Monday, June 13, 2011

Fifty ways to take a bath....

Here are some pictures from our recent trip to NYC for Ben's third annual follow-up appointment at the NYU Cochlear Implant Center.  He entertains himself (and George) in the car:

Walking with his father and grandparents in Riverside Park:

One thing we love about NYC playgrounds -- metal slides!!!  (No static!  CI-friendly!)

On our last night there, Ben was singing Paul Simon's "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" in the bath.  It was pretty cute!  No pictures -- this is a family blog, after all.


leah said...

It looks like you had a great time in NYC! And yippee for the metal slides - most of the playgrounds in Jamestown are plastic (not that it matters for us, of course, but it is nice when playgrounds are truly universally accessible).

We STILL haven't been to NYC. I think we need to remedy that someday!

Melanie said...

We have never had a problem on the plastic slides, have you?

He is getting SO big! Wow. And such a cutie.

krlr said...

Impressed with your in-focus mid-slide shot! I've yet to master that one. And speaking of early math, way to work on the counting skills! Paul Simon - teacher, heartbreaker.

Julia said...

Ben's processor died about a year ago, roughly when he was going down a plastic slide at a friend's house. We didn't notice it was dead until maybe 30 minutes later, so we can't say for sure that it was the slide, but it's definitely a possibility. Now, usually at most you lose the program that it's currently set to -- and you just turn it to another program and you're fine until you get to the audiologist. Or maybe you lose all the maps, but not the processor. We lost the entire processor -- bad luck. Anyway, AB shipped a new one to his audiologist, who promptly programmed it, and we were back online within a couple of days, but it was a big hassle. Who knows whether it was really the staticky slide, but we've been particularly cautious ever since.