Family Fun

Family Fun

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sensory Room

A maze filled with music , movement and
Saturday we went to universal and Island of adventures! Did you know that you can get tickets using reward points ? My mom always figures out ways to make the dollar go farther. While we were there we went to what my Mom and I call "Sensory Heaven". They have everything you could ever imagine. From bells and whistles, textures, imaginary play, shapes, tight spaces even to music and lights. Aiden calls it the Barney room because the room has characters from Barney on the walls and some times Barney and his friends come in to take pictures. Saturday he spent about an hour and a half just playing his heart out in there. At one point there were others kids in the room although Aiden didn't play with them he did follow one boy all over the room, personal space may become an issue in the future. Aiden did a great job leaving. We took lots of Pictures to give you an Idea of great sensory rooms..
This type of play..settles Aiden down
The stones light up and play music
when you step on them

echo .. cave

Music chimes.. and next to that
the water fall is a plays music when
you run your hand through it

when you push the buttons .. a rainbow
appears on the wall

water play
step on the stones to
make music and lights
Climbing's a maze in
music and movement
heavy play Aiden loved this
If we could have one art of this room.. it would be the punching bags.. running through them gives Aiden the Proprioceptive play that he needs.. Aiden is always banging into us .. or throwing his body down on the floor.. jumping and pushing around heavy objects helps.. mom fills laundry baskets and lets him push that around.. we also have a mini trampoline.. he jumps on that or jumps into his bean bag chair.. Most of the time these things work.. and when he starts plowing into us.. we can try to get him to do something else.. something a little safer.. and less painful lol

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thumb Arcade

So I told everyone how Aiden came in Second for the "My Underwear" contest though Thumb Arcade and I told you about how A wonderful giving little boy Daniel who won the first place prize... an I Pod touch.. gave up his prize to me... Well it came in the mail.. so exciting.. I now have a camera.. did not have one before....mine broke..still a mystery.

Aiden got so much nice things from Thumb Arcade.. well I will let the pictures speak for their selves.

trying to contain my excitement lol

Aiden..not trying to contain his excitement lol

The 8 eyed monster

Todd Par... lace boards.. whoo hoo... he loves them!

whoo... can't believe it.. an cracked screen.. and a camera.. no more asking for Mom's

Thank you daniel.. for your selfless act of kindness!!!

So as you can tell... we were pretty excited... the mail lady was to... because we have stopped watching her to see if she had our special package.. we told Aiden's teacher about it and the book that Aiden won Todd Pars The I'M NOT SCARED Book!" .. and she wants us to have a show and tell day.. complete with My underwear..( I never get tired of saying that...) we will bring in Aiden's Ipad.. our teacher does not have one yet.. hopefully when the word spreads about all the work they are doing there will be more teachers with Ipads.. until then we will share...His teacher can not believe how far Aiden has come over the summer.. the Ipad has helped us so much.. I can't wait to see how much farther it will take Aiden.. he will be reaching the stars before you know it! If you get a chance Todd Par has a new online store.. go check it out... I have found so many things on there that I want for Aiden .. especially the blue back pack !

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's been a Few....

Sorry I haven't written in awhile, it's been kind of crazy. Anyway we went to Seaworld again last week. I think you can pretty much guess if Aiden liked it or not..... But if you can't I'll just tell you he had a blast!! (like ALWAYS). Especially at the Hotels new water area, He played there for hours. It is a really  good way to get a lot of therapy in.. fine motor .. sensory etc.. sometimes you get more out of a field trip then you can at home or in a therapy session. Mom was having a good time till the floor and her had a little issue. You know how they say it takes skill to fall over flat surfaces, well my Mom must have some mad skills because she slid four feet and then fell. Security came and put Mom in a wheel chair, Aiden thought that Mom was going to jail because security was there. But he handled himself pretty good. Although I can't say the same for my school orientation the following Wednesday. Let's just say he has had better times. While my Mom and I were in line Aiden started to run across the gym. It just so happened he ran in front of the the cross country table where there was a boy holding a sign. He waved his sign at Aiden and yelled "wanna join cross country". My Mom and I found this very funny. Aiden is a fast runner when he's not being chased and laughing so hard he wets his pants. I could totally see him in something that requires a lot of running when he gets older. We went swimming a few days later and that seemed to go smooth. Swimming seems to relax Aiden.. well anything that has to do with water ... except of cource the bath... and that is a battle to get him in and another to get him out... I will try to write another blog soon.. School will be starting in a couple weeks .. which meens some shopping and possible meltdowns to come.