Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Straw Cup

Emerson has started the process of learning how to drink from a "big girl" cup. We learned about a SIP TIP cup from a Down Syndrome Clinic we attended a few months ago.
The cup has a special valve in it that allows the water to stay in the straw once it is sucked. The special mouth piece keeps Emerson's tongue inside her mouth while she takes a drink. We've been advised to use this cup rather than a sippy cup to build up tongue muscles for future eating!

Emerson is still learning. She's not sure why this water stuff doesn't taste like milk!?!?!


Suck


Swallow


Wanting some more!


Emerson's first boat ride in Daddy's boat. She was so excited, she fell asleep.


Little Bam Bam helping me with the chores.

6 comments:

amanda said...

OMG, I love the Bam Bam pic! Emerson you are doing a great job with your new cup. :)

Kristan and Stephen said...

She is SO CUTE!!! What a big girl she is becoming!

Bradenton Green's said...

Good job doing your chores. It looks like you enjoy doing the laundry.

It must have been so exciting to have Emerson with you on the boat. When is she entering her first Redfish Spot tournament? --Court and Ty

ksegrest1 said...

Way to go with the big girl cup E! How can you already be big enough for a cup? You are toooo cute! :)

Aimee said...

Emerson has the cutest outfits! Love all these pics. ;-)

Susan said...

Show her doctors photo #3 where she is using 2 fingers to grab the sippy cup :)