This is the video of Annie's therasuit intensive therapy program that she did this past July. Pause the music at the bottom of the screen and enjoy! Annie is AMAZING!!!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Couldn't love these little guys more!!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
working on the Chevelle!
This is what Scott has hooked up to take all the kids for a bike ride. It's his bike, attached to James's "tandom hookup" attached to the girls trailer. I've never witnessed this in action because Scott takes them when I'm doing my runs but I'm told their the talk of the neighborhood! :)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Dinner on Tues.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
These are some of our flashcards for learning. Just your typical, dollar store flashcards, we just hot glue some velcro on the back so we can attach them to her communication board.
Annie also uses yes/no cards all day long! These are invaluable, especially when we're out and about, it's so easy to just ask yes/no questions and bring these two cards along. We also have more/all done cards. Lots of copies so we can put them around the house, in the car and at Grammys!
you can't see her eyes here but I just asked her if she wanted to take a bath, see what she's looking at? Her "Yes" card - she loves the bath!
There's so much more. We have an entire binder full of pictures of outdoor things, books, toys, places, people, etc. so Annie can choose what she wants to do and play with. We also have "menus" so Annie can choose what she would like for breakfast, and to drink (lunch has too many options and dinner she's limited to what mom cooks ;0). We try to give Annie every opportunity to communicate. I love watching her face light up when she gets the right answer and how happy she is when she is able to do what she wants to do. We are planning on making an "Annie book" hopefully before the first day of school that tells all of Annie's favorite things - not the things I think she likes but actually the things she tells me are her favorites! I love learning more and more about her, she is such an amazing little angel!