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.
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.