Sunday, September 20, 2009

Youtube Video of Nate using his eye gaze communication system

I've tried and tried to get Nate REALLY using the eye gaze like he normally does, but to no avail. This is the best I could do. He usually really "talks" and during school is great - answers questions and communicates with the teacher and therapist. I love it! He has a very funny sense of humor and is so smart!

Youtube Video of Owen and the water hose

More pics at the park

Pics of the Boys at the Park

Pop and Grandma Annie visited this weekend. We had a great time. We took the boys to Hunter Park. They fed the ducks and there was a live band there that they thought was fascinating! It was a beautiful day. Later in the evening we took them to our neighborhood park also. It was so nice, we wanted to spend a lot of time outside. It's been raining here nonstop forever, so it was good to get out!


Nate is doing really well! Our summer ended kind of short as far as warm weather and pool time, but we've been able to enjoy going to the park and long walks, which Nate loves. Soon we'll make a trip to the zoo and pumpkin patch (can't believe it's that time already!). He's been busy with school. His teachers this year are wonderful! He's using his eye gaze during school and answering a lot of questions and communicating with the teacher and therapist. He's doing great! So smart!
Nate lost one of his front teeth - finally! They have both been hanging on for a long time. He was so brave and didn't cry a bit. We ended up having to pull it because it got caught on a cloth and was bleeding. Tooth fairy rewarded him for being a big boy!
The boys have been having fun together. Owen is so good with Nathan. They are interacting a lot more as Owen gets older. Nate laughs a lot at Owen and enjoys his company.
Owen is "talking" a lot more these days. He is delayed and has been in speech therapy. We had his hearing tested and it was perfect. So it seems there's nothing medically wrong, he just is taking his time.
On another note not related to the boys, my Aunt Sue (mom's sister) passed away a couple of weeks ago. She had been battling ovarian cancer for a long time. My heart is so sad, but also relieved she is no longer suffering from this horrible disease. She was so good to us and to Nathan and loved seeing the pictures and the updates. I'm sorry she never got to meet them in person, but am thankful for this blog and her ability to get to know them through technology. I love you Aunt Sue - RIP!

Youtube video of Owen giving Nate a kiss - so sweet!