson and green faces! That is soooo great! I hope you guys have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of Carson and I'm so proud of you and Jay - you are such great parents. "Green" is my new fav color!