Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Update

It's been awhile since we posted. It's been fairly hectic here but we're slowly starting to slow down.

Nathan is doing very well with his therapy, making good progress on his language and social skills. Alex has also been doing well and seems to be enjoying his therapy.

There's not a whole lot to report. Life continues its grind. We're starting to realize that the trip in November is coming more quickly than we realized and it's time to start making more plans and making sure we have what we need.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Starfield for Nathan

We've always felt bad that Nathan didn't have a special touch to his room the way Alex has with his mural. So Jenn got the idea to put stars up for Nathan. Originally we were going to paint something, based on the color and speckle layout on the back of one of Alex's toys, but getting that together never happened. While out last week, Jenn found some glow-in-the-dark stars and planets, and we figured we would give that a try. To get a reasonable layout, we used his Star Turtle, a light-projector which projects pseudo-constellations and gives a good density (click pictures to enbiggen):

These pictures were taken with our mini camera, which performed way better than I expected it would. Naturally, long-shutter photography inspires play with an available laser pointer:

But one quick trip back to the mall to pick up a small number of stars to fill out the ceiling a bit more, and we get the result:

There are around 120 stars plus some planets up on his walls and ceiling now. We hope he likes it. I think it turned out really well.