Sunday, June 6, 2010

The First Girls' Weekend

My friend Trina and I took our girls on our first ever (and hopefully there are many to come) Girls' Weekend last weekend. The main event was Disney on Ice.

This is my cousin Brigid with Emily.

She was enraptured.

So was Kate. Notice the compulsory fairy dresses.

Then a spot of girly shopping :)

We had a great time. Thanks for coming girls!

On a Luke note, there have been lots of new skills he has developed lately. Like putting the phone in the toilet. And opening his bedroom door to come out at night. And turning the oven off when I am in the middle of cooking. Good thing he's so cute.

The boys brushing their teeth, which is one of Luke's all-time favourite things to do.

Shame he's using his sister's toothbrush.

Luckily I keep her busy in the kitchen, so she'll never know...

On a therapy note, we are very excited that Luke's wee mate Aidan is moving into our new clinic starting the next time we go, so we are looking forward to that. We were there on Thursday, and Luke had a fabulous session, so all is well in that dept. He can kick a ball, and we are working on hitting a ball with a bat and making his base when walking narrower. He can sort some shapes and is matching colours and we are working on his forearm rotation, but as he uses this successfully to turn on the hose and flood the lawn, and to turn the oven off and on, I think he is getting there! His speech is coming along nicely too. He is beginning to use simple sentences, which although not that clear, include things like "I'm in the box". He also has a very clear "NO!" and understands 'stop'. I thought he didn't get it, and was busy saying and signing stop when he tries to run away when I am getting him dressed and he pays no attention, but he turned around, put up his hand and said it to me. There is a difference between 'getting' something and choosing to do it!!


Kimberly said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!
I can't decide if my favorite is the phone in the toilet or turning the oven off. It's a toss up!
What fun, for me at least!

Nan P. said...

Phone in the toilet is my favourite! It's good to see him getting all these new skills.

As for the girlie weekend, never too young for that! Or too old either.