After a great afternoon of Big Sister duties, Madison was off to Variety Village for a night of fun!
Daddy and Madi spent some time together practicing in her walker through the halls while Mommy coached in the pool. Madison then had her turn in the pool for her lesson with Ryan. It was her first lesson back for the start of the spring session. They practiced different swim positions on the ramp and holding onto the bars. Ryan’s main goal this session is to get Madison more comfortable floating on her back by keeping her head back and her body relaxed.
After her lesson with Ryan, Madison and her buddy Ruby played in the hot pool. Ruby helped Madison have a shower and get into her PJ’s to go home to bed.
On her way out of the building, Madison stopped by court #3 in the field house to visit Aunt Nadia who was coaching volleyball. Her team remembered Madison from her visit to their tournament a few weeks ago and they all said hello. Madison watched their practice for a few minutes and then headed home. It was a great night in a place that is so special to Madison and the whole family.
Madison went to see her paediatrician today with Nana, Mommy and Jack. Her and Jack had their first appointment together. Jack got his 2 month shots and Madi – a full physical and a review of her therapies, nutrition and all of the above. Good news is that she has put on a small amount of weight since her 24 month check in but she still remains in the low end of the normal growth rage in the 15th percentile – a combination from being a preemie, having CP and being a picky eater. We will continue to tackle her eating habits and weight gain as her baby brother is quickly catching up with his non stop eating!
While Mommy and Jack had their turn with the Doctor, Nana and Madi played in the waiting room. Nana was approached by a little girl who had many questions about Madison. She wanted to know what her walker was, why she needed it and what was wrong with Madison. Nana did a great job answering for Madison who didn’t seem to be bothered by it at all. These types of conversations in social situations in the community are slowly starting to happen more often as Madison gets older – something that Mommy and Daddy are not really looking forward to but know it’s important for Madison to see how the adults in her life respond to certain questions so she knows for herself how she can choose to respond.Madison ended her day with some hard work and fun in the basement with Emily. Tonight’s favourite activity was threading beads to make bracelets and necklaces. This activity was fun and also targeted her fine motor goals she is working on at school right now as well as her coordination and balance by trying to stand while doing the activity. Thanks Aunt Nadia and Uncle Mark for the beading kit!
Madison spent her afternoon with Pam and Medford and had a great time. She had some lunch, played with her toy mouse and watched Carter play in the backyard. She also had some yummy Easter treats. Then they all skated along the sidewalk home.
Madison started one of her new house chores today. She is now helping give Stitch her dinner. Her job is to go into the pet cupboard, get Stitches container of food and then put some in Stitches bowl. It takes a lot of balance for her to try and put the food in the bowl without spilling it or falling over herself. She is not happy when Stitch tries to start eating before she is finished her task.
Madison wants to remind everyone that people in the U.S. and Canada celebrate Cerebral Pasly Awareness Day tomorrow by wearing green. Show some green love!
Madison’s class had a visit with a Dentist this morning. A dentist from Toronto Public Health did a decay screen on each student. Madison was a bit apprehensive but let the doctor take a peek and All is good!
Madison spent her afternoon with Janine, Suzanne and Buddy! She had a fun play in a tent with Buddy, played with her new horse and rider toy and had a long nap in Janine’s lap. When we were pulling out of the driveway she kept saying she wanted to go back and didn’t want to go home so she had a great afternoon.
When Madi got home, she helped Mommy get all her riding lesson stuff ready and tried on her new black boots. She is excited to see the horses tomorrow!