Overall, Noa had a pretty great weekend. When we were brining Noa's things into the house on Friday, she actually managed to get herself out of the car and into her stroller AND close the car door by herself while we weren't looking. This something we've never seen her even attempt - so this was quite surprising! (The door was open and her seatbelt was off, but it usually takes a bit of back and forth to get her stand up.) I wish we had photos of this... I wish we'd seen it!
Noa also enjoyed spending time at her new desk and did was brailling using the manual brailler that we have at home. We found sentences on cards we already had that she wanted to transcribe. She would find one and then tell me to get lost. Then I'd come back and we'd pick another one. I asked her if she wanted to bring her "story" to school and she said yes, so I put in her backpack.
Noa was also very interested in playing with her sound machines. She asked for some old ones that she hadn't used in a while and really liked a button that makes a sound that sounds like "Bah-BAH." She wanted to know how to spell the sounds... so the "Bah-BAH" was the best I could guess. She spelled this all weekend (and sometimes pretended to braille it) so if she is spelling something that looks that this... that's probably why.
Unfortunately, we continue to have problems getting out of the stroller. All three stroller walks this weekend ended with stand offs over 30+ minutes. She seems to have stopped doing the mysterious sign - but this weekend would ask verbally for "purple zuzzies" (which we don't have have), while at the same time signing either "scarf." The pulling on her feet is something that often happens - I've tried doing stretches with her in the past to see if that helped but it doesn't seem to, she just keeps wanting more.
We are very much open to any suggestions regarding how we might deal with this situation. We know that going on a walk in the stroller is one of Noa's favorite things to do, but these stands offs are making it difficult for take her on walks because the aftermath is so disruptive and unpredictable.
Ending on a happy note, Noa is very happy with her new haircut. Since she was wearing her hair down, I tried to do something a bit more "big girl" and she seems to like it.
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