Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Snow Days!!

I love the snow and so does Bryce!! It feels wonderful to be outside and enjoy such a splendid part of life.  Bryce loved his ride on the sled he goes "ho ho ho " mama go!  I have learned so much from Bryce, he is very smart and clever for a 2 year old.
I love the snow, though I moved the first 3 day of the storm, it was fun and from living in Montana for 4 years, this snow storm was simply most welcoming and refreshing. We have been in a deficit here in Oregon with rain and snow this year. 
With his new communication and voice its a whole new world for us.
See below - lesson on ABC - video 2, he is much more confident in talking and pronouncing sounds.
Next, we are combining two sounds - this week he learned Papa which means daddy, and dada means many things, like what's that, da is his "that" so we are working on dat - "that"  what's that mama"

 This week Bryce signs baby a lot more. He says mama more, computer, vroom vroom for car play and tractor play with his animals. Love it.

For me, I still struggle with concerns of his lack of therapy in the other home and try to cope with that and just be grateful for the many days (4 days) a week I have my baby boy. 

I picked up as small 3rd job and looking for a more permanent one in our new community.  My goal is to get his equipment paid off by July 1st and have savings for future equipment and medical supplies. Still a struggle for daddy to be willing to collaborate with sharing  supplies - he knows I don't have the money to pay out of pocket and insurance supplies it so both parents to share. I hope daddy starts coming to his therapy sessions at Shriner's too so he can  learn how to use sign language, talk to his son, and do the PT, and OT that is essential for his daily life

Sunday, February 2, 2014

And the Cars go Vroom! Happy 2 years!!

Fun  Loving Days - Bryce is now 2 years old. 

 Cars go "Vroom"  
Airplanes go  "Neruum!"
Puppies go "arf arf"
Being proactive, knowing the right activities for BryBry, adapting his toys and environment are all things that I think are helping with strength..

Bryce signing more stickers ..he smiles... as says." mama!!"
The computer games we play together, activities such as imaginative little people/animals with cars and villages, reading books, finger painting, playing in the sand, in rice; it all stimulates both his body and his mind. 

At Shriners - They taught us how to support his arms
puzzle car app
Bryce enjoyed showing off his computer skills at Shriner's last week.  We love those free toddler apps - puzzles, cars matching games, etc. Nice work mister mister.

We are moving soon so the sesame street interactive application about moving is really helpful. I am teaching Bryce to say good bye to where we have been living  the puppies, the park, his friends, etc. We are both sad but also happy and excited for our new life and new home.
 We sing songs about cars, tractors, going down a bumpy road with animals in the trailer. He just loves making the sounds of a pig, horses and what a smart clever boy.

He completes the puzzles with me, he matches tractors and trucks to those in our books that we read about.

We draw imaginative homes for animals - thank goodness for the stickers - Love the lions. Bryce says "Lions go Roar!"