Go Go Go 
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 01:19 - General, Christina
Posted by Administrator
Christina has been a busy body and loves to go go go. She loves to play outside. With the warmer temps we play for awhile outside then take a break inside and then right back outside.

Christina's had a doctor appointment with Taniguchi and Walker. All is well and she will see them more regularly. Her hips are doing OK and the concerns we had are not anything to be overly concerned about. Yeah, how many parents hear that and can let it go. It still eats at me. More detail... We were concerned about Christina's tone and possibly being in pain. Watching her form and progress we noticed some small differences and asked questions. The way the bones develop in kids with CP is playing its role in Christina's development and we are noticing the change.

Christina has continued doing super well in the gait trainer and often likes to race. And of course talkative as ever. We tell each other lots of stories. I think Christina would make a good fisherwoman with her stories.

The princess turns five soon. Time sure flies.

The slideshow was updated today, enjoy.

Ready for Winter 
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 01:08 - General, Christina
Posted by Administrator
With the warmer temperatures I am ready for winter. This week is going to get hotter, not looking forward to it.

I have not updated in awhile, my apologies.

Christina is doing well. We spend lots of time outside swinging, walking, wagon rides, and the reward for her wonderful efforts a shoulder ride.

Christina loves to go go go; we wear each other out. I try t sit for a little bit when she is down for her nap/quiet time.

The squirrels need to go, they are hurting my plants. Still deciding whether to try one of the ultra-sonic things or get a live trap and relocate them to a wooded area not far.

I have been keeping up on pictures and videos of Christina. I have slacked on getting the slideshow updated regularly. I think I need to pick once or twice a month and schedule it.

Right around the corner is Christina's birthday. The princess will be five. A small party and cake are on the agenda.

I read an article about how dads make better parents than moms. Although there were some good points, overall the article did not hit on key items I would have mentioned. It is a treat and sometimes difficult being mom and dad at the same time. I want to go into detail, but that will be a post of its own and will get done when and if I get time.

Time to watch a movie and go to bed. Cheers!!!

Making me proud 
Thursday, June 09, 2011, 03:46 - General, Christina
Posted by Administrator
Christina has been running in the gait trainer. It is hard to get a picture of her and start the video in time.

We found part of the sidewalk around the house that Christin is comfortable walking in the gait trainer without holding my hand or having me touch the gait trainer as she gets on her merry way.

The weather has been hot. Uncomfortably hot if you ask me. High 90s is hot, humid or dry it is hot. Our trips outside were short and most included water of some sort. I found going through the sprinkler is not as fun as when I was a kid. The kiddie pool is my favorite. The water is more of a warmer cool and does the trick cooling off without the shock of cold.

Christina preferred the shock of cold for a while then swinging. It worked out well to dry her off a little before heading inside into the air conditioning.

No baking this weekend, it was too warm. We did enjoy some very delicious cheesecake. Christina likes just the cheesecake. Christina has managed to spit out the crust and the added fruit. She also does not like to share.

Hot Hot Hot 
Thursday, June 09, 2011, 03:31 - General
Posted by Administrator
Christina definitely is not a fan of the heat. Although it has inspired us to have lots of water time play. From the river, lake, pool, sprinkler, or kiddie pool Christina loves to get wet.

Christina has also been doing exceptionally well in the gait trainer. She makes quick work getting from one end of the deck to the other. She is a little slower on the sidewalk, but still at a run once she gets going. I am so proud of you Christina. Christina has the determination many only dream of.

Christina has continued her vocalizing. She loves to talk and sing. It is a pleasure to listen to her.

River Time 
Monday, June 06, 2011, 16:02 - General, Christina
Posted by Administrator
With the last few days being hot Christina and I headed to the river today. It was refreshing, but felt good to get back into the air conditioning.

Christina Swinging 
Saturday, June 04, 2011, 21:03 - General, Christina
Posted by Administrator

Good Article 
Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 13:35 - General
Posted by Administrator
This article also from US Cyber Security is "Cyber Security Tip ST05-002: Keeping Children Safe Online".

Link to article: http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST05-002.html.

Although Christina is a little young to be overly concerned about her online habits, I don't think it is anything to be relaxed about. As the internet becomes more common place it is a beast to contend with.

An example is the iPad Christina has begun using as a communication device. Christina has only started using it and has a long way to go, but the possibilities seem endless with the various accessibility features.

It is better to be prepared as Christina gets older. I would say the best precaution and to make the most enjoyable experience for Christina is to be sure to educate Christina about the world wide web.

Memorial Day Weekend 
Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 12:27 - General
Posted by Administrator
Memorial Day Weekend was filled with lots of outside play. We went for several walks, wagon rides, playing in the grass.

Christina's flowers were too big for the little starter box so she put them in a big pot with lots of room to grow. Christina's favorite part was digging in the dirt.

Christina did lots of swinging outside over the weekend. For something different I lowered the swing so Christina could reach the grass. It was fun to watch her stretch her toes to touch the grass as she went back and forth. At first she didn't know what to think, but it didn't take long for her to figure out she can make the swing turn and twist with her feet.

We also made cookies and they turned out delicious. Christina made sure to taste to be sure.

The princess did a great job holding her head up for wagon rides. We tried taking a bumpy ride over the lawn and Christina is a big fan of bumps and going down the little hills. Dylan offered his services to pull the wagon. He was sure to find all the puddles to pull Christina through.

On Memorial Day Spring came to visit with her family. Christina enjoyed more grilled food and was happy to show everyone her smile.

Common Myths 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 20:29 - General
Posted by Administrator
Here is an article from US Cyber Security. The title is "Cyber Security Tip ST06-002: Debunking Some Common Myths". I have listed the myths they cover below. Go to their site for the truths.

Link to article: http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-002.html

* Myth: Anti-virus software and firewalls are 100% effective.
* Myth: Once software is installed on your computer, you do not have to
worry about it anymore.
* Myth: There is nothing important on your machine, so you do not need to
protect it.
* Myth: Attackers only target people with money.
* Myth: When computers slow down, it means that they are old and should be

Catching Up 
Friday, May 20, 2011, 19:56 - General, Christina
Posted by Administrator
As the housework gets whittled away I managed to get caught up reading some emails. I found some good information and will post each item individually.

Last weekend was busy with Christina. We had the UCP Short Walk on Saturday morning. The weather had a little chill and was very damp. We did not run into any rain while we were outdoors.

The Doll and Pet Parade was Saturday afternoon. Christina had fun and it was nice to watch her wave to the onlookers.

Sunday was nice and sunny so most of the day was spent outside.

It won't be long and school will be out for Christina.

<<First <Back | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | Next> Last>>