Saturday Simple Playtime: First Day of Christmas Break!

Anyway you slice it, it’s been a stressful two weeks.

Dealing with the aftermath of the shooting (although it happened more than a day’s drive away from here, there still were plenty of effects at school) and Beanie’s school issues have been enough to make me very, very tired. It was time for a break. It was time to see family and friends and just forget it all.

And fortunately, on the day that the world was supposed to end, we got our first blizzard. My break began early.

It was time to celebrate. This day needed to be extra special.

After a breakfast of fake crab and butter (hey, who says you can’t have that for breakfast?), we headed into Midland for Beanie’s therapy. Since I did not have to work, this was a mommy-daughter date!

Colleen, Beanie’s new OT, got to start the day off.

Here are some videos from her OT session: OT Obstacle Course and Red Rover!Then it was time to play on the ball with her PT, Adam. Video: On the Ball in PT.

And speech with Jenna. (Mommy was included in the fun!)

Here is a video from speech: Fun Speech Therapy Session.
After that, we enjoyed some Sushi for lunch (yes, it’s a splurge, AND an addiction for me, but today was a special occasion!), as well as some wonderful Miso soup. Then it was time for a trip to the Santa house.

Midland has a gorgeous Santa house, and Beanie loved her visit.

Here is a very short video from the Santa House.
It was a wonderful day, and a great kick-off to the season.

Remember, that any day can be something special, if you choose to make it such.

5 thoughts on “Saturday Simple Playtime: First Day of Christmas Break!

  1. We too got our storm on the day everyone has been talking about as the end of the world as we know it. I can finally get into the Christmas spirit. Your daughters PT reminds me of a place my family took me too when I was young. It was called Fairyland Clinic where the idea was to make exercise something fun to get a child to do more without realizing it was work. You mentioned Midland, are you in Pennsylvania? We have a Midland here.

    • Fairyland Clinic–that sounds like a happy place! Beanie goes to Children’s Therapy Corner, which doesn’t have an exciting name, but they have giant crayons for their sign. We live in Michigan, right in the middle!

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