Rachel and I getting ready to go down the slide together. I am not sure which one of us has more fun on the slides. Yes- I admit we were at McDonald's again. Truthfully she gets an amazing workout crawling through the tunnels and she is so motivated to go while we are there. (and no I still have not had any french fries yet this year) We were blessed to have met a nice young man (I am guessing 3-4 years old) that would take Rachel's hand and try to help her up over the tough spots. He never questioned why she needed help- he could just see that she did and he stepped up to help her without being asked to. What a little gentleman! I stopped to compliment this young man to his mom and grandma. It turns out they have a member of their family affected by spina bifida too. Trey (I hope I have the spelling correct) has spina bifida starting at the L2 level of his spine. His grandma is very proud of him and told me wonderful and inspiring things about Trey. He maybe surprised to know that this was the second person to have mentioned him to our family. My sister-in-law told me about a wonderful athlete from West Bend High School with spina bifida when we had just found out Rachel had spina bifida. I have tears in my eyes as I write this- I hope one day he will know how he inspired my family and gave us hope.
http://gracesfavours.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/how-to-make-diy-pirate-sword-tutorial.html I love this pattern! There are a lot of pictures that help make the project go smoothly.
Rachel walking around at Breanne's track meet. She has started cheering. "Go Girls Go!"
She got her walker stuck in a tree root.
Future nurse or doctor? She loves to use my stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and thermometer. I will have to teach her how to use the pulse ox and she will be ready to go to work.