Santa brought a climbing castle, a pop-up tent and tunnel, clothes, videos, etc.
(we didn't attach the slide because it wouldn't fit in the room!)
|Checking it all out|
Quickly got the idea
|Watching TV in the crow's nest|
|Investigating the contents of the stocking|
|Aquadoodle time! Mommy loves that it is only water :-)|
|Tee Ball time|
|My very own digital camera!|
|Four wheeler fun (and the blankie of course)|
|What do you mean, "that's not how it goes"??|
E had a very big Christmas. He is one very loved little boy and he really racked up on the gifts! Thank goodness most of his gifts this year are for outdoor play because we have no more room in the house :-) Between his parents, grandparents, and family friends, he had a VERY blessed Christmas.
We had a hard time this year trying to find "cochlear friendly" gifts. We were not very successful. As you know, static is the enemy now. We debated for quite a while on getting the climbing castle because plastic = static, but E loves climbing so much that we decided to just go for it. He will just have to learn that playing on plastic means he has to take off his cochlear. He can still wear his hearing aid, so it's not a big deal and of course we still sign, so he can still communicate just fine. Being that pretty much EVERY playground is a plastic palace, this is probably a good lesson learn anyway. We keep static spray and Bounce sheets with us everywhere we go. We even wipe or spray down his winter gear since the fleece and nylon are on the enemy list too. I am sure we are being overly sensitive, but we got the statement just before Christmas showing the cost of the surgery and the device. Wow kid! you are wearing a small house on your head! I think it is going to take a while before we get used to the idea and aren't so super careful about it all. What do you other CI parents do to guard your little one against the static monster??