It has been a busy July here! Mary is continuing to use her DynaVox and is doing very well! Her speech therapist and assistive technology person from school are writing justifications for her to get her own, with a wheelchair mount and other accessories this fall. Mary is able to answer yes/no questions, simple comprehension questions, talk on the phone with her grandmother, play pretend with her pony, tell us how she is feeling and other things with this device! It is fantastic! Mary always tells her nurses what she wants to do during the week by using her DynaVox and making choices.
In other news, Mary attended Vacation Bible School at church and Love Love LOVED it! We wish VBS was all summer long! Here are some pictures of all the fun she had.
most fun bounce house ever!!!
Mary also has a couple of little girlfriends she has been playing with this summer. Nikki and Julianna have had a few playdates with her and it has been fun. She has enjoyed playing puppies with both of them. Mary has a switch operated puppy and a remote control puppy, so it works well when there are two kids. She enjoyed swinging on Nikki's swingset and I feel guilty that I haven't hung her swing yet. Julianna got Mary into dolls a little. Mary likes her Dora doll best, of course! Just yesterday, Julianna and Mary put on a "bouncing show." It was cute. They were bouncing and stopping - that was the whole show! Kids are funny - they loved it!