Sunday, June 29, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Throughout the season I contemplated taking pictures of the various teams and posting here on the blog to show how poorly the teams were matched up. Our boys were clearly the smaller of the bunch but I have to admit that they were UNITED and seemed to have fun for the most part. If anything, they learned to work hard, give it all they got and still hold their heads up.
Monday was the end of season Banquet (Potluck). Today I realized, I really don't care for the word "potluck"... it just sounds like a gamble or something. Maybe it should be "pot yuck". Oh, and we have another one on Friday. Oh wow, I'm getting off topic here:) They gave out the awards, "MVP, Most-Improved, and Sportsmanship". Then at the end they announced the boys that were chosen to play on the All-Stars team.
S was one of the lucky ones. I gave him the choice as to whether or not he wants to continue playing and I think he is going to go for it. He will be competing in a 3 day tournament in a couple weeks with baseball teams from some of the communities in our neck of the woods. I look forward to watching S play another game or two. We'll see:)
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Carl and the boys discovered this field of poppies at their father/son camp out last Friday. We decided to kill some time today and enjoy this wonderful creation.
Other families were there taking pictures too. Some were dressed in matching clothes and had brought props. I found it humorous that we were all wearing random t-shirts. Carl in his Big-O freebie, H in his Nike Baseball shirt, Crew sporting a $2.00 Wally clearance, me in a funny pink flowered shirt (not pictured:)). S, however in his nice white collared polo type shirt. S always saves the day!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Five years ago I didn't even know pediatric therapy existed. I guess it's just that I never had reason to think about stuff like that and now its part of our daily life. I have been so impressed with the pediatric therapists we have had along this journey. We had an awesome PT while Crew was in Early Intervention and she opened many doors for us and continues to do so. Now, we see Shaun for PT, Darrin for OT, and Trent for Speech. All three of these men are terrific therapists and are able to connect with my child. What a blessing that is!
S loves coming along to the therapy sessions. I'm grateful that my children are exposed to so many different occupations from therapists, doctors, equipment suppliers, drug reps, attorneys, engineers, not to mention the labor intensive hands-on mechanics as well. This lays a great foundation for them in deciding which career path to pursue. Today, I was talking to my brother, who is an attorney, about it and he said, "S, once you figure out what you want to be, get started early so you will still have time to change your mind...." LOL. How true is that! I decided at 20 years old to major in Business Finance and graduated a couple years later. Now, I am 35 and I am wondering what I was thinking at the time. I really didn't know myself well enough to make that decision. Now, if I was to start all over I would pursue a career path in a totally different field, most likely Health care.... but then again- who knows!
I just wanted to include a clip from our therapy session today. This ball swings from the ceiling (genius idea) and we've worked on this before but Crew is making great strides. The ball activity is working his "core" as well as hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Hope you enjoy!
- Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the blog and turn off the music before playing the video. I wouldn't want you to miss his little giggle.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I'd love to say he is making great progress with his walker but the last couple of weeks have been rough. He is really tight in his right hip which makes it difficult for him to stand tall and straight. Last Friday, I talked to his PT about it and he showed me some stretches to do on the ball. Since then, I've been working and stretching him at home with our new therapy ball. Yesterday he was able to sit on the ball with minimal support for 10 minutes.
Aside from walking...something very exciting happened with Crew this weekend! Crew is not a "roller" and we've been working for ages on getting him to roll from his back to his front and transition up to quadriped. Well... while we were playing our little therapy game to encourage rolling side-to-side he successfully completed his goal. It was so exciting to watch! I called in his brothers and dad and he did it a second time. We were all so excited for him...
I cannot express appropriately how HUGE this is. Imagine the difference this will make in his life. Also, it is just another step to other transitions in the future. He has been working so hard. I hope to get it on video soon so you can all see how hard he works to accomplish this simple transition.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Also, he cries all the time now-- which is new.
I'm not sure if he doesn't feel well or if he is frustrated because he struggles to communicate his wants/needs. I wonder if he is starting to realize what he might be missing out on.
Oh, and I'm tired of his biting and scratching. I hate it that our family can't even sit together at church.... it never ends.
Friday, June 06, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
I love the way this kid thinks:)
Monday, June 02, 2008
Crew is on his second round of antibiotics for an infection.
S is busy with baseball and Scouts.
H is in summer school and will be attending Cub Scout Day Camp on the rainiest day of the week;) Carl and I are going.
I've started working again which calls for a new level of organization. I'm not there yet:)
Last week I learned a new acronym... HAGS (Have a Great Summer). This is the faster and easier way to sign yearbooks in Elementary school apparently.
Hope to post some pictures soon.