Long night

2:30 a.m. — Dog barking hysterically (he got left outside last night…usually he comes in at bedtime and is crated)

2:45 a.m. — Search helicopters flying around neighborhood (maybe that's why the dogs in the neighborhood were going crazy?)
3:30 a.m. — Maniacal cackling coming from Matthew's bed.  He was sitting in his crib, banging his head on the bars and laughing like a hyaena (they laugh, right?)
4:00 a.m. — More banging, no laughter
sometime after 4:30 went back to sleep only to be wake up at 5:00 a.m. to get ready for the day.
Now…6:00 p.m. … ready for bed.  Resistance if futile…but I must.  The little kids don't go to bed for another hour and the big kids have 2 more hours…then it's off to sleepy land.  🙂
Micah has had TWO great days at school in a row!!  That's a huge PRAISE GOD!  
We moved him to morning class so he's back on his normal schedule of eating lunch then taking a nap in the afternoon.  Also changed the IEP to allow the teachers to use a spray bottle of vinegar when he spits.  They had to use it once yesterday and once today and he stopped immediately.