Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Busy, Busy Day

Carter had his parent/teacher conference yesterday at HSDB. His teacher said he's thriving! From August to now, he's learning to follow directions and to stay within boundaries. There's still a lot more work to do but I'm so happy he's progressing nicely! 

After school, we had to do his ear molds at Kapiolani. Just sharing a few pics from our busy day!

Waimanalo Pumpkin Patch

We took Carter to the Waimanalo Pumpkin Patch this past weekend. There's not as much things to do like the Kapolei Pumpkin Patch but Carter still had a lot of fun! An open space to run and dirt never fails! Along with their field of pumpkins, there was a hayride, corn field maze, and food stands. Carter could've cared less about the pumpkins but climbing up and down the fields was all he wanted to do anyways :). We picked out two pumpkins to carve and decorate next week!! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Special Olympics: YAP

This program is the best! It's called the Young Athletes Program and its part of the Special Olympics. YAP is for ages from 2 years to 8 years old. They're not able to participate in the Olympic Games yet, but YAP prepares them for it. We get together once a month, every third Saturday. They do activities that will help the kids focus on following directions like circle time, singing and dancing, coloring, and other sports to get their hearts pumping. Every month, they have themes, such as jumping, batting, or balancing. They set up about 8 different courses for them to practice. 

The entire staff are caring, understanding, and encouraging! You can tell that they have a passion for working with special needs kids. It's a "safe" place where you can let your child be "himself" without judgement from others. I love it! Not only does Carter get the socialization with the other kids but he's working on his motor/gross skills all at once. He loves it and I love seeing him smile and laugh along with the other kids. I would definitely encourage all parents to put their kids in this program!

Wish I took more pictures but Carter was such a handful! :) :) :)