Saturday, February 16, 2008

Our Great Valentines Day

Here is my Valentine's Day present from mommy and daddy. I know I'm adorable in it:)
I love playing my video game. I just wiggle the joystick around and Dora runs everywhere!!
Uncle Eric and Aunt Kristen needed my help opening their wedding presents. They got lots!!!
One of my favorite pastimes, the helicopter.
Here we are modeling our beads. I helped mommy get hers on and she helped me with mine.
This Valentine's Day was one that we will remember. K was tested today to see where she is at developmentally. We wanted to know how she was doing since we have been here in Alabama. The results are listed below:
  • Social Development (37 months): those of you who know you K are not surprised by this one
  • Physical Development (28 months): this is exceptional when you take into consideration that she has been in several braces for her hips, casts for her arm, and currently she is wearing a scoliosis brace
  • Communications Development (32 months): definitely doesn't have a problem with vocabulary
  • Adaptive Development (32 months): I believe this takes into consideration her ability to compensate for her right arm
  • Cognitive Development (30 months): the lady testing her believes that this would have been higher because we were not there to answer questions
As you can see, K is doing remarkably well. The lady testing her actually said that she had never gotten this far in a test with a child before. She stopped when K had reached above her age and then she was curious to see just how far K really was. The cognitive development is probably even higher because she is doing things that they were not able to observe, but it is still amazing just to know that she has not been delayed by all she has been through. Now comes the real amazing thing about our Valentine's Day: K moved her finger on her RIGHT HAND! The therapists and her daycare workers all saw it. This is monumental!!! Talk about shock. If K is able to gain use of at least part of her right hand it is more than we were ever hoping for. It might not happen again, but there is hope that it will. Needless to say, we had a wonderful Valentine's Day this year. K is doing great and we are thanking God for the many blessings He has given us in her.


Anonymous said...

Praise God! We sure are glad you had a great V-day! So sweet!

Momma G

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful!!!! :) What an awesome Valentine surprise!
J & A

Kat said...

That's awesome! Although, I must say that I am not at all surprised with those eval results :)

Tclaytor said...

That is so wonderful--you must be so proud of your little girl! We haven't spoken in a while, but I hope all is going well for you! : )