Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stairs & Jumping Queen

"I haven't eaten anything.  Nope.  Definitely not."

Allie impressed the heck out of me yesterday.  We were walking to her school and there are 6 steps that she likes to walk down.  It was really cold out and holding the metal hand railing wasn't appealing so she just walked down the stairs all by herself.  I have never seen her do stairs without a hand railing and we had just set that as a new goal for her physical therapy.

Then, when I picked her up from school she wanted to show me her jumping.  She jumped and it was perfect.  Both feet off the ground.  Even feet.  Everything that we had hoped for.

She had PT today and her therapist said that she would have to change Allie's most recent evaluation to note that she is now a jumper.  That's my girl.

We're trying to figure out a way to transition much of her PT and OT to school.  Logistics are more complicated than they need to be but once it's done it will be helpful for her teachers to get more instruction and wonderful for us not to have to do it.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow Day

Today is the first snow day of the year.  Allie's school was cancelled and my work was closed.  The only problem with this is that I'm back in Japan for the week so I don't get to enjoy it!  Poor Jonathan, however, did not get a snow day but took the day off to stay home with Allie and play in the snow.

Jonathan, being the wonderful dad that he is, has also turned our house into a Christmas cookie factory with Allie as his chief elf.  She really liked the frosting.

And she is very proud of her accomplishments.

We've been able to Skype a lot, which is helping with my homesickness.  I can't wait to see them both on Friday.