Sunday, February 22, 2009
My busy guy~
Yesterday Adam participated in a "mock" swim meet, with another Special Olympics team. It was a great idea to give them a feel for what the up and coming Area swim meet will be like. Adam's swimming has come so far, since last year. Last year he needed a life jacket to swim the length of the pool, this year he swims it without a life jacket, and he swims it strongly. He has also learned how to swim the backstroke, the butterfly, and breaststroke. Last year he only knew the freestyle. This is all thanks to his amazing coach, Coach Keanne. I can't praise him enough, he volunteers his time and knowledge 7 days a week all year long. Adam usually swims 4 days a week. Sometimes more sometimes less. We have seen this help in many areas in his life both behavioral and physical. We truly feel blessed to have found this amazing man (Thank you Leah, and Angela for hooking us up).
Today for the 3rd Sunday now, we went skiing. Adam is improving every time! We saw the most improvement today. We had Adam take a private lesson, since Mr. fun and I both know when we are not the best teachers for the job. They did teach him how to snow plow!!! Something we have been working on with him but not mastering. Adam has now mastered it! Sadly we wont be able to go next Sunday so, we hope this skill is not lost, and he picks right back up were we left the next Sunday. If I can ever figure out how to post videos I will get his swimming and skiing ones up.
I hope this doesn't sound like bragging. Though I realize it is just that.(I'm a proud momma, what can I say) My main reason to start this blog was in hopes that someone who just found out their child had down syndrome would see how typical their life could and would still be. So, it is for that reason I share~