Monday, August 20, 2012

It's gonna be a good year!

I think it's going to be a very good year.  Last week the boys started school.  Lexi saw them off.  I'd met their teachers at the Ice Cream Social and they seemed like good fits for the boys.  Nick loves that his teacher played basketball for IU (she's in the Hall of Fame!) and Blake seems very happy with his teacher who seems to have the structure and kindness that he really needs.

Alexis had her Early Childhood orientation the next day.  She walked in the door and couldn't make her way around the room fast enough checking out all the toys.  Her teacher seems very nice and I'm thrilled that one of her aides is from her class last year.

Alexis has finally started outpatient therapy.  She still will receive PT, OT, and ST in school, but her geneticist recommended that we pursue therapies during the summer.  Hmmmm.  Technically, her PT did begin before her first official day of school.  So I am in compliance with doctor's orders.  (Not to make excuses, but being out of town for over 4 weeks of the summer, going to the pool and a tonsillectomy got in the way of our schedule.)

Outpatient therapy is so much more fun than therapy in our home.  Not as convenient obviously, but things like trampolines and bacteria pits ball pits make it all worth the drive.  OT will start this week.  We're on a waiting list for speech.

The weekend was full.  We attended the NICU reunion on Saturday.  After spending over 2 months in the newborn ICU, we will forever feel gratitude to these doctors and nurses that cared for Alexis.  And I was so pleasantly surprised to see almost all of the nurses that cared for Alexis on a regular basis, including our daytime primary and secondary nurse.  Even one of our favorite doctors was there who hadn't seen Alexis since she "graduated" over 3 years ago.  

Blake and Alexis toured the pediatric ambulance.  Safety first!
Alexis walked right up to Dora, calling out her name.  She was facinated!

On Sunday, Nicholas participated in his scout pack Rain gutter Regatta and came home with a blue ribbon in the "latecomer" category.  He missed out on competing against the boys in his 3rd grade den, but was able to beat those little first grade rookies with no problems at all.  Sometimes is does pay to show up late.

Alexis started school today.  Happy girl = happy mommy!

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