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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

I am currently learning tons about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  We are suspecting that our son has it and while he gets officially diagnosed I am reading and learning as much as possible to be able to help him.  I am reading the Out of Sync Child and the Out of Sync Child has Fun both by Carol Stock Kranowitz.  So far I answered a questionnaire and was able to determine which areas he needs the most help.  The books also have tons of activities to do with them.  I have so far tried home made play doh, silly putty, walking on a sheet of bubble wrap, home made oobleck, and recently ordered him a trampoline to get him jumping. 
I will be posting photos and recipes for the home made items.  I will also be posting some more detailed information on what I learn about SPD as I go thru this journey with our son. 

Crayola Bubbles and More at Toys R Us - Saturday Fun

Rafi and I went on a morning outing on Saturday.  Here is what we did together while Dad watches Izzie at home. 
We went to Toys R Us today.  We got an excellent deal on Crayola Outdoor products.  We got a bubble launcher, a bubble set with different wands, and a box of 52 sidewalk chalk.  All for just over $13 after sale and coupons.  I used $2 off coupons for the Bubble products and the sale was 25% off the bubble launcher, almost 50% off the bubble set and Buy 2 Get 3rd Free so the Sidewalk Chalk set was Free.  Very cool!  Anyway, the color bubbles are super colored.  Here is a photo of Rafi after he played with it. 

They are non toxic and washable so no problems.  :o) 
We also got him a Spiralin Seas Waterpark by Little Tikes.  It was on sale for $29.99 and I had a $5 off coupon for any Little Tikes product and a $5 off coupon on any $25 purchase plus a $5 rewards certificate.  So after all the discounts I paid about $15 for it.  I am super happy.  Izzie got some pants from the clearance rack at B1G1 50% off clearance price.  We also got a couple of other baby items we needed and paid about $34 after all discounts.  Very nice!! 
We also went to Old Navy and got flip flops for $1 each (5 limit per person).  They do this sale every year which is nice cause you can get the kids new sizes. 
We also got some Frappuccinos at Barnes and Noble.  He got Vanilla Bean and I got the Decaf Mocha Coconut. Very yummy treat on a terribly Hot Summer FL Day! 

What did you all do on Saturday?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Returning to my blog!!

Hi everyone!  I took a too long leave of absence but I am returning to share lots of new things.  I recently added a new member to the family.  Her name is Isabella Rose.  She is precious!! 

So with our newborn will come new baby info that I would like to share with you all.  Also, I am currently learning about Sensory Integration Issues in children so you will be reading a lot about that too.

Thanks for your patience with me.  I have a desktop and not a laptop so it makes it difficult to sit down to write with two young children, but I will be making time to share now lots of new and old info with you as well as photos of our growing children.

God Bless!!