While Jack is in karate class, the girls and I sometimes head across the street to the playground. I take for granted that my 3 young daughters can run and play like every other child. Unfortunately, that has not always been the case with Joy.
Obviously, she will struggle with cross the monkey bars. Her left hand just cannot grasp that bar. Maybe in time, she will learn to compensate.
This swinging walkway really was difficult for Joy. I believe Joy has some depth perception/sensory issues. When Joy first came home, she screamed when I would change her diaper on an elevated changing table whenever we were out and about. Once I changed her in the back area of our Honda with the hatch open. You would have thought she was in extraordinary pain from the way she was screaming. Once she started walking, she refused or even cried when she tried to walk on the playground equipment that had the tiny holes in them. Since she could see the ground, she knew she was elevated and wanted no part in that playtime.
The fireman's pole was a real challenge. Not only could she not grasp the pole, but that whole depth thing really got to her. She was successful this week in going down this pole. But, in 2009 it was a different story. I held her the whole way down.
Ivy seems to have no problems at the park in most areas.
But, she refuses to climb atop the dome-shaped bars and avoids the amusement park rides that causes too many butterflies in her tummy. I think she is just unfamiliar with that feeling.
Eva seems to have no issues climbing or riding on anything at all. Her spirit is more adventurous, and if mom says it's safe, then it's safe!
Notice those armpits? When she was little we could hide her plastic eggs from her play kitchen inside those babies. I've never seems armpits so big on such a little girl.
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri