Thursday, February 9, 2012
Gabe has an appointment next week at Shriners. His PT did some evaluations to write a progress report to send to his doctor. The good news is he is not really behind! He does some things differently but he is able to do pretty much all of the age appropriate tasks that she asked him to do. Some of the ways that he does stuff makes her think that he doesn't have complete sensation in his hand, but we know he has some, because the other week she had him playing a game where he had to pull stuff out that he couldn't see.The PT was surprised that he was doing so well with fine motor skills, but he has made a tremendous improvement in that area in the two months since we switched from PT to OT with early intervention.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Last Wednesday Gabe's PT told me how wonderful it was to see him acting like a typical one year old. Its so true. She also said that he is the most strong willed little boy she has ever seen, I had to laugh at that one, since I know two that have stronger wills. I don't know why I didn't think he would be a rambunctious toddler. I have heard stories about laid back kids who don't get into stuff, but I'm starting to not believe them. He was a really laid back baby, I think some of his brother and sister must have rubbed off on him. He has his struggles with his arm, but he doesn't let them hold him back in anyway. I gave me a new perspective. Whenever I get frustrated at him for climbing or making a mess, I think that his limitations could be worse, and I am so glad that he is enjoying being a toddler, and am just trying not to spoil him too badly.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I am not a fan of makeup on children, I don't wear it myself (nothing against it, I'm just too lazy) So when Isabelle got a makeup set for Christmas I fully intended to throw it away. I never got around to it and they found it today. When they found it today and asked to play with it. I hesitated for a bit and decided that as long as they could keep it on their faces they could use it. They had a blast. Isabelle painted her nails and I think she did a better job then I usually do. It is cold and rainy and Gabe is sick so we're stuck at home, the perfect day to play something we aren't usually allowed to play.
and of course what is more fun then making lip marks when your lips are bright pink? Gabe got decorated and I even got a kiss.
now where's that makeup remover?
Friday, January 13, 2012
I saw this on an online forum that I frequent. Simple enough, take 12 pictures on the 12th of each month.
Thursdays are our day that we don't have to go anywhere, so we often stay in jammies as long as we can. It was a rainy dreary day, so we were stuck inside as well
Sophia is 7 weeks today, she is chunking up nicely, she still seems so tiny to me though
she is starting to smile
fun in a box
Gabe and Izzy drawing... she moved the paper on him, and he drew on the table, good thing they were washable markers.
lunchtime, its getting harder and harder to keep this monkey contained, time to switch to a booster seat at the table.
Izzy and Isaac got to watch some videos on the i-pad, Sophia joined them. Izzy loves to hold her which is great since she always wants to be held.
went to target for diapers, came home with...well a few extra things
Gabe modeling the wig we found on clearance at target
my clean laundry to be folded, this pile almost always exists in one form or another here. I'm convinced that all moms have piles of laundry.