YAY!! Kevin did so well at both bouts of therapy today!! He went with no problems today and he had such a good time - both in the morning and the afternoon! It didn't hurt either that his physical therapist is from the Pittsburgh region, lol. I seriously think it is (in part) because of us being able to leave 15 minutes before it starts as opposed to an hour and fifteen minutes ahead of time. And once we get there we just park immediately right at the door - no driving around for a half hour looking for a spot. I am just so excited! He worked hard today and I feel like good things are going to come out of this!
I didn't mention to you guys that Kevin so desperately bought himself a pedal bike last week one day (we walked around every dept in Target for about 15 minutes trying to find it because I didn't understand what he was looking for). I think he remembered BMX so he bought himself one of those little 20 inch types of bike - something from his past. So anyway, I was so worried about him trying to ride it because realistically he's just not ready for that yet. So I had my mom and dad stay until he tried to get on it (just in case he fell) and he tried and tried, but he just couldn't figure out how to even get on it. It was very hard for me to watch him get so upset because of his limitations. After he couldn't get on it he just went to his room and shut the door. I just pushed it into the den that is empty and put it out of sight.
So now we are going to work on him riding a stationary bike at therapy and he will also use a treadmill soon. Hopefully he will get to the point where he can ride because I love to go bike riding. I really am so very excited - and so is he. He came right home and told Breezy that he LOVED therapy!
So now I want to just quickly mention that I hope everyone does get to come to the ceremony. It really is just the length of the show that I am worried about. I think Kev is going to get a kick out of being the center of attention - but only for so long.
And someone did ask for directions (I remember it being in my inbox, but I don't remember who - sorry) and if you are coming from Pitt/Butler/Kittanning you will come over the bridge into East Brady, come the whole way down Main St, start up the hill and make any right turn. Go to the end of whichever street you choose and you will pretty much be there, lol. There should be Riverfest signs that can be followed as well.
If you are coming from Rimersburg - come down the hill and take the second left. Go all the way to the end of the street and you will be there.
And just to put it out there - if you have a "KEVIN" shirt - feel free to wear it that day. I think I heard they are trying to get everyone to wear one.
First 2 from the Nov kit!
6 months ago