Madison’s teacher wrote in her journal today that they are excited to see how much stronger she is getting every day. It has been about 3 weeks since Botox, it has “kicked in”, her period of weakness has ended, and now the exciting part starts!
Madison spent her afternoon with Grandma Sandra. They played with Stanley in the backyard and checked in on her flowers.
Madison worked with Emily tonight on rope walking, practicing in her outdoor walker and using her leg Gaitors to long sit while playing with play dough. Madison did a great job stretching out her legs flat in front of her and she did it on the uneven grass outside. It looked like she was getting a great core workout keeping herself upright on the slight hill. Madison was so happy to hear that Emily was accepted into two schools for physio therapy next school year – congrats Emily!!
In other news… Jack had his first adjustment at the chiropractors today and it went really well – thank you Sarah!
Jack also had his first taste of Oat cereal today and loved it!
Madison and Jack hung out with Nana and Papa while Mommy picked up Daddy from downtown. She was thrilled to see 2 bluejay birds in their backyard while playing on the deck with Papa.
Madison also got her very own baseball jersey today from Papa. Madison will be checking out the challenger baseball starting next Saturday at Bond Park. Challenger baseball is for children with special needs to give them the opportunity to try and play some ball. The majority of the kids are much older, so Madison will go and watch in her jersey. It has her favourite number on the back – the number 8!
Daddy and Uncle Barker spent the night downtown for his big 30th Birthday celebration! Madison was so happy that Uncle Barker could make the trip to celebrate! Thank you as well to everyone who went to the Jays game to celebrate! Later in the day Madison celebrated Daddy’s birthday at Grandma and Grandpas house. She planted some flowers, played with the dogs and helped Daddy open presents.
Madison has started trying to read. She attempted reading most of Daddy’s cards and did an awesome job with this one:
Madison’s favourite part of the evening was playing with the dogs and Auntie Emily on the grass in her walker. She did such a good job standing in her walker while throwing the balls to the dogs.
Madison has started working on breath control and learning to inhale and blow out stronger. She tried to help Daddy blow out his birthday candles.