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Friday, December 24, 2010

Shoe Laces, Pool Time, and a Date!

This morning started out with OT at 9am! Monica worked with Cale on getting ready for the day and trying things on his own. He did pretty well at shaving today, which lately (especially for me) he hasn't wanted to try! Another big thing they worked on was tying his shoes. How do people teach their kids? Monica and I were having the hardest time trying to teach him. He still has trouble getting his hands to work together, so it's a little uncoordinated, but aren't little kids hands too? I know he's going to get it eventually! He's working so hard at it!

After OT was over, TJ came to visit! I let Cale open his first gift (because I needed TJ's help with it!) which was an Xbox! I'm not sure he knew at first what it was, but after he read the box he got excited all over again :) He already has one in NC, but I wasn't sure how much of it was saved and if the box itself even survived the accident. I had a gift card to use, so I just did it. I'm so glad I did too! He was so happy! We can watch movies in his room now too! As soon as it was all set up, the guys played for awhile. TJ pointed out how it's going to help getting his hands to work together...might be a new tool in therapy ;)

They played for a while and then it was time for lunch. Instead of Friday Family Night Dinner, they did a lunch. A special visitor joined us :)

Right after getting a full tummy, it was pool time! TJ and Cale had fun with a noodle fight :) Pat was pushing on Cale testing his balance, but Cale was focused on hitting TJ. At one point he looked at Pat and said "stop pushing me!" hahaha! He was having so much fun he forgot it was therapy! He ended up getting worked really hard, so a little fun time was ok :)

When Cale's therapies were over, we hung out for a little and then we went on a double date with TJ and Kristen. It was so fun! The movie turned out to be a chick flick, and both of the guys said they were bored! After (what the girls thought was great!) the movie, we went out to dinner. Cale has been asking for a yummy steak all week! We went to Cheesecake Factory and he finished every bite of meat on his plate! :) I couldn't quite finish my pasta though! Our first double date after the accident was a stroll down the hall to the coffee shop in NC. Cale, at that point, had no idea what was going on. Now we're going to dinner and a movie! :) Love it!

(We didn't get a picture of all four of us, but we did get one of just us!)

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. ~Charles Dickens


  1. Kathleen, What fun your last two blog entries have been! Cale is doing sssoooo well. About the shoe 26 year old still does the bunny ear thing to get his shoes tied. Don't tell him I told you:) :) Oh, did anyone pull Santa's beard to see if it was real? Hugs, Marion

  2. Love you guys....Merry Christmas!!! i love to read your posts...thanks for your vulnerability.
    Praying that the love of God will continue to bless and sustain you both.
    Love, Kimberly


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