Saturday, April 17, 2010


Since I can't seem to gather my thoughts into one subject for a post, I thought I'd just do a bullet list of things that are going on with us. Here goes:

Ben had a great morning yesterday. He had PT and OT back-to-back which is very unusual since he only sees the OT every 2 to 3 months. We hadn't had a PT session in about a month due to various illnesses and scheduling conflicts so it had been awhile since we'd been to the hospital. He did really well at PT. He practiced going from sitting (on a bench) to standing and back to sitting for awhile. We then practiced STANDING ON HIS OWN! He was able to do it for 2 to 3 seconds. It was fantastic and he loved it. We left PT to head to OT. It's quite a walk through the hospital but Ben walked the whole way in his walker. OT went really well as well. He was able to do all the tasks presented to him and blew the OT away with his knowledge of numbers and letters. She didn't even bother to give us any homework. Ben then walked all the way from OT back to the car...another long walk. He did great. When I put him in his car seat, he looked at me and said "really fun Mommy". Too cute.

We've pretty much decided it's time for us to get a mini-van. I fought it for awhile but am now really ready for it. And excited about it. We've actually got one for the weekend to try out and I'm lovin' it! It's awesome. I can take both boys out to the van, open the sliding door, help Daniel in with one hand while holding onto Ben, put Ben in his carseat and then put Daniel in his carseat. With our CR-V, I would have to tell Daniel to hold onto my leg while I put Ben in and then put Daniel in...all the while worrying that Daniel will run off. No more worrying! Plus, there's tons of space for strollers, walkers, bikes, etc.

The end of tax season is only 2 weeks away! That means that the part-time job that I don't like will soon be over. As you may recall, I took on 2 part-time jobs back in February. Doing tax returns at my husband's office and being a Weight Watchers Leader. I really enjoy working for Weight Watchers and running meetings, but I'm not enjoying the return to the accounting world. Thankfully, that is almost over and I'll have more time for the boys. Yeah!

We're very strongly considering trying out Conductive Education for Ben this summer. The closest CE centre is 2 1/2 hours away but I think we're ready for it. We're going down in late May for an assessment. And then we'll make our decision. I'm pretty sure we'll try it out sometime this summer. I'm just not sure of the timing or how much we'll do yet, but I'll be sure to update you as we move along in this process. If you want to read more about Conductive Education, check out this post by Renee at Massagermommy.

Happy Saturday everyone!

My boys love their sunglasses. Here they are "preparing" for bed.


  1. The boys are too cute. We did a short run of CE at the Toronto location. I did like the program but the group was not paired well and ELizabeth was upset with some of the other kids who were not enjoying their time at CE. We have had the best luck with CME medek, we give the success of her independnat walking to the credit of Ramon (Founder) and Simona (blue balloon).

  2. Sounds great. I know a lot of people get some great results with conducive ed.

    Such a smartie too--knowing all those letters and numbers. I really need to buckle down and work on that stuff a little more with Charlie. I focus on BIG CONCEPTS, but havent' done a whole lot with those basics.

  3. Hi Caryanne, My name is Janet Harrold, I am the grandmother of beautiful Hailey.Hailey is almost 3 years old and also has CP Athetoid. My family and I have also been considering CE very seriously, I only wish there was a center a bit closer. We are about 7-8 hrs away from the one in Canada and we have also looked into the one in Florida and the one in Grand Rapids Michigan. I also have a blog if you would like to meet Hailey. Ben and Damiel are both adorable, you really have your hands full with two children the same age. Good luck to you and your family and God Bless your boys, both of them. I will contonue to follow your blog and add you to my blogroll. I think wcan all learn so much from each other and in turn help our children even more.

  4. Tee-Hee!
    Their future's so bright they have to wear shades!
    Sooo cute!