Friday, March 27, 2009

The Week in Review

This week has been a fairly easy week. Unfortunately, Ryan developed an ear infection and bronchitis so we have been home bound since yesterday. It's actually been quite nice. The boys and I have played games together. Jessica and I worked on one of her assignments for her BYU English class, and Deborah and I have worked on potty training her this week.

On Monday, Ryan's therapist brought a little piano for us to try with Ryan. The hope is that he will enjoy hearing the music when he touches the keys and that will motivate him to touch the keys more. Well, Deborah loves the piano and so everytime she gets a chance she "helps" Ryan to touch the piano.

You can also see from the picture that we've had to start padding the chair. Ryan is starting to lift his head up a little on his own. (YEAH!) When he does that in his corner chair, it obviously doesn't feel good. So we just throw a little blanket over the top part to provide a little cushion.

You can also see in the picture that we are now wedging a little pillow between his tummy and his desk. This helps to keep his hands up on the table instead of pinned down by his side. He has a really tendency to keep his left arm straight down to his side, almost behind him.

The boys are starting their soccer season in 2 weeks. They are super excited about it. Dwight will be the assistant coach for Johnathon's team. This is Johnathon's first year playing soccer. It should be lots of fun!

This is a picture of David sporting a faux-hawk (and looking a little crazy). He was quite pleased with himself. Silly boy.

And, finally, I wanted to share one more success. Ryan is now starting to grasp toys ... okay well 2 specific toys ... his koosh ball & his rings. (Thanks again, Lucy, for the koosh ball!) Isn't that great! A couple of times this week, he has even grasped the toy with his left hand, brought it to the center of the body, touched it with his right hand, and then brought it to his mouth. Yeah, Ryan! He is working so hard and we are so proud of him!