Friday, July 31, 2009

Wiggly ready!!!!!

Tomorrow we are going to go see Abby's Wiggles live. And thanks to a wonderful stranger we will be meeting them backstage before the show!Here is Abby with a big grin and the Wiggly bows she will be wearing in her hair!
Here is a thank you letter we wrote this morning to the wiggles that we are putting in a gift bag

This is Abby's present to The Wiggles. A yellow Koala with a banana and a few or her Girl Power 2 Cure cards tucked in!
Stay tuned for videos (we hope) and pics from the show!!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vocal

This weekend we got video of Abby being very vocal. And yes this is Wiggles related.LOL. We had her new video in and she was just a talking away...and I got the last 3 videos on the same day for those wondering if we ever change the poor kids clothes.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Chickenwalk!

Let's Go Banana's. The Wiggles newest DVD is finally here. We got Abby's reaction to it on video this weekend. I think she likes it. Everybody Chickenwalk!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Awesome day!!

Today we took Abby out to a try it before you buy it Autism and special needs store. OH BOY! I am so kicking myself in the behind that I didn't bring my camera. Abby was amazing. Her nurse and I were both in tears!
We had gone in there to get her a communication switch she can take back and forth to school and we wanted to get her a nice one. We got a really good deal on this one:Details here
We also got 3 talking picture switches to hang in the living room so she can tell us when she is thirsty,hungry or needs to potty. I may end up getting more of these. Details here

Then there was this one. WOW! No we didn't buy it. I only wish. It is a HP touchsmart. It's a touchscreen computer. The lady mentioned trying it a couple of times while we were trying the other stuff and I finally gave in because she told me I may be surprised. She put in a cd that would give Abby choices on the screen. She did first words and verbs. SHE WAS AMAZING! I almost wanted to tell the lady to stop because I thought I was going to break down. Abby was just touching away at the answers and when she couldn't get her little hand to move she would lean forward and kiss the answer. Abby's nurse and I were beside ourselves. The software was $275.00 so we couldn't get it just yet and the computer is $1200.00 at Walmart but it's the next big thing I want to get. I wish you all could of seen her. I was so proud! Details on this one here.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Big week

Abby and Joseph at the pool. Little kissers!
Uncle Roman showed up for a surprise visit clear from Chicago this weekend. Need to get him to come for more than 2 days! The kids love him!

Abby dancing and showing off her muscles. She is so studley!

Her hair is finally getting long enough to work with. And she hates getting it done but she is so cute!
Abby's Convaid Cruiser transpot wheelchair is finally in and yes it is purple!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rhyme time


This is video we got today of Abby following along in a Abby Cadabby pop up book of nursery rhymes. She always anticipates what's under the flap and face points at the pictures. I am so proud of my girl!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Steady as she goes



We got some more video of Abby walking today. We have had this harness for a while but the first time we used it we had too much slack in it and she fell so I had put it up.
I think Abby has severe vertigo and low body awareness because if you take your hands off her she looks like she's dizzy and has almost no ability to catch herself. She loves to walk but tires much easier than she used to so we are only doing a block a day for now. Hope to have her back up to her 30 minutes soon.
Fingers crossed!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Flirty Mcsnacky

Ok ok. Sorry for going so long without an update. We have been super busy. Always something to do. We have been focusing on getting Abby healthy. We've been doing more swim therapy and physical therapy and her Extended school year just ended.

This is video we got yesterday of her flirting with her Daddy while having some yogurt covered raisens.

Enjoy!