Friday, September 05, 2008
Sadly summer is over and as usual it flew by. It is time for us to get back to the grindstone and get on track with all her therapy appointments and her ever growing list of goals we are to be working on at home. I really need to find a way to organize our days to get everything in (oral motor, proprioceptive exercises every 90 minutes for 10 minutes, sensory, AVT, fine motor, gross motor and the list goes on). Summer was a great way to escape our homework and do lots of fun things and keep her active outside. This summer we had many day trips (Marineland, African Lion Safari, waterparks) and of course stay at Grandma's trailer and enjoy the pool, beach and campfires.
This summer Elizabeth wowed us with some new achievements; maintaining a sitting position going down on the slide (she used to fall and bang her head), swimming in the pool with her water wings on, running though a sprinkler independently (I still chase her ready to catch), pedalling her bike for 4-5 feet, removing her AFO's, potty training (we are so proud), drawing recognizable pictures and climbing the stairs using a handrail.
The one thing we do look forward to in the fall is apple picking and Halloween. Elizabeth has already chosen her costume and talks everyday about going to the Boo barn (children's haunted barn). She also could not wait for her preschool to begin so she get back and see 'her kids' as she calls them.