Monday, April 27, 2015

Our Sweet Boy!


This boy gives THE BEST snuggles! I get kisses, hugs, and LOTS of love on a daily basis - I am so BLESSED!


Bryan tried this new toy at PT last week. I am not sure what it was called (anyone know?) - but it worked on his core strength (this is all assuming we can build core strength). Bryan's legs had to be tied together so his feet wouldn't fall off. He did really well and had fun riding it!

The PT tested Bryan's quad muscles on his right (weaker) leg. Only two of them responded so she recommends he continue wearing an AFO on his right foot/leg (not a shorter brace) since he tends to walk on the outside of that foot. She gave us an insert to wear in his left shoe. Shoes are still hard - as they have to be HUGE to fit over the AFO (so VERY heavy) and without the AFO he falls off the shoe really unnaturally stretching his ankles.We tend to keep him in slippers (Robeez). 

Bryan continues to take more steps independently each week - but only if he is wearing his slippers. With the AFO and shoe his balance must be off.

Blessings, Sandy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fun Outside!

Bryan's first trip to the park!

He LOVED these spinning cups!


Bryan and Darren had fun on the see-saw!


Bryan had fun digging in the sand - actually he did better than I thought he would do!

And then we had a FEW days of warm weather....so we got to play in our new and improved yard (that the kids say is like a playground now!)


Play Structure (thanks Grandma and Grandpa K.)....with a new slide (thanks Jamma)


 A new sand box - perfect size for two little fellows!


Swings!


And a new disc swing (thanks Jamma!)

Blessings, Sandy

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easter and a Wagon!

Bryan has been doing well. He is starting to talk a bit more. This has also lead to a bit more frustration. He knows what he is trying to say....but WE don't always know what he is trying to say. I try and get him to point to what he wants or take me to what he wants, but he just thinks I should KNOW what he is saying. The kids can tell he is getting upset and will start saying "Mom - Bryan is going to cry....he is going to cry...." (We can ALL feel the tension building, but there is NOTHING we can do!) and then the tears come....it is so very sad :( 

Bryan continues to take steps in between furniture, but also crawls enough to put holes in almost all his pants. Thankfully a couple of weeks ago a trip to Salvation Army lead to five new-to-us pairs of pants for $7!


 Bryan finding his FIRST Easter egg!


Bryan coloring his FIRST egg!


We were gifted a FANCY wagon by an agency that helps kids with mobility issues!!
(It was missing the parts to hold on the front two wheels - but nothing a phone call and a waiting a few days couldn't remedy!)


Once the parts arrived we attached the front wheels and then we were off!
(Now we just need a little bit of warm weather!)

Blessings, Sandy