Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Fun

Many of you may be thinking eeeewwwwwhh gross! We have the sweetest dog Domino. He loves the kids and is very gentle. The kids are far more likely to hurt him than he would ever be to hurt the kids. He is great motivation for Hayden's therapy.

These are a few pictures of Hayden's new $1,800 bling AFOs(ankle foot orthotics). They have pictures of helicopters, fire trucks and police cars. The simple use of the AFOs is to help him stand and put weight on his legs properly. Thank goodness for insurance and medicaid! He really loves the new colors and designs. He cried when "Bud" took them off to size them.
Already other kids are asking about them and seeing just how cool he looks in them. Hayden is a great teacher.

The kids have been having a lot of fun trying to stay cool in the water. Hanna just loves her home made water slide even better than the pool.

Kristin also came for Scott's birthday and Hanna hasn't stopped talking about it since. We had a great visit.

Below is a picture of our breakfast in bed tray used for Hayden to sit up and play. It works more this way than any other.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Until We Meet Again

This is dedicated to my new friend Viviane in Brazil. I have the privilege of meeting many new mothers through this blog and my children. Viviane lost her son who was diagnosed with Spina Bifida due to premature complications. My heart goes out to her.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Hayden's loves almost all of his therapy sessions with the exception of a few when he really didn't want to work/play. June was bitter sweet for Hayden because he lost both his favorite play therapy with Ms. Leslie, and his favorite physical therapist Mrs. Kimberly.

Leslie and Kim have been with him since his first therapy sessions. We have welcomed them into our home and hearts. It was very hard to let them go.

Kim has moved to Chicago, so we had to wish her well that she may bless the lives of other children in Chicago. Leslie has not left Austin and will periodically visit our community, so we hope to have stop-in-visits. While we will miss Leslie and Kim, we get to welcome Ms. Karla who just graduated from TCU and moved to Austin. She is a sweetie to Hayden and he took to flirting right away. Hayden also got a new occupational therapist, Ms. Emily who he has the pleasure of seeing twice a week.

Hanna's therapy of choice has been swimming. She can't get enough of it. She swam so hard the other day that she was complaining that her legs hurt. I would have thought that her tummy would hurt from her nonstop belly flops. Can you see the corner of her grin? We also managed to get some shopping therapy in with a heck of a summer sale at the cutest baby...I mean toddler boutique.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Horse Therapy/Hippatherapy at birthday party

This was Hayden's first time on a horse. We have been searching for true Hippatherapy and not had any luck in Austin. He can't sit up yet, but he sure loved the movement.

I try and keep our blog only exposing our family, but this is the back of the birthday girl. She is Hanna's favorite girl friend and had the best birthday party. They had many horses, ducks, tractor rides, fish ponds and a good ol' bbq.