Saturday, April 23, 2011

Enjoying Spring

Isaac enjoyed his cousin Georgia's 4th Birthday party!

Lucy and Isaac playing with their cousins Georgia and Emma

They want to go outside all day long! They are so mad when it rains!

He's not really happy with the glasses :)

We've been having a great time enjoying the outside this spring - hunting easter eggs, helping mommy weed her flowers, going down the slide & basically running wild!

He hasn't gained any since our last appointment and he's most definitely sprouted up there in height!!! The higher hgh dose is really making him grow!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Black Bean and Pineapple Quesadillas My recipe is not exactly as in this one - but close. I don't use the coriander. I use a little cumin and cilantro. I use whole wheat tortillas and low fat cheddar cheese. I also put lettuce and diced tomato inside after Ive finished cooking them (yeah I pry the cheesy thing back open and stick them in there because I can't get Isaac to eat that stuff on the side or by itself - He doesn't mind it in the warm gooey quesadilla. I've also used red beans and he liked that just as much. Its fast and easy too!!

Hey PWS mom's - We need to share our Healthy Meal Ideas!!!

Seriously, I feel like I get so boring with the same old same old! Wouldn't it be great if we posted just one recipe every week -or even couple of weeks - of new good stuff we are making our little ones to eat. Seriously, because I'm not that creative to delight every day! I get great ideas for other stuff from you PWS mom's out there - why not share what healthy meals your little one's love!!! Anyone in?? Mandii from Adventures in Asherland is onboard! She may even devote a part of her blog to it - which sounds great to me!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A better gait

So Isaac's PT was really impressed with him today. He's doing better balancing on one foot at a time. It seems that his balance beam is doing great at improving his balance and his gait. The VEPTR surgery gave him more of a waddle, but his gait is getting so much better. He's walking with a more forward stride and not so penguinish.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Isaac's Favorite Apps

I was asked for some more apps Isaac likes and I thought I'd share. We have a lot of different types of apps - because Isaac, like his mom has the attention span of a gnat. These are the ones that get the most use. Well in addition to his new favorite Laurie Berkner app:

  1. Zoola - its an animal sounds one that is easy for them to use by themselves - with a lot of the other ones we have I have to help him along.

  2. icommunicate - We use it to practice speech. I make a lot of storyboards of b, n, p words and so on and try to get 2 syllable simple words.

  3. All of the flashcards - great pictures and words - plays music after you go through a few - Isaac is a big flashcard kid though.

  4. Verbs with Milo - He even likes the tada that most find annoying :)

  5. ToyStory free book - We have so many good free books! I hate to even pay for a book on here because there are so many good free ones like this one.

  6. The Wheels on the Bus by Duck Duck Moose

  7. The Little Engine that Could by Once upon an app

  8. Signing Time and Smart Hands Lite (he can get the videos to play for Smart Hands really easily so he can play with it himself for awhile)

  9. Grover's The Monster at the End of this Book & Elmo's Monster Maker

  10. Fisherprice's Bigfoot

  11. The Singamajigs

  12. Talking Rex

  13. Going places (It models them going to different places like the mall & how to appropriately act) - We also have itouchilearn morning routines - but I have to help him with it.

  14. iSteelPan - He likes this drum, but he also likes the free guitar app and the free piano app.

  15. Kidzongs - He plays these over and over!

  16. AutismXpress - its has all these different emotions on it - Its easy for him to maneuver.

  17. Adam's Game

  18. He loves sing-a-long games: We have a bunch by Tiger Stripes (you can just look them up in the app store and all of the ones will come up) - Mary's Lamb, In the Meadow, Working on the Railroad, Jack & Jill and If you're Happy and you know it

  19. Dance Star Mickey

  20. My Monster Voice

  21. See.Touch.Learn

  22. The Cookie machine

  23. Chugginton Roundhouse Romp

  24. Word Slapps - great that you can set the level of difficulty

  25. And of Course BARNEY! It has 3 different games on it - its definitely been worth the 2.99 or whatever we paid for it.

Hope this helps!! Let me know your favorites too if you get the chance!!!