Friday, August 17, 2007

schools in

So Wednesday was the first day of school. Just as a reminder of how old we are now.

Cori-12 7th grade. She attends Desert Hills Middle School. She has 7 classes. She was a little disappointed when she thought she got two bad classes that she hadn't signed up for. But when she got to school and in her classes, she was happy to find out that they just had different names and she did get her food and sewing classes that she wanted. She is a beautiful young lady.

Kathryn-10 5th grade. She attends Bloomington Hills Elementary School, as do the other two kids. She loves her teacher. She was a bit upset that she got a man teacher, and that most of her friends were in other classes. But she has made it through the first few days and is doing great.

Sydney-8 3rd grade. Sydney was really disappointed half way through summer when she got a letter in the mail that said her teacher (who she was so excited about, young, spirited woman) decided to not return to work, so she could stay home with her baby. And to make it worse the replacement is a man who has been teaching for 20 years. Not exactly the young and spirited woman she was hoping for. But for the most part Mr. Randall is fine. Sydney is going to do great.

Tanner-6 1st grade. He loves being at school all day, making his lunch and being able to play with all his friends at recess. He did say though that it was kind of boring going all day. I was so excited that the first two days of school I got no fight in him getting dressed and ready. and even making his own lunch. Well that stopped today. We had a late night and he didn't want to do anything I needed him to do this morning. I guess all is back to normal.

Logan-4 will start preschool in a few weeks. He is happy to go to school with our neighbor boys. I am sure Austin is going to have a fit the first few times Logan leaves him.

Austin-2 is a fireball. He is brave and crazy. He is a happy go lucky kid. He is very giving and helpful and also the "for sure" definition of terrible two. He takes charge of Gage, thinking that he isn't allowed to play with anything. But he loves to go to nursery though and walks right in and says- bye mom, see ya later.

Gage-17 months. Can you believe how the time flies. Just yesterday it seems he was in the NICU with tubes all over and as tiny as ever. But not today. He is about 20 pounds, and a good size kid. He is crawling all over the house. He loves the bathroom. I think because when the door is open it is very bright in there, because of the tubular skylight we have in there. He can say about 6-7 words, plus sign the word for "more". Today he said YEE HAW. It was very cute. He is a very happy baby, which is good, because as much as he loves me, and cries when I'm not here, he does very well with all the people that come to see him each month. We have a Physical Therapist that comes once a month to help him get stronger in sitting, crawling and eventually pulling up and walking. We have a Occupational Therapist that comes in and watches how he eats, and does normal tasks, and gives us advice on how to help him reach our goals. We also have an eye specialist who comes and really just plays with him and gives me ideas on how to keep his glasses and patch on. We are scheduled for eye surgery the 4th of Sept. He is cross eyed and needs some help fixing that. We also have a learning consultant coming over twice a month. She helps keep up with all the advice the others give and gives me new ideas to try. We also attend a gross motor class once a week to help get him interested in what the other kids are doing. And after seeing all those kids, he is doing great. Just a bit behind. He'll catch up. after looking at all that, no wonder my house is a wreck. I guess I need to get a better schedule. Less reading and more working.

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