Our Redirected Flight

Our Redirected Flight

Monday, October 31, 2011

The TABLE!!!

Once a month I am lucky enough to have coffee with a bunch of my friends who also happen to have kids with spina bifida.  Last month at coffee I was talking with the other moms about how it is starting to get difficult for me to watch as Grayden becomes frustrated that he cannot always keep up and play with Zander.  Grayden LOVES his big brother and is constantly wanting to be where Zander is and to be doing whatever it is that Zander is doing. Physically this is difficult for Gray though. Don't get me wrong he figures it out, but I can tell that he wants to be able to do more.  He HATES to be left out. 

So, a few weeks later my good friend Lauren posted this awesome table on her facebook that she and her husband created for their son based on inspiration from this amazing blog that we have been following.  It was an awesome table and I knew right away that was just what we needed so that Zander and Grayden could play together at the same level, both kneeling.  It is great for Grayden because he can practice pulling himself up into a kneeling position and go from kneeling to tall kneeling while playing.  They can also sit at the table and play as it is only 6 inches tall. 

Thanks to Grandpa Jeff, we now have a table just like Lewis'.  It is AMAZING. We love it.  It has been so fun to watch the boys play at it together.  Grayden is quickly learning how to get himself up to kneeling at the table as well as get himself back down. 
It has a cut out so that we can put different sensory bins and the homemade light box in it.  This thing is awesome!! We are already having so much fun!
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Today we played with blue water beads on top of the light box.  The boys loved it. Grayden sat there and played for over an hour. He was so amused and every time I tried to take him away from it he would cry. 

Yesterday, I caught the boys playing with the magnet balls/sticks together at the table too!

Thank you Lauren and Coleman for the idea!
Thank you Grandpa Jeff for so quickly fullfilling our wish and making us the table!
Thank you playathomemom3@blogspot.com for inspiring me to PLAY!


2 comments:

  1. It's awesome, Kelly! Looks like the boys are enjoying it!

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  2. Hello Kelly,

    I wanted to stop by to let you know that on November 30th, 2011 at 7pm Dr. Marc Levitt, Director of The Cincinnati Colorectal Center for Children, will be holding an online Q & A relating to fecal incontinence due to Spina Bifida, as well as, explaining the Bowel Management Program he has designed to battle this difficult problem. The RSVP page is posted below if you are interested in logging on and attending and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have concerning the event. Hope all is well and I hope you find this resource helpful on your journey!

    RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2504065728

    Regards,

    John Martin
    Partner's Hub
    jmartin@dbaworldwide.com
    310-569-6858

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