Thursday, June 5, 2008

We Represent...

As I stated in a previous post, this year I am very excited for the summer and Daniel. He has so much more mobility, he's more alert, he's just more. The past few days have been slightly chilly so we haven't really been able to play outside too much but that gave me time to dig up my favorite picture from last summer. And I think I might already have the favorite from this summer, but I'll have to wait on that one.
I'll give you a little intro.......

We represent the Lollipop Guild
The Lollipop Guild,
the Lollipop Guild
And in the name of the Lollipop Guild
We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land

Drum roll please................
Summer of 2007 Best picture goes to....

Remarkable resemblance don't you agree??

This was Daniel's first experience running through the sprinkler with big sister Victoria last year and the face he made when the water hit him. The minute I downloaded this I knew he reminded me of someone........then it clicked!! I still love this one and he'll never live it down either, this is one of those pictures you pull out years later and show girlfriends that come over!! And YES I will do that too!

It has indeed been a busy week for us, besides the standard 7 therapies, plus Early Intervention, we also got fitted for our next pair of DAFO's. Got to bring our power wheelchair home because Daniel now has his driving permit.
Warning: If you come to my home wear your steel toe shoes!! Daniel is still a little new at this whole driving thing and when he gets excited..its every man for himself! (What do you expect he's only 2 1/2 yrs old~) Below we were playing catch.
Today we also got to go pick up our new bike!! Before anyone gets too excited Daddy took this picture BEFORE Daniel had his helmet on or his shoes!! I cannot wait to get him going on this, such wonderful exercise too. Also helps with getting Daniel to go potty. Kids with CP tend to have a more difficult time because they aren't as active as the typical child. So this gets the legs moving which in turn helps get other things moving too! (If you're reading this and you belong to CP Mom's support group YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!)
Look more tomorrow for pictures of Daniel on his bike outside! Its suppose to be very very nice!! This is the bike I was telling you all about here. His bike is from Freedom Concepts Inc. and I must say....IT ROCKS!! This is Daniel's model Thank you Hal (from Freedom Concepts) and the people at Bike Day!!
We had some much fun today that Daniel was in bed before 8 p.m. and he fell asleep in the middle of playing with Dad. Just like that - mid squealing on daddy's shoulder he fell fast asleep. HE NEVER DOES THIS. It took us a good 10 minutes to wake him up to give him his nightly medicine and was back to sleep in record time.


Anonymous said...

YEA NEW TOYS! this summer will be super fun! zoo trip any time soon? ps- today its like 95 so i suggest you go swimming! xoxox0

MeghatronsMom said...

HEY! I got your post about the IEP. Just relax & give them a chance. If you have ANY problems & don't feel comfortable with it, don't sign it. You have a week to decide. You know where you can find me if you need help- just leave me a message on the blog or you can email me LowTN2 (at) aol (dot com). Just make sure you put who you are in the subject or IEP help. I will do anything I can for you. We have been in the public school system for 2 years now. Also, just because Daniel is non-verbal does not mean he is not in there. Just keep saying to them if you are discussing services that it is what is necessary & appropriate- that is the wording of the law. Don't say it is what he needs cause they don't go by needs but the other two words. Also, if they say things about it only being for educational purpose, I know how to make just about anything educational now. GOOD LUCK! Keep me posted!

Didn't mean to hijack this post, but wanted to get to you ASAP!

LOVE your blog!

Jacolyn said...

All I can say is...CAN HE GET ANY CUTER!!!!

BusyLizzyMom said...

What a cool bike. He is going to be ripping around in no time.

Justinich Family said...

I am so jealous of the bike, hopefully, Evan will get to get one soon also. The first time the OT denied it. She wants Evan to be able to propel it and steer(really). Anyway, I know Daniel will love it and have a great time, cannot wait to see the pictures.