Well we got the Online Patterns in the mail today - we ordered them off of GiddyUpFlix - so we watched those this morning. Then Eddie and I went outside and played with some of the Level 3 and Level 4 things that Pat was doing with Casper/Vanna.
He did really well considering he was a RBE for part of the time. A tree branch fell from a really tall tree, so that's what got him into the RBE-ness. So it was perfect - Patterns help RBE because they know what's going to happen next. :) We stayed on the figure eight pattern for about 15 minutes, weave for 5, squeeze for 20 minutes and circling for 10 minutes. He had some trouble with the squeeze game, so we stayed on that longer until it got better, then we quite. I think we need to practice some things that we're not too great at. It's easy to do the things that are... well... easy, because Eddie loves them and I love them. Some of the other things, that are fundamental, we've either skipped or not done them.
So we did a few things that are hard for me and him. But I think the key is not to do all of them in one session, but to do one in a session and practice it in accompaniment to the things we can do well. :) Well now that I've talked through my thoughts... lol!
It's a journey of never-ending self improvement - that's for sure!
After we did the 20 minutes of squeeze game, he was very relaxed. He was sighing, licking his lips, trusting in me, and had his head down way low. Then we did some circles and ended it there. Oh, we also got some really nice point to point 40+ feet away. :) Very cool!
So, next time we play we'll play with the fun things and one hard thing!
~Lea & Eddie~
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”