Monday, April 6, 2015

Park Fun!!

We have been loving the weather, and taking full use of the park!! Not only is it fun, but we've been using some therapy skills out there :)

Bray has been walking and exploring every inch of the park! It's been so fun watching him. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Outside Fun!

We finally had some amazing weather and took full advantage of it! Carson recently received his AmTryke Bike, and we took it to the street! 

So, his bike has a handle where we can push and give some assistance, but he can also access the pedals. Carson definitely tries, but this is still really new, and he's adjusting :)

We strapped Carson in his bike, and Braylon in his gait trainer then took off around the neighborhood. Bray walked the entire circle, and Carson held on to the steering bar and directed his bike.

It took us about an hour, but they did it! Very blessed for the family time - the giggles, screaming (they were happy screams), smiles, etc...priceless!

Pushing It In Therapy. .

I'm happy to report that Braylon is once again rolling (since his extended casting times).  We were able to take that goal off the list and add another one. .walking with more independence.

Seems easy since he loves to be on the go, but it proved to be a little harder than we initially thought.  His PT's placed him in a harness and hooked him up the treadmill. Don't get me wrong, he did well, but you notice how much support his gait trainer really does give him.

That's great and all, but it's time to start pushing him a little harder to build trunk support. He did 10 minutes before getting pooped out. 

If you know Braylon, you know that he tends to get a bit frustrated when he struggles at things - blessing and a curse. This little push will only drive him harder, and I'm confident that his walking will only get stronger :)

Mardi Gras Madness. .

Little man was asked to be a


in the Krewe of Pre-K!

Absolutely! We even themed his float and outfit from the theme of the school year... SUPER HEROES!

Carson's Miracle League was asked to be the Grand Marshall in

Krewe of Mardi Paws!

If you have never been to that one, I suggest you go - SO CUTE!!

He and his teammates had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect.

Needless to say, our Mardi Gras season was packed with events, but we wouldn't have it any other way. The expressions on C & B's face were worth it!

Bayou Children's Museum. .

A few weeks ago, out local Children's Museum had a Special Needs Morning. 

We had a blast!

There were other kids there, but it wasn't packed, and the boy's were able to get around in their gait trainers fairly easy.

Can't wait until the next one!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

When A Door Closes, Look For A Window. .

Note to myself: TRUST HIM!!

I have come across a few things that could take our boys to the the next level. Conductive Ed being the major one. It's truly amazing, expensive, and not local. My heart says that this is the next step for Carson and Bray. 

I was looking at one location, in particular, when another location (a tad closer) popped up. Called and was informed that she traveled to you!! A sign, to me, that this was meant for us to bring in our lives. Cost, and her comfort to stay in our house?! Well, if you've seen our's cozy.  I lie..WE are too much for this house ��!! 

As much as I want certain things for our boys, I have to be realistic. We are keeping in contact, and she's filling me in on things I can change to push them a bit more. I took her not being able to come here a blow, but I have to remember that it goes by His timing. .not mine. 

In the meantime, I started looking up local camps. Being as we have many NOLA friends, they are filling me in on the good stuff :) Applications are filled out for a few NOLA camps, Carson is signed up for a local 2 week camp (may turn into a 4 week camp if he likes it), and he's on the list to be evaluated for another 2 week camp. And, these camps aren't all fun and games...they incorporate therapy and hard work. 

Between camps, ESY, and our planned vaca. .I'm looking forward to this summer. 

What about Bray?! Well, little man is a tad young for those camps, but I am looking for him :) And, while BIG bro is out doing his thing...we'll have adventures of our own. Plus, he will be doing ESY, as well :)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dump Trucks & Excavators. .

Have I mentioned how AMAZING Miracle League of NOLA is?! We have made some awesome friends, and love spending time with all of them. One of our dads always has something up his sleeve. He wants our kids to experience EVERYTHING! 
This outing was dump trucks and excavators. The company did a phenomenal job accommodating our kids and giving them an incredible experience. 
The below pic is just a portion of our friends! So blessed to be a part of this :)