June 26, 2012

A day in the life... {summer fun}

We are diving into week three of summer break and, just as I suspected, a key ingredient in helping Grant stay calm is keeping him very engaged. Add that to the fact that 100 percent of his therapy lies solely on my shoulders during summer time equals one busy mama!

But after a couple weeks, I think we have fine-tuned a schedule that keeps the day moving and intertwines some therapy. It starts by getting the boys outside as early as possible before the heat of the day sets in.

While outside I try to pull together various items to make an obstacle course to work on Grant's physical and sensory needs (balance, strength, vestibular, tactile, etc...)

Naturally, Wesley has to get in on the action!


"Heavy work" therapy is a vital component to Grant's sensory diet. Here he is lifting a weighted ball and pushing it down the little slide to complete the obstacle course.

Once the day starts to get intensely warm, it's time to head inside for a snack and to read a few books.

Grant works on some fine motor skills during his Therapeutic Listening Therapy. While matching is one of Grant's strengths, he struggles to focus and have enough control over his fingers/hands to wiggle the puzzle pieces firmly into place.

And, of course, there is lots and lots of jumping and swinging - both outside and inside.

Click here to read a little more about Grant's sensory diet and here to see our sensory therapy room.

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We always make time to have fun!

Pool time!

Watching the train pass through downtown Waxhaw

Wesley inspecting a turtle found at Grandma & Grandpa Mayes' house

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Grant loves baseball. I don't know how or when exactly it started, but his passion for the game began a long time ago. I guess the same goes for softball. Aaron has been a member of our church's softball team for years.

Grant shook with excitement when Aaron went to bat.

Wesley practiced his pitch (he has quite a wind up) with Ms. Donna, who was so sweet to play with him.

For the love of the game...

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It rained a bit and the boys, who were already dressed to jump into the pool, wanted run around on the wet sidewalks up front. They had so much fun being silly and splashing in the little puddles.

Practicing yoga moves

Out on the front porch reading a book with Daddy

Ahhh yes... the sweetness of treasuring the little things.


1 comment

  1. Im just reading this and i loved it :) Handsome boys.


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