Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Swimming Lessons

After my last post I thought it best to show some fun stuff going on around here. How about a picture-intensive post for once?

Our little fish is LOVING special needs swimming lessons. I wish I had zoomed in closer because he has a huge grin in most of these pictures.

Entertaining the big boys (or likely the other way around). A couple of the typical kids who go to the pool with their special needs siblings have adopted Brady. One always asks his mom "where is my baby?" when they get to the pool. These boys are particularly tolerant and understanding of Brady's less typical behavior - they are just amazing kids.
Playing Toss the Ring with the big boys. "Can we put it on his head and see if he can find it?" He he.
Showing off more sticking-out-of-tongue skills...
And because I just can't stop myself from typing lengthy paragraphs, I have to tell the cutest story. One older boy with Down Syndrome was struggling to get his brand new goggles out of their packaging. Troy offered to help and was able to break open the plastic (I heard they now make special scissors just for this...must find some). Later I overheard this boy telling his friend "Did you see that muscle guy? He is so strong. Yeah, he's a GREAT guy." A lengthy conversation ensued regarding exactly how great this guy is and exactly how strong his muscles are. Needless to say, Troy and "the smiley one who always wears sunglasses" are very popular at the pool!

7 comments:

Angie said...

He is so darn cute! I know how you feel about kids just being extra special to our little ones and embracing them. That is so nice to see and I'm sure Brady loves the attention from those bigger boys. I can definitely relate to the stress eating too. I've always wished I was the opposite, but I'm not! And I just read about your setback the other day. I'm sorry to hear that, but let's pray he doesn't have any more and you can start counting even higher. I hope his medication/dosage takes care of it. And I'm going to have to check out that book you suggested. It's tough sometimes, but I know I find some relief in knowing that you and so many other families are out there battling the same things and winning. And also knowing that so many people support us. Take care and I love the updates.

Elisha said...

Oh my gosh, Brady looks ADORABLE! And those kids there seem so sweet. I'm glad he's doing well with swimming. It's so great to find something like that for the kids to look forward to!

themacmomma said...

Ha! Love the story! And did B end up finding the ring on his head?!!!

Sara said...

So so cute! What darling STRONG-men you have, Kajsa! (Love the story about T!)

And LOVE you in the FAB hat! So stylin! :)

Sara said...

(Just kidding, by the way... and the hat really is cute!)

Jane said...

I imagine with Brady's beautiful curls & sunglasses plus his muscley Dad, they must attract a lot of attention at the pool! hehe.

We should swim at our house, when you guys are in town....I will email you soon! {I stay up blogging, and email is low on my priority list some times}

onceapickle said...

What a cute post, Kajsa! Loved the story about Troy. It looks like Brady really enjoys his swim lessons...this is a vast difference from my little dude who likes to scream the whole time! =)