Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tiny Milestones - Huge Victories

The first time I thought it was a fluke, now I know it is a skill -learned and burned.  Summer can do up her own coat!  She's pretty pleased with herself, not half as I am.   I believe her EA is the real victor, she seems to have more success in getting her to try new things and to persevere with her independence skills.

Summer's reading is really coming along. Each night she reads me one of her books. (Usually Hello Kitty of course) and then I read her one in return.   It's a good routine.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fame, Fun & Flying Time

The other day I was contacted by a researcher in the UK to ask permission to use two of Summer's photos from my blog in his conference presentation on orthotics and gross motor development.  After some verification, I gave permission (really he didn't even HAVE to ask)  and regardless, we are happy to contribute to the body of knowledge in any way we can. 

I know most bloggers go through 'dry spells'. It's not that there is nothing to write about.  Time has been flying by in our house as we distract ourselves with our schedule.  Household chores and winter seems to fill in the gaps between time with friends, play dates, dance class, shopping, and of course work.  I've had several evening gigs in the last few weeks and it wears both of us out.

Summer is in daycare for spring break as we already had an amazing holiday this winter.  She is having fun.  Today she told me: "when we walk to the Capitol Centre I will hold Jace's hand, because he is my Love". I guess Ethan has some competition!  It's adorable.   And frightening.

At this point we are half way through our 'flying solo' time. I know as the weather improves we will see time pass even quicker. A welcome change of season, a welcome change of pace.