Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Isaiah goes to school at the early childhood learning center in our school district. He goes to a small classroom with five other children in it. They all have varying disabilities. There are as many adults in the classroom as there are kids, and they do all kinds of fun activities and therapies with him. He goes three days a week for two and a half hours.
Isaiah even gets to ride the bus to and from school. He loves the bus ride so much. He gets to ride up in the lift an look out the windows. It is probably one of his favorite things about going to school. There are a few kids on the bus both ways, a driver, and an adult who helps them out.
For the first couple of weeks, Isaiah's PCA gets to go with him. It makes us feel a lot better, because we know she will make sure they know how to take care of him and she can answer any questions they may have, both on the bus and at school. She says that he has a lot of fun and enjoys being with the other kids his age.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
One of our favorites is going to the zoo. Isaiah's face lights up when he gets to see animals up close. He really loves the big aquarium, the bears, and the monkeys. The first time we walked away from the monkeys I told him to say goodbye and he started pouting and had a tear in his eye. What a goof!
Isaiah also enjoys spending time in the water. He's always loved his baths. We were recently able to get in the pool at Grandma's house and he thought that was pretty awesome. I found a pool therapy float for him that goes around his neck to keep his head above water while he can freely move his limbs. He didn't mind the float, but it was a little big for him and therefore couldn't be trusted to hold him up on it's own. Still helpful though. We'll have to try it again soon. We would have tried the lake last weekend, but it was chilly and Isaiah doesn't appreciate being cold and wet.
Isaiah loves to ride Grandpa's four-wheeler. As soon as he hears it start up, his legs go flying and he screams and giggles. We have no choice but to take him for a ride. But don't worry, we hold on tight, don't go far, and drive really slow. He thinks it is one of the greatest things on earth. He doesn't stop smiling and laughing the whole ride.
Isaiah may not be able to do as many things as other kids his age, but his joy for life and true happiness make up for any physical disabilities that he has. We are so blessed to be Isaiah's parents and we thank God for this special blessing every day of our lives.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
We decided to take a little break from therapy for the summer. We have learned a lot of things that we can work on at home, and it is nice to not have to run to multiple appointments every week. He hasn't made too much progress lately, so we hope that talking a little break and working on what we know for a while will help him later on.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Isaiah is doing well. We've been working on using switches for communication. He has a button he can push that says "more" and another that says "all done" so he can let us know what he likes to play with. He is getting better with practice and is able to get his arms to push the buttons about half of the time that we use them. You can tell he gets excited when he does it, which is super adorable. It's easiest to do this in his wheelchair, which we can't get in the house now, so it will get much better after our move.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
While we are used to being stressed, the stress of selling our house takes a normal stress level and multiplies it by 100. We have to have it constantly picked up and clean, we have to leave for showings, and now we have had a couple offers and had to go through inspections and the whole deal. We are waiting to hear back on it still. I just want to get it over with. Moving is also stressful and I just want to get settled in somewhere that Isaiah can be mobile and our live can be easier.
Here's a pic of the cutie to tide you over until next time.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Ok, there were way too many pros vs. cons of getting the minivan. Apparently my "coolness" factor doesn't hold a candle to the praticality of the minivan. Whatever. They are kind of badass in their own special way.
A spot of good news for this Thursday morning... we have been approved for a CADI waiver for Isaiah! This means that we will be awarded funds to help us pay to have our minivan modified to accept Isaiah's wheelchair, and we will be able to make some improvements to our house to make it accessible, and it will be paid for on our behalf. We are so blessed!
I can't wait to cruise the streets with my little Isaiah smilin' in the back of our sweet minivan watching Max and Ruby. We haven't picked out our van yet, but we are pre-approved for our car loan so it's only a matter of time. I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as it happens. In the meantime, here is a cute one of Isaiah!