Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Part II

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I sure did! I got a lot of toys. One of my favorite toys is a new drum. Of course, I already have like ten but I needed a new one. A much better one. I also got a swing, a glow magnadoodle, an art easel with some cool paintbrushes, some books and also some boring clothes. I got another item that mom was more excited about than I was, it was a HUGE box of diapers. It has been a hectic week already. I got to see my cousins, Luke and Drew, who are all over the place. It's hard to keep up with them. I am ready to get back to normal though. But that doesn't start again until Thursday when I go back to Ms Becky's. Anyways I'm calling it a night. Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Party all night long

Mom, dad and I went to St Louis for a checkup. We left yesterday and spent the night at a hotel (thanks to moms free night certificate that she won at work). We went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse with some friends of mom and dads (Jay and his girlfriend) when we got up there. They have really good rolls. I ate a whole roll so when it was time to eat my other food, I was full. It was a fun time. Afterwards, we headed back to the hotel. I got ready for bed. But I was too excited. I got to sleep in a bed all by myself. Mom and dad turned out the lights about 10:00. And I just laid in bed babbling away. I talked all night long. Mom and dad was in their own bed trying to sleep but I was too busy talking. I also thought what I had to say was funny, because in the middle of my conversation with myself, I would start laughing. Mom and dad thought I was funny too because I heard them laughing. They kept asking me what was so funny I tried to tell them the story again but they didn't understand. It was about midnight before I passed out.
About my doctor's appointment, they took another picture of my head. And then I got to see the doctor. He poked at my head and measured it and asked how I was doing. I said great. Not really, because I was exhausted from talking all night long. Instead, mom spoke up for me. He said everything looked great. My shunt is draining like it is supposed too. The only thing is my brain really hasn't expanded any from last year. That's okay because I am still learning things with the brain that I have.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


In therapy today, I was the ruler of the roost. Everything we did, I got to decide if I wanted more or if I wanted to stop what we were doing. We started with the swing and after two times, I was done with it. So I pressed the stop button on the switch. The therapists wasn't too sure if they believed me, because I LOVE to swing. But I pushed that stop button with authority so they knew I meant business.
The next task was a matching game. Mom was a little worried because she didn't think I could do it. I wasn't sure myself. But it was a piece of cake. Ms Terri, showed me a circle, and then she showed me two more objects (a circle and a square), and I was supposed to choose which one matched the circle. After looking them both over, I grabbed for the circle. Mom was shocked. I think the therapists were too. So we did it again. But with different shapes. This time she showed me a star, and then two more - of a star and a triangle. I had to think about this one a little longer. But I grabbed for the right one again. I grabbed the star. Everyone clapped and was so proud of me.
The next thing on the list was giving me this strobe light - which I love. Ms Brandy, turned it on and I moved the light around and played with it for awhile. Then she turned it off. If I wanted it back, I had to press the more button on the switch. I did it instantly - 10 times in a row. But my time was running out and I had to put it away even though I kept pressing the more button. Mom told me NO MORE.