A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam.

For a brief moment it's glory and beauty belong to our world.

But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky just to have seen it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A favorite toy...anything Lamaze was great for tactile and sensory stimulation. When Nalah was about a year old she started grinding her teeth. Another trisomy Mom suggested she might be doing it for stimulation and to try more intensive play. We gathered a bunch of great toys, like this Lamaze 'bug' that attached to her custom high chair, and she was so happy playing. Notice she reaches out to grab the toy. Nalah could give this toy a good tug and shake. It had rattles and bright colours....all the stuff a little toddler needs. Nalah was always learning. At her own pace, but always learning something. This photo makes me proud because Nalah had learned motor skills of reaching and grabbing. Again, something we were led to believe she would not/could not do. I miss those days of playing. Play therapy. 

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