Tuesday, October 26, 2010

it's been a little while...

sorry for my lack of posting recently (with the exception of the posts about whitney and anne's cute new shoes!) - i am not sure where the time seems to be going.

since school has started we have also increased whitney's therapies. she is now scheduled every week to receive two speech sessions, two developmental therapy sessions, one occupational therapy session and one physical therapy session. these are all therapies that she qualifies for based on her annual evaluation that took place in august through the state of indiana's early intervention program (First Steps). we LOVE all of our first steps providers (thearpists) and have been VERY lucky to have such wonderful people looking out for and helping miss whitney along.

we also added horse riding therapy (hippotherapy) through insurance about 5 weeks ago. we are doing this on our own in addition to the EI therapies. i put whitney on the wait list in February or March so that when she turned 2 and was able to begin horse therapy - we would be good to go. we elected to have her receive occupational therapy through TherAplay knowing that she would receive the benefit of the horse riding for half of the session whether we chose occupation or physical therapy. right now we would like whitney's fine motor skills (self feeding, pincer grasp, drawing with crayons, shape sorting, putting pegs in a hole, etc...) to get a little more work because her "pt" skills seem to be coming along - she is getting more steady at walking with just one hand held :)

anne is LOVING school this year - she is in preschool 3 days a week. she also is happy to have whitney going to school one day a week with her and their classrooms are right next to each other. i was worried about whitney going to preschool this fall (we also put anne in preschool one day a week when she turned two) because she still cannot walk unassisted and she does not speak very clearly yet - but she is signing QUITE A BIT now (over 50 signs) and her teacher and the director have been OUTSTANDING in assisting Whitney when she needs it and talking with me about how to adapt certain activities. For the most part - Whitney is keeping up and shows improvement every week in "preschool" :)


there are many more things i could think of to "update" this blog with- and i will try to be better at posting more often and "catching up" both on writing and reading all of the blogs that i LOVE! hope everyone is having a good week so far! i will end with some recent pictures...


pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

whitney riding at therAplay


anne's tea party for her dolls


2010 buddy walk


pumpkin patch


first day of school

first day of school







15 comments:

Ellen said...

great pictures, Laura

Jill said...

It looks like you went to the pumpkin patch in July! We're definitely having different weather. Great pictures of the girls! I love that Anne has her dolls propped up to reach the level of the table.

Rochelle said...

Wow you girls have been busy! Sounds like everyone is doing great. I didn't know they starting riding therapy so young. Too cool.

Cindy said...

Wow, you have been busy! Glad the girls are doing so well.

Lacey said...

Oh she's just going to blosom with preschool and all that therapy! Too cute!

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

Laura, thank you for the update! I'm sooo glad everyone is thriving! Riding therapy is too cool. Whitney looks like a natural (way more so than I ever was!)

It looks like the weather has been beautiful there. I am jealous of your pumpkin patch pictures! That's one thing I miss about the city :)

Love to all of you! xoxo Kate

Andrea said...

The girls are always so adorable! The weather there must be wonderful! Hats and tank tops!? :)

Kele@ said...

Girl I totally understand... I don't know what is up with my recent blog lapse, just not enough time in the day!
Whitney sounds like she is doing great, I want to hear how her horse therapy goes, Pres will start in February.
How sweet that big sis is close by when she is a preschool... sisters, you can't beat them!!

Rebecca said...

So nice to see the girls doing well! Sounds like you have a lot to keep you occupied! The horse therapy sounds really neat! Give the girls a hug from us :).

Kristi said...

The horse therapy sounds really intersting!!! You always come up with the cleverest (is that even a word.haha) things!!:)

stephanie said...

Glad your back I miss all, the great pics you always post!!

Amazing signing ability Miss W!!!

Loving all the therapies you get.

And the first day of school pic!! Gorgeous! and the one with the mums!!!

kathy.stadler said...

Wow! You all are very very impressive! Sounds like you are all keeping up with school and therapies and you are just Awesome! Signing, horseback riding therapy, preschool, pumpkin patch...Beautiful pictures of beautiful girls!
Thanks. God bless all. Love, Aunt Kathy

ABandCsMom said...

LOVE those pictures! They made me smile. Beautiful girls, just beautiful!

heidi marie said...

great pictures. so exciting about hippotherapy. i need to get going on that for henry. i just keep forgetting about.

Nicole said...

I know this post is way old, but I have been terrible at looking at blogs lately. I just wanted to say that my little Emily has the same knees : ) THey are too cute!