Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The best program ever

We got some wonderful family pictures taken. I love how they turned out and I cant wait to do some more this year. It had been way too long. 

So we have been taking Owen to a tutor in SLC for the last 2 months. 
He was having  trouble in class: not focusing/not staying on task/getting frustrated/falling behind
We talked to the teachers and  decided we were not going to do medication but we needed to do something or his school work and future school work was going to go downhill fast!
We checked out a lot of programs and finally found one we are so grateful that we found her when we did. 
Its called Brainlinking this is the website
It has completely changed our lives and Owens for the better!
It is a 4 month program we meet with Miss Pat once a week and do the exercises and programs at home the rest of the week. He does physical therapy type exercises along with a reading program and a brainbuilding program on line that help with focus,memory,brain speed
It was not cheap but we were willing to put out a little money to have him get these skills now rather than back peddle when he is in high school.
We have seen such a difference in his attitude, self esteem, and his grades have gone up drastically. 
When we started 2 months ago he was reading speed level on a beginning 1st grader  with a comprehension level of a 4th grader...crazy right? But now he is almost to a 3rd grade reading level!!!! Amazing!!! 
Thank goodness for other options and wonderful people who care about getting children to where they need to be so they can be successful in life!
This guy is still surviving the Hamilton family and daily dose of a little too much love from Owenator

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Its working again!

So for the last longest time the blog has not been letting me post so here is a few photos to get us back on track.

 We actually made it out sledding a few times although it never lasted more than 15 min it was so bitter cold!
 This big guy is getting baptized this year and is in the CTR 7 class at church. Whoa he is getting big!
 Sledding at great grannys of course with the 4 wheelers and dogs chasing everyone
 Jeremy braved the climbing wall at Trafalga something I would NEVER do but he did it like a champ!
 Owens Halloween costume I think his face turned out really great but it only lasted about an hour then he sweated it all off at the church party. 
 We went to California for the fall break and It was WONDERFUL! A full week of nothing but our family enjoying all that southern California has to offer. Seriously cant wait to do it again!
Jeremy and Owen went on the Manta ride at Sea World and Owen said it was TOO FAST!
 We had breakfast with Shamu something everyone should do at least once in life! Awesome food too!
 Disneyland was great too Owen loved almost every ride  and being there in October was the best, weather,rides and wait times were not bad at all and our hotel was close enough to walk everyday. 

Here's hoping there is a lot more of these family vacations in our near future!!
More catch up posts coming up!