Monday, January 18, 2016

Phone Pictures

Anthony is doing some tank rearranging, so he had this empty tank stand out for a few days. James decided to crawl inside it and he got his head stuck! He was laughing and telling Anthony that his head was stuck, so of course Anthony came and got me to see it before he helped him :)

The view from the back.

James brought his new remote control army tank he got from Christmas to the park and we decided to take a walk to see the boats. I kept trying to run ahead so that I could get a picture of them walking and they thought it was a race! So I kept running ahead and turning around and by the time I was ready to take a picture, they were past me again. Little stinkers!

I got some nail stickers in my stocking and after I put them on, James looked and said, "Whoa! Cool Mommy, you have solar panels on your nails. I bet it makes your fingers really strong". He wanted me to put solar panels on his nails too, but I didn't have any more. I'm sure Anthony was grateful for that.

We decided to drive all the way to the pirate ship park one afternoon (it takes about 30 minutes from our house) and while James found a friend to play with, I followed Rett around. At one point he found an old cookie in the diaper bag and decided to lounge on this spinning thing and eat his cookie. He is such a goofball!

We drove to Gainesville to visit my mom and do some work at the condo for New Years. We stopped by the mall to have a look around and we had to do a train ride. I wasn't prepared for how long it was! It was at least 15 minutes of driving around and around to the same places in the mall. I kind of felt like I was being held hostage by the person driving the train, but the kids loved it.

James discovered some safety goggles in one of his toy bins and decided it was cool to wear them everywhere. One morning he came and found me and said, "Mommy, you know why I'm wearing goggles? I am training for catching lomsters (lobsters) like Daddy". 

Rett was just looking too cute during dinner one night so I got some pictures of him :)

Rett loves the swings so much! It is the first thing he goes to at the park and will swing as long as someone will push him.

While Rett was swinging, James made a beeline for this boat that was parked at the shore. They made a quick stop so that one of them could get off and use the park bathrooms, and the poor guy waiting in the boat had his ear talked off by James. He kept asking him questions about his boat and his motor and showing him his boat that he drags around everywhere by a fishing line.

James used some of his money from his piggy bank with his Christmas money to buy a toy helicopter at walmart. He was in heaven!! It has a rescue crane so he has been using it to rescue trains off the track, other toys, you name it.

A few weeks ago when I picked up James from school I saw him on the swings of his school playground. I was floored! James hates swings and has always flat out refused to sit on one and swing by himself. He will swing on our laps if we swing with him, or he will lay down on his stomach and swing a little bit, but he has never wanted to sit by himself and swing. He kept asking me to push him higher and I couldn't believe it! His occupational therapist said that it is really typical of kids with sensory processing issues to dislike swings, but it is a really good sensory activity for them if they can handle it. I was ready to push him on the swing for hours if he wanted, I was so excited for his progress that he was able to swing and enjoy it! Now it is one of his favorite things to do on the playground.

1 comment:

Happy said...

So cool about James and the swing! How is the therapy going otherwise? Such cute boys, we miss them!