Friday, November 21, 2008

So long Gray, you will be missed...

Well, kind of. Today was the day we had to give "Gray" back. For those of you who may not know, Gray is a device Kaden used to communicate...aka a Lightwriter. We had a group of people here today interested to see what else there was out there that might better benefit Mr. Kaden. We also had a rep from the company Dynavox and a person who works at the "loaning" company from which we are borrowing these items. They both brought some goodies, which Kaden called "Gray's family,"...no lie. He is so stinken smart and creative (this is the kid who named a one eye cat stuffed animal "One Eye Elephant". We are borrowing/checking out, however you want to look at it, something similar to the lightwriter. It is a little bigger but does basically the same thing.

I am so glad that we decided to look before we bought. I know exactly what I want Kaden to have. It is AWESOME. I don't know what it is called right now, and I am too lazy to get up to look. But anyway, it is a touch screen (I know that is a very technical name), and has different "pages" he can go into, touch button after button (these buttons have pictures and words on them) and make a sentence. For instance, he could push 5 different buttons to create "I want to eat candy," instead of typing it all out. It also has a keyboard so he could type out something if he wanted to (saying that he is really about that right now). It is a small device for all that it can do. It is a computer and you can actually go onto the Internet with it. Ok...this is kind of gross but it also has a button with a guy on it and air coming from his butt. The word on it...Fart. I know, I know. But what four year old boy doesn't say fart. So Kaden pushed that button and it sounded like, well a fart. It got everyone laughing so he kept doing it. Nate finally had to pull it away or one of us would have peed our pants. This thing does so much and would grow with Kaden. It has programs for really young ones (the reason for the fart button, I guess), then goes to young ones, teenagers, and then adults. I really want to get this one for him but we won't even be able to test it out until January. Of course it cost a little more then the lightwriter, but it would be so worth it. I can't wait until he can try it out. I will find out what it is called and let you all know so you can go on the website and know exactly what I am talking about. It really is amazing what technology can bring to someone's life.

I think I will stop here for now, as I am sure this post is really confusing...I don't think I will even proof read it (again...lazy).

Oh, one more thing. Kaden was so excited to see these new devices he didn't care that gray was leaving. He kept signing "thank you" to the two ladies who brought the equipment in. Now that gray is gone however, he doesn't want this new device, he wants his gray back. Poor guy, but I think he will get use to it.

6 comments:

The Rice Family said...

That boy is just too smart for his britches. When you were down last weekend it just amazes me at how much the kids have all grown up. It seems like just yesterday that we were all wondering when we would get to go home and now to see them going to school and getting ready for kindergarten just leaves me in awe of them. I'm sure Kaden will love whatever new gray that you decide for him. I am still amazed at how fast that boy can type it just blew my mind, I don't think that I even type that fast. You and Nate are truly amazing parents and Kaden would not be who he is if it wasn't for you.

The Bryant Family said...

Cool. Let me know what the name is so i can start trying to find some help on the funding. I have a few people i know that can try to get funding for you....it is worth a shot.
That is so cool that it can grow with him and I would love to see the fart button....a button all boys would love to push and get reaction from. :)
I am getting the tree up today...not sure if it will be decorated or not as we have Thanksgiving with some of Todds family tomorrow and it is a drive but i am going to make the effort. Cant wait.
Have a great saturday.

My Three Sons said...

You had me laughing about the machine. That is too funny.

Yes, Kaden is very smart. I think he will adjust to which ever machine you decide to buy for him.

Kyle, Aimee and Ava said...

That little man is pretty smart! I am glad that you found something else that you wanted. I can't wait to hear how he does with it!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

The next device sounds very cool! I hope you guys can borrow it very soon and try it out!

Rachel said...

He is so smart. I wish I could just give him a hug!!!!

I hope you get what you want. And I must say...the fart thing had me cracking up so bad I myself almost pee'd my pants. (shoot i pee my pants when my son scores a touchdown)..so that is nothing new...lol :)

Rachel