Friday, September 28, 2012

Konow Farm (Lots of Photo's)

It's been a long time since I posted a blog this lengthy!  So David and I took Hannah out to Konow Farms today.  Riley had her first pediatric cardiology appointment this afternoon and David had the day off, so we thought we'd take advantage and have some fun this morning.  Boy did we!  

Ya know, I'm not a fan of the funky weather that comes with fall.  I like the hot sun and the beach.  However, fall is pretty!  As can be seen in this picture.  Plus, as most of you know, I have a small obsession with pumpkins.

We started at the air pillow.  We got there mid morning, so there weren't a lot of people out yet.  But David and Hannah had fun bouncing together.  David had her flying all over the place.  

Then we moved the corn maze.  There were two mazes; a children's maze and an adult maze.  We did both.  We did the children's maze first.  And, of course, David was not satisfied.  So he discussed it with Hannah, and she obliged.  

They contemplated the map together.  And Hannah led the way.  

David did such a good job of teaching Hannah how to read a map.  He let her figure out the path, after looking at the map with her, and he only guided her when necessary.  

The adult corn maze had 6 hole punch points, where you stamped your map with a hold punch at 6 different places throughout the maze.  Hannah, with a little help from David, guided us to all 6 points.  
This is one of the hole punch points. 

Route discussion.  


This is an overhead shot of the adult maze we maneuvered.

This is the trash I collected along the route, and deposited in a trash can.  People, please don't litter!

After the corn mazes, we enjoyed some of the other activities at the farm.  
Which included a corn pit.  Riley LOVED it!  I mean shrieked and laughed and plunged.  And become very angry when I pulled her out.  

We also went on a cow train ride.  Hannah and David went first.  Hannah, Riley and I went later.  

Riley chilled.  This is her "I"m super tired but refuse to sleep so I'll suck my fingers" mood.  

Hannah was playing in the bales of hay.  David was taking a picture of Hannah.  Riley was watching dad.  

On the hay bales.  

The small animal petting area.  Another Riley favorite.  The cows got very friendly with Riley, which Riley loved.  

My two favorite girls.

My big girl.  How did this happen?!?!

I love these moments.  

All in all, we had a great time!  We opted out of getting a pumpkin this time because it's gives us an excuse to go back.  

More therapy stuff

Here's Riley and her new "toy" from physical therapy.  Yep, it's a little walker.  Right now, the therapist just wants her to get familiar with it, so that it doesn't scare her when we go to use it.  In other news, she got back on the treadmill today and did much better.  She actually walked, for minutes.                         

We talked a little about orthotics today, because of this little foot movement she's doing now.  We'll give it a little more time, to see if she corrects herself.  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Brave Hannah

When my dad visited last month, he took Hannah to the toy store and let her pick out a few things she wanted to have.  This was one of the things she picked out: a bow and arrow.  

You see, David and I took her to see Brave at the beginning of the month.  She loved Merida, the girl in Brave.  Merida has a bow and arrow and is better than all the boys.  

Riley had fun standing on the other side of the glass.  Every time an arrow hit the glass, she startled a little and then laughed!

She's getting pretty good.  She started out holding the bow sideways, but now she's moved on to holding it up and down, properly.  She's also getting better at shooting the arrow.  

I updated Grandpa Davis on the bow situation a few days ago.  He's already picked out the next level bow and arrow for her.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Progress with therapy.

She did it for the first time last night. And then again today. Physical therapy is making a huge difference. She's not
pulling herself up from the ground yet, but rather from sitting on her balance ball or the foam roller. At this rate, she'll be doing that tomorrow. 😉

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My little carnivore

Here's Riley chowing down on a pork chop bone. She went at it for about 10 minutes. You'd never know, from these photos, that my peanut is way under weight.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Why the break?

Cause life has been crazy! Right now, Riley's going through more medical problems. In short, she eats a lot and doesn't grow. So we're seeing lots of specialists to try and figure out what's up with that. I'm actually turning in a food diary for her next week for a dietician to go over. And she's behind in her gross motor. So she receives physical therapy for that a few times a week. In the next couple of weeks she'll go through a variety of tests to rule our some different things. See those red shorts? Those are her special shorts, designed to keep her legs together, otherwise she'd be doing this crazy split thing. Therapy is physically demanding but productive. On Friday, she stood, unassisted a few times, once for about 30+ seconds. Other than those two things, Riley I a happy, fun loving baby. She says a handful of words, loves to swing and play with balls. She loves Hannah so
much, and Hannah showers her with attention. There's lots of other stuff too, but I'll save that for another post! Maybe. ; ). By the way, I'm trying out Bloggers new mobile app. I have no idea how this will look when I hit publish.

This is Riley's crazy contortionist move.  Well, one of them.  

Standing unsupported!!!  Those shorts are called hip helpers.  They're lycra and the crotch is sewn together, forcing her legs to stay together.  

A swing a therapy.  It's blurry, it's a long and narrow sling swing.  She loves it! Heck, I think I'd love it.  

Another swing at therapy.  We work alot on her abs and core.

I love this picture!  This is a big ball pit and the balls are made out of tempura-pedic foam, so they're stiff and it's hard to move around in this ball pit.