Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gaining Mobility

Every time I witness Drake discover, learn and successfully accomplish a task, it immediately brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. I'm with him every day so I'm not sure how my sweet little curly haired angel is still able to surprise me, but he does. His vision teacher and OT through the school district were here today, and they used a variety of parts including empty boxes and rolled towels to "jerry-rig" a tomato chair on a wheel base for Drake. The goal was to teach Drake a new way for him to move independently. Amazingly after a little coaching and assistance, he began following the instructions and moving through the room on his own! 

Kennedy spent Thursday - Sunday at Mimi & Poppy's house. On Thursday, Aunt Meredith & Uncle Aaron took her to see ICE at the Gaylord in Grapevine with her cousin, Jacob. She had a fantastic time and the first thing she told us on FaceTime was about the ice slide. Brian and I are looking forward to going with them next year! It sounds like such a fun experience. 

On Saturday, in addition to Kennedy being out of town, we did not have a day nurse. I have to say that our house was definitely quieter; although, we sure missed our little fire cracker! All was right in the world on Sunday night when her little laughter filled the house again. 

We continue to take things one day at a time, and I try not to get ahead of myself envisioning the future. There is no way of knowing what that will look like; however seeing Drake's progress today provided so much hope into what his future holds. 

Learning to move in the tomato chair!

Kennedy loves to dive in and help with his therapy! His therapist are wonderful about including her!

Just a little crazy bed-head!

Drake's OT helped us set up this "little room" to provide Drake time to explore and discover completely on his own. The hardest thing is not getting involved and cheering him on.

Fun on ICE!

Christmas Around the World!


Kennedy & Jacob

Helping Mimi & Poppy and talking on the phone with mommy! She's a multitasker!

Sweet baby boy!

Hanging around on daddy!

Watching tv with two of my boys!

Out like a light!

Running errands with mommy!

Holding her baby brother! She always asks to hold him, and then she is ready to give him back after about 30 seconds