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Evie's Latest Recommendations for Making Life Easier for Evie (and Mommy)

Evie just got her second pair of SMO's!  (If you missed our post about her first pair, and don't know what SMO's are, click here.)  I feel a little mom guilt because I didn't keep up with her appointments at the orthotics clinic.  I felt like I could tell when she outgrew the SMO's.  I was wrong.  By the time we went back, she had outgrown her SMO's by about 2 cm, which is a lot if your feet are the size of a large avocado.  If you're interested, this time she got a princess print.

Rocking the walker around the neighborhood 

Evie's own solution for taking a break from walking


Now that summer is here, Evie's foot needs are a little different. SMO's are really hot and make your feet sweaty.  I've found that we need mesh socks and ventilated shoes.  Here are Evie's tried and true recs for the summer SMO fashion statement:





Can't forget the Hello Kitty shoes.  Thankfully, she hasn't decided to make it a project to open the Velcro and take her shoes off.


 Evie has also outgrown her current iPad cover. Outgrown = overused and bent out of shape.  I found a new kind that comes with a screen protector on top.  That is a win for a kid who drools as she watches Wheels on the Bus for the 3857th time. Evie's current favorite songs are Wheels on the Bus, Elmo's Brush Your Teeth song (very edgy for Elmo), and Laurie Berkner's Silly Brushing Song.




Evie's favorite books this week are more interactive, and very helpful when eating meals.
She actually started to make more sounds verbally when I read "I Can Roar" to her, because she loves animal sounds and seeing mommy's face through the hole in the book that you wear on your head.

 She also loves this Hat book.  I have added to my mommy repertoire the ability to act like a pirate, a Viking, a chef, a fireman, and a construction worker.



I've been actively looking for sensory activities for Evie to help her development.  I ended up with water beads and foam beads.  I got a clear bucket and she's been playing hesitantly with them.  She apparently inherited her daddy's dislike of getting her hands dirty.




I went for the foam stickers too, to help with fine motor skills.
The foam stickers were definitely a hit for an afternoon activity.



Those are Evie's latest recommendations!  If you use our links, the Amazon Associates program will add money to Evie's book fund!

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer.  Stay tuned for what happens for Evie in the summer during summer school.  We will be finding out shortly!

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