Monday, May 6, 2013

Fireman Bubbles

It was time for the school's annual visit from the fire department.  Last year it was Kylie's special day, so I got to be there for the whole deal and it was pretty tough for Kylie.  I asked her teacher if she minded if I hung out for the visit just to see how things went for our girl.  Here they go, lining up to head into the room for the visit from the firemen:

All calm and sitting next to her teacher as they wait for the guys to get started

There he is, all geared up and ready to crawl around and high five the kiddos!  I wasn't able to snap a pic of Kylie, but she sure did give the guy a five!  So huge, because last year she was upset and tried to get away from him.  Big girl!

Love this little guy in Kylie's class, and it looks like the fireman and him are buds!
Okay, so last year I could barely get her to walk around the truck, let alone get in it.  This year she said if I was in the truck that she would get in it too.  Here she is holding hands with her friends as they walk over to the truck.  I just had to laugh when she turned around to give me that, do I really have to do this, because I really don't care to

Some of her friends hopping in the truck

And there she is!

Okay, so it only lasted for like a whole second or two, and then the fireman had to start talking and she remembered where she was and what she was doing. I just want to squeeze her and hold her when she gets all uncomfortable. 

All lined up on the truck for a pic!

We got some bubbles at a birthday party, and they are perfect for some much needed OT for our girl.  She has been getting quite hyper and more sensory seeking, so we are trying to adjust things to her new needs, so she can continue to focus, follow directions, and be more comfortable in her environment. 

Kylie's OT mentioned chewing gum, and some oral motor activities to feed the need when she gets hyperverbal and is talking fast and speaking gibberish. Kids learn with bubble she have to blow softly to get the bubbles to blow out, and that can be calming.  Hooray, fun and therapeutic!


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