Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Blog help, light reading, and Toys "R" Us

So, if you've visited the blog before you might notice it looks different, and a little wonky. Can I just say, this technological stuff is not my strong suit. That being said, if it is yours and you feel like giving me a tutorial, there are some changes I would like to make to the blog and I could use your help. Pretty please?

This morning I had to take Livi to her pediatricians. We don't go there very often because mostly she sees specialists, but we had to follow up about some issues last week. At preschool last week Livi did not pass her hearing screening. Boo. There seemed to be a kind of blockage in her ears. After talking with the pediatrician today, they looked better. The culprit? Probably remnants of the cold lurking in her ears. We plan to get retested soon to make sure. But, while we were waiting to see the dr. I managed to find a large and pretty book for us to read. We practiced "hands up" command and she got it after the first time I helped her. She repeated hands up when I asked and I helped her hold the top of the book. The right hand seems much more adept at holding than the left, so its a one-handed job, but Livi held the book for herself 4 or 5 times when prompted by "hands up" for an average of 15 seconds per hold. Pretty good if I do say so myself!

So she had some spittle and I caught her with her eyes closed. Still cool.

Lastly, I caught wind of this toy guide for differently abled children put out by Toys "R" Us. I looked through it and Livi is differently abled than their idea of differently abled, but I thought the idea was cool and it would be helpful for lots of people, so here is the link to the toy guide.


  1. Can I just say, it sounds like we sped therapists and our 'goal wording' is rubbing off on you? Example,

    "Livi held the book for herself 4 or 5 times when prompted by "hands up" for an average of 15 seconds per hold."

    I may just cut and paste this for my next report on Livi!

    Love it!

  2. yes! she's doing so good.

    what do you need help with on your blog?

  3. umm, namely the heading and tabs. :) probably so easy peasy--i'm a dumby.

  4. Kel...
    i can help you with the tabs and the header. i designed ours and the ebeez one for elisabeth beasley. however, you may have to be patient with me...still learning how to balance time with a newborn. still an amateur. miss y'all.