Saturday, June 15, 2013

Camp Begins on Monday!

Monday will be Lily's first day of camp at Pattison's.  I can't wait to see what she will be doing for the next three weeks!  She'll be busy, busy, busy, and I'm sure she will come home exhausted.  Again I feel the need to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated during the spin-a-thon, but I know that some donations came in specifically for Lily outside of the spin-a-thon, and for that we are grateful, too.  When there are so many charities and needs out there, it is quite humbling to know that there are people out there who choose to donate to Pattison's and to help Lily during camp.  How can I say Thank You enough?

I can't.

Lily is doing well.  Believe it or not, she has progressed from pee-peeing in the potty to also pooping!  Last week, she pooped five out of seven days!  Usually it's in the morning, but there are a few days when she's also gone later in the afternoon.  We don't have a schedule; I just sit her on the little potty after she wakes up in the morning and throughout the day.  I wish I could say that there were no dirty/wet diapers, but we still have plenty of those.  But hey, if we're saving a blow-out, that's good enough for me!

Lily went swimming the other day.  She and her daddy played in the pool, and really I'm not sure who had the better experience, Lily or Dave, but it was so precious watching her play and enjoy the water.  She tried the back float and kicked her feet and just had a ball!  Hopefully, we'll have more chances to get her in the water this summer.  

Crawling is progressing.  Lily is stopping to rest less, and she's crawling for purpose.  She has a pink ball that she loves to play with, and when it moves out of her reach, she goes to it.  Lily's PT is using that same pink ball to get Lily to cruise along the couch.  (Whoa!  Now I have to worry about Lily when I leave the room!  She was the one I could trust would be ok if I had to go to another room.  Now I have to make sure she's not pulling up on the furniture (she's not done it from the floor alone yet, but she sure does try!).  Her balance isn't very good, and I'm afraid what would happen if she were to fall over.)

Talking about purpose. . .the little stinker sits in her high chair and plays with toys.  I'm not sure if she's dropping them on purpose, but she's certainly looking at them when they're on the floor and reaching toward them.  Unfortunately for her, they are out of reach, but if she could reach them, she would get them.  

Hopefully, I'll be able to get pictures of Lily while she's at camp.  Using my phone as a camera makes that a little harder.  I wonder if the counselors will be able to take pictures if they have a phone with that capability.  If so, I'll certainly share!  And I'll try to devote some time toward sharing what Lily did during camp.