Friday, March 25, 2011


Cj LOVES the iPad, and so does Ryan! At first Ryan would sit for an hour or so and help Cj play, but Cj gets it now and loves to play by himself. He has his apps, Ryan has his. I found a great elbow support I am going to order from Rifton for his right arm, but I am still looking for the right stand for his tray. I also purchased the Otter Defender Case, very durable, a must!

Cj is bowling really well now. It's so great to see him finally interacting, and really enjoying himself on his own! They still play together, but Ryan has become a pro at games I can't even figure out. He wants to learn chess, and yes, he said he is going to be a computer nerd and wants to go to MIT summer camp. My Dad has a friend who sends his grandchild, they both go into MIT just to watch the kids. Ryan (6) asked my father if he could go, at $8000.00, I don't think so.

Instead, I signed him up for soccer and T-ball just to see if some sports will work for him (he is so active), he will also go to a summer camp a few blocks away with some friends for a couple weeks during the day. I told my Dad, if he really wants to go to MIT camp he will need to get a job, and do a little fundraising. He is still too young, thank you!

Here are some of Cj's favorite iPad apps: Yes/No, Action Bowling, Talking Tom, Goodie Words, Peekaboo, Baby Shapes, Tap to Talk, Bubble Free, Doodle Buddy, Fireworks Lite, Kids Piano Lite, Pocket Pond, Fluid, 123 Kids, Word Family, Talking Roby, Magic Piano. Buddy#1, My First Words, Baby Writer, Actions, Motion Book, Sound Touch Lite, Talking Gina, and Colorful Aquarium, just name a few, and most of these apps are FREE!

P.S. Ryan is finally over the stomach virus after 7 days, Cj is still sick, Mom and Dad are alright so far (besides being exhausted), knock on wood!


  1. Glad that the boys are on the mend, and that you guys didn't catch it. I love the ipad photos, so gorgeous x. We've ordered Oaties iPad today, I agree the otterbox defender is just amazing. I have one for my phone, just yesterday my phone fell off my treadmill on to the belt bounced on the next persons treadmill and on the floor,... Apart from need of a Lysol wipe... It was fine x

  2. Oatie will love the iPad too! Best thing yet for our kids, there are so many apps!!! Get the otter case ASAP...Enjoy!

    Ps...That was a funny story about the gym! That is something that would happen to


  3. Thanks so much for that protector-brand. I just looked up one for my phone. Hope to get one soon!

    Cj looks very happy - enjoyed seeing the photos.

    Looks like you are taking good care of Ryan for the summer.


  4. Barbara, You will love the case, it's the best!

    Cj loves the ipad, but Ryan does as well! Good time to really teach them about sharing with the high tech stuff! I'm not going to buy!

    Ryan will have a great summer! We got our conversion van this week so Cj is in for tons of fun too, freedom for him at last:)

  5. Hi! I was searching CP Moms for wheelchair recommendations and saw your post on the Iris and remembered the name and decided to check on Christopher. Looks like thing are really going well! We moved to PA recently (I think you might live in PA?) and are impressed with the school system here and have high hopes for a communication system for Emma.

    We have an iPad stand that we use and it works great. It's by RJCooper and it's the articulating arm. We have the long one. You can google it or check my blog - I might have some photos on there. If not and you want to know more, email me.

    Kristina and Emma