The kids did great while we were gone - I know my parents are exhausted! The house was immaculate when we got back, there wasn't a piece of laundry to be found, my dad and Zachary planted all of my Fall flowers in front of the house - on top of keeping up with the crazy routines around here. Even Max (the kitty) was on medicine and had to be kept up with!
We got in late Sunday night and Zach had fallen asleep 10 minutes before we got home so we didn't get to see the kids until Monday. When Alex woke up and I went in her room she looked up, then realized it was me and started yelling and flapping her arms. When I picked her up she hugged me, pushed away so she could look at me and then hugged me again - it was priceless. Zach was so excited when he got up too. It's been hard getting back in the routine - Alex even missed the bus yesterday morning! :)
Alex had Physical Therapy today and when I picked her up from school to head to our appointment, Audretta (her nurse), said she had the best day...she said she sat in front of the computer at school for FIFTY MINUTES and used a switch to activate a computer program ALL BY HERSELF for the ENTIRE time!! That is huge. I swear her concentration and focus has changed so dramatically since Florida. She said she also had art class today and reached out to pick the colors she wanted to paint with. Yesterday we had Speech therapy and I had Zach home with me (we're both sick :( ) so I didn't stay in the room with her because Zach is a huge distraction to Alex. When her session was over Beth said she used her switches with 100% accuracy. I am SO proud of all she's doing!!!!
Today at PT we started out working on her sitting - she's always been a "scooter butt", but lately she just doesn't want to sit at all. So while she was sitting they worked on her activating a See N Say toy. The video was too large to import here, so I'm including a You Tube link. Shannon and Sandra (the therapists) said Alex is now primed for Vegas as she's got her "slot pulling" arm going!! :)