Dakota has continued with the UEU system at Mainely Kidz every week and has been doing an awesome job with it. His therapist tries to get him to step up and down a step stool. They even had him standing at the table this week.
Dakota is back into hippotherpay (horseback riding) and is enjoying it. When we stopped last October he wasn't really into it and would cry most of the time. The very first day he got back on the horse it was like a completely different child. He was smiling, looking around and just overall happy. He has done some nice sitting and when on his stomach he pushes up. These are all big things for Dakota as it takes a lot of effort on his part to do. He is tired after these sessions and I don't blame him.
He went into his cousins pool . They loved him being in there. We put him in a blowup boat and they would pull him around. I love seeing how they interact with him and how amazed/excited they are with all the new things he is doing.
We brought the boys to see the fireworks and this is the first year Dakota actually payed attention to them. Usually he falls asleep so to see him watch and clap was nice.
This past weekend we went to the beach with some family and his buddy Silas came with us. They had a great time. Silas even went in the ocean for the first time and loved it! Tonight is Special surfer night and all three Amigos will be taking part. We are so glad we gave this try with Dakota and have another chance to do it. Look for some pictures tomorrow!
Dakota goes in for his tonsilotomy and botox on Thursday. Please say an extra prayer for him that day. I promise to keep you all updated throughout the day.
I leave you guys with some work. We have the very first Golf For Dakota Tournament coming up in September and need your help spreading the word. It is going to be a fun filled afternoon and we will have some items to be raffled off. If you register early you could have a chance at winning a free four some for The Ledges Golf Club.