Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hello Everybody!

Hello, I'm having a great time with all the new tricks I've learned how to do! Pulling on my Shir Hamaalos card that is clipped onto my stroller is a my favorite. (My parents like it, because I am reaching against gravity.)

Thank You Tante Yocheved for the rocking chair. I thought I'd give it a try now that I can sit.

Uhh... this is scary!
Not too bad, I guess.
I also started playing with the next stage toys.
I popped this one all by myself!I'm just having so much fun!
My mommy decided to invite other children to play with me, a bit more social interaction can't hurt ;)

I am learning how to share with my friend Mindy.
Hope you have a Happy Succos holiday!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Therapy these days...

Therapy is a constant (albeit joyous) routine.
We're working with Mendele on closing his lips when he eats, instead of using his tongue. One way to do this is to push down on his tongue when you're putting the spoon in his mouth. Another way is to push the spoon into the side of his mouth as if your feeding the inside of his cheek! The first way helps by strengthening his tongue muscle to push back on the spoon. The second way forces him to close his lips and to move his tongue to the sides (instead of only forward and backward as he's been doing all this time).
Here Mendele decided to help his OT and feed himself! She like the idea, and said that now is a great time to start teaching him how to use a spoon and directing it into his mouth.

In PT, Mendele has graduated from the big yellow ball, to a bigger blue ball! We're still getting better at catching ourselves.

We're also getting better at sitting up on our own. Yesterday Mendele demonstrated a brand new trick- he pulled off his own socks, Oy Vey!
Gmar Chasima Tova!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hi, as promised here are some more pictures for your High Holiday pleasure.
We in Mendele's house can read picture books...
gnaw on watermelon crusts...
(look Ma, I'm so cute!)
reach for the stars (Mendele is still working on holding his arms up- against gravity)...
smile for the camera...
play with toys that are cause and affect... (this hammer lights up and makes a banging sound)
and mostly have fun with Totty!
We went to wish bubby and zayde a gut yohr (here Mendele is on Zayde's lap.) Mendele waiting patiently in his stroller.
Mendele had a lot of stimulation over Rosh Hashana while playing with his cousins.
Mendele's newest achievement: sitting!

May you be inscribed for a happy, healthy and sweet new year.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Shana Tova!!

Mendele and his parents would like to wish you a Sweet New Year!!

(pictures will be coming.....)


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Monday, September 3, 2007