Thursday, February 5, 2009

Including Brayden

We had a monumental moment in our house this week.

We had a family dinner.

Why is this monumental you ask? I fix dinner almost every night. We all eat the same thing. However with the chaos that has been a part of our life, family dinners have not been happening. One of us tends to Brayden while the other feeds Carter and Luke. Even if we make it to the table at the same time Brayden is rarely included. If he is then he has been in his little bouncer seat next to the table and that doesn't really count because no one can see him other than the person sitting next to him.

Back to monumental...Brayden has not been sitting in a high chair because, well he doesn't eat and high chairs do not support him very well. We have been trying the high chair out a little bit here and there. With the help of his OT, we roll up towels to help him be upright. He has been doing well so we tried it out for dinner time.

There we were. All of us at the dinner table. Brayden pulled right up to the table next to his brothers in his high chair with a toy entice him. It was wonderful to have a family dinner. I see many more in our future.

In other things happening...

I have been trying to find ways for Carter and Luke to be involved with Brayden. Brayden's fabulous vision therapist (Hi Melissa!) brought some sparkly foam board and sponges. I found some black fabric for contrast. Carter and Luke made play mats for Brayden. Since Brayden's vision is questionable. We kept it simple, only one color. So far he prefers the gold.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow, is Brayden starting 2009 with a bang or what?!
That's AWESOME! I want a kiss from him! =)

Courtney said...

family dinners are priceless.

Keri said...

Don't you just love monumental moments? I'm sure you cherish them as I do. Here's to many more...

nate and liz said...

That's awesome! We keep you all in our prayers and look forward to meeting y'all. We are not consistent 9 o'clockers =). If we make 9am service, we head to sunday school. If I've been up with Slaeter, we attend the 11:00 service. We usually sit in the family room, thanks to our busy, always hungry son. We'll be sure to look for y'all!
Blessings ~liz

Christine said...

The Family dinner together is really touching. I know it is the little things that are the big things.