My favorite Pastime .... mowing the lawn with Uncle Aaron!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Hands Work!!

I have a goal at school to read for 30 minutes every night, then I have to use my talker(computer) to write a sentence about what I read. Well, sometimes this takes me another 30 minutes.
This is how my talker works....I use picture icons that turn into words. My computer scans each icon, then I use some switches to stop the computer from scanning and then click again to choose that icon. If I miss the one I wanted, I have to wait for the computer to get to the icon again. Sometimes this really frustrates me!
Well, yesterday my mom talked to Brian (my computer speech therapist) and discussed my frustration with the speed of my computer. They got to talking and my mom asked him when they tried using the direct select method instead of scanning. (I forgot to tell you that my computer has a touch screen) He said it's been since I got my computer.....2 1/2 years ago, when I couldn't do it at all! So my mom told him we needed to try again....guess what? I'm really good at it! My hands work soooo much better than they used to! He said we didn't need to use my switches now! Now, I can just touch the picture icon that I want to use, and I don't have to wait for the computer to scan! It's amazing! I am soooo excited! I can now write sentences in less than 5 minutes, even when I make errors! And Brian said I would only get faster!

Friday, September 11, 2009

See Me and Dom on the News!!!

Fox 31 News came and did a story of us at Coors Field during batting practice! Check it out!


Thursday, September 10, 2009


My very awesome agent, Sharon Freed, helped make one of my dreams come true last night! She contacted the Colorado Rockies baseball team and told them about Dominic and me. They invited us to come down on the field during batting practice and meet some of the players! I got to meet Dexter Fowler, Ryan Spilbourghs and a few other players. They were really nice and we had fun talking to them! They even gave Dom and me and bat to have the players sign! It is very, very, awesome and it will be a treasure of mine FOREVER! Here are some pictures! This night was unbelievable! They even won 4-3 in the very last inning....just for me! Thanks Sharon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Friend Gibson

I wanted to write and tell everyone that I have another friend that is going to XCell Center in Germany! He lives by my family in Arizona, and I met him last spring. He is an amazing little boy and he has a rare form of Cerebral Palsy! Check out his blog at!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tummy Time

This is Andrew and I playing nintendo ds.....I'm up watching him on my tummy! This is also me watching the Rockies play....they are winning 7-2!! Go Rockies!