Our first annual Golf for Dakota Scramble went pretty good for our first year. We had 10 golfers and they had a great time. I'm not a golfer and don't know much about the sport so I got to learn some things during this event. We are hoping to get this event to grow every year.
The fall festivities have begun in our house; Apple picking, fairs, and evening bike rides/walks without it being to hot. Dakota loves being outdoors and this is the perfect weather to get him out. We took part in the first Robbie Foundation 5k/walk a couple weeks ago. Dakota ran some of it in his wheelchair and loved it. The Robbie Foundation has helped us provide hippotherapy and an Ipad for Dakota and we are very thankful for them.
This past weekend we attended the Abilities Expo in Boston. This was our first one and plan to go every year. We saw lots of great things. We got to try some wheelchair accessible vans to see which would better fit our lifestyle. Dakota tried out a fleece wrap/jacket (i'm going to try and make this) and a rain jacket. There were switches and toys from enabling devices that both Dakota and Silas loved. We tried out the joggers, the sleep safe bed, carseats, and a walker. Came home with lots of information as well.
Today Dakota got a hoyer lift. He's a growing boy and soon enough he will be to heavy/tall to transfer him from things. This lift will help us out more so down the road then right now but having a nursing agency involved we needed to get it. They require us to have one if the kiddo is over 50 lbs. He is 43lbs right now so we figured it was a good time to get it. I know this will save our backs in the future but having it in the house opens a new chapter.