If you remember, Nicholas came to us very "monkey" like. He was in a horrible institution. He was sweet, but had not had any socialization.
Tuesday, I took Nicholas to Kroger with me all on his own. He had never gone on a real grocery shopping trip with me and I figured I'd get a few necessities and get him a candy bar for a treat and then exit. He'd already been to the doctor's office and done very well, but had to be redirected from his "edge of the seat" "jump and run" stance a lot.
WELL, Nicholas did wonderful in Kroger. We filled the WHOLE CART!! I reached him things and he put them in. You would have never known that he was so food obsessed and had lived in such deprivation!!!!! I was and AM so proud! He didn't even obsess or notice the candy bar I was getting him at checkout and then got it after being buckled into the van. He still had most of it left when we got home (about 5 minute drive but still a BIG deal!). That means he didn't STUFF it!
So here is Nicholas's picture from the day after we picked him up. He seriously rocked so much on day 1 that we couldn't get one that wasn't blurry.
Now here is Nicholas's most recent snap shot. This is not from the shopping trip. He was doing so well that I wasn't taking chances with throwing him off! lol
ISN'T HE HANDSOME?????
Ok, stay tuned for big things!!