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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pinata for Papa

About a month before Papa Foley's birthday, Ava decided that he would really like it if we made him a pinata for his birthday. We decided on a big smiley face because papa likes to say "happy, happy" and I thought it would be easiest for our fist pinata to be made with one color.
After a coat of paper mache. . .

Dry and ready to decorate. . .

Decorating. . .

Filling with goodies. . .

Finished. . .

Giving to Papa. . .

Swing, Swing, Swing

He would swing 24 hours a day if it were up to him. And yes, he knows how to sign "swing" and signs it often.

What do you think of his "happy to be swinging" look?

Dells with the Foley's

Each year the Foley Family gets together for a weekend in the Dells. We have a great time hanging out, going to the water park, eating, and laughing. We even had good weather this year, which is out of the ordinary for this group! Thanks Dave and Janice for the fun weekend! Next year we will have a new addition on the trip. Deanna and Ryan (John's sister and brother-in-law) are expecting in September!

The group out to eat. . .

Each time Max is in the water he likes it more and more. . .

His favorite place of all. . .

Max and Aunt Dee. . .

Ava on the fast slide. . .

OT on Vacation. . .

Tats. . .

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009


When Max was first diagnosed with RTS, I could hardly stand to read his evaluations we received from the Birth to Three program he is in. I knew Max was delayed, it was just hard to see it in writing. A couple weeks ago, Max was evaluated by Birth to Three to make a referral to the school district for their early childhood special education program and I just received the results in the mail. When I read the results, I was so proud of Max and wanted to share them with you.

Cognitive Skills are at the 22 month level with skills emerging up to 24 months.
Adaptive Development/Self Help Skills are at the 14 to 18 month range.

Social and Emotional Development are at the 18 to 24 month range.

Max was 31 months old when he was evaluated.

We are so proud of you Max!!

Yes, he is delayed, but he continues to make significant gains and today it feels good!

Run for Fun

This summer, Ava started participating in a Run for Fun at the track in town. They have a little track meet one night a week for five weeks. The first night we went, Ava did not participate at all. She stood at the start of the race and just cried. When we left, I told her that I wasn't going to ask her if she wanted to try again next week, she would have to let me know if she wanted to go back. The second week, she said she wanted to try it again. It went much better than the first night. She ran the race, but got emotional at the end of the race. And by the third night, she enjoyed participating. This is usually her pattern with most things. It takes her a while to warm up, but she keeps on trying. The track meets are so cute. Ava's age group gets to participate in six events each night and they get a ribbon for each event.

Long Jump

50 Meter Dash

Ava with her ribbons.

Max loves going to the track meets. He laughs at the kids as they run by.

Cocoa Beach Bliss

Last week, I got the opportunity to vacation in Flordia with four other mommies I met on-line through my blog. We all have a child with RTS, but I never thought we would have so much more in common. It was like we knew each other for years! We all got along great, which was good because we shared a room with one bathroom!

Our lazy days consisted of sleeping in, eating out, frozen drinks, beach, and great company!

Sun and Sand!!

Night out at Fishlips!

Celebrating my birthday in Florida!

Kelly W and Myssie

Kelly W and Jessica

Christine and Myssie