We had Landon's birthday party on the 10th. We set up a couple of kiddie pools in the backyard and put out every toy we could think of. I found a cute blow up soccer goal on sale at Toys-R-Us. It was a "monster" soccer goal with a "monster" ball. Landon loves the ball, but hasn't figured out that you are supposed to kick it in the net. :) We set that up, along with our pools and a tent for the grown-ups. Everyone had a fun time playing in the pools and eating cookie cake. I also found cute little cupcakes in the shape of hamburgers, that were super delicious. A bonus, they had chocolate frosting in the middle. Super yum! We opened gifts and Landon got so many new cars and toys. We were so thankful that so many of our friends took the time to come and celebrate with us!!!
My wonderful friend Megan took pictures for us at the party. She's so amazing at taking pictures...I think I'm going to have to start paying her. :) Anyways, I've posted the link to the shutterfly account that she posted the pictures on.
Megan's pictures Hopefully, it will work. If not, I've posted some that we took with our camera. They aren't as good as Megan's, but they give you the idea. :)
Eating yummy pizza at the picnic table.
Everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to Landon. By the look on his face in the next picture, I think he liked it. :)
A family picture with Landon's cake.
Landon saying "thank you" for one of his gifts.
Since Landon's party, we've been having our weekly trips to Children's for therapy sessions. He's doing really great with physical therapy. We've been working on riding toys like tricycles and scooters. He does really well on the scooter. He just doesn't know how to push it himself yet. Penny said his balance was really nice on it though. We tried him on the tricycle and he's really getting the hang of it. He's been pedaling like a maniac around the hospital, but is lacking in the steering department. I don't think he knows he can control where he goes.
Ashley has been testing him in speech therapy to see how far along he's coming in expressing himself and what he understands from other people. We finished up the 3 session test this week and she gave me a ball park estimate as to where she thinks he will be. He of course understands WAY more than he can express, and she said that that will help qualify him to get an augmentative device to help him until he learns how to express himself. An augmentative device is basically a computer that is full of pictures that he can push to say words for him. He can use it to build sentences as he gets older. Ashley thinks it will really help him in school to express himself to his teacher and to his classmates.