Monday, September 6, 2010

Catching Up

Sorry I've been MIA for a week. We really didn't have anything out of the ordinary going on, but it seemed to be busier than normal.

E started 4K this week. I don't know how he grew up this fast. If anyone knows how I can slow it down, though, please share! The first day was a bit.......hectic and......challenging. Okay, so I picked him up and his teacher says to me "I was not impressed with E***'s behavior today." Not exactly what I was hoping to hear, but I did expect a few issues at first. With his Sensory Processing Disorder comes behavior problems. They are not new to anyone, including his teacher, but they are definitely amplified by big changes in his environment and schedule. Add to that there were several new boys who had never been outside their homes before and had no clue how to behave in a school environment and you have a 4 year old BOY with SPD bouncing off the walls trying to imitate his new friends. There was a car meeting, dinner meeting, bedtime meeting, breakfast meeting, second car meeting and a brief morning meeting at school and I'm happy to report the second day was fantastic! Hopefully the trend will continue. We're grateful that he and his teacher have been together for the last 4 months so that is one constant in his school life.

The "Happy Backpack Dance" the night before

0615 darkness the first day of school - I had to be to work super early that day! :(

Ready to get on with the first day! did he grow up so fast??

M is doing well. She had another cold - I know, hard to believe, right? She has been so incredibly interactive and happy this week. She's getting new teeth and they're coming sooooo fast! She has also suddenly found muscles and coordination she never knew she had. When on her tummy, she'll pull her head and shoulders off the ground. She can hold her head and trunk upright with assistance and she is starting to use her left leg more. Throat surgery is rescheduled for September 22. If all goes well, we'll spend just one night in the PICU and hopefully this is her last throat procedure.

Noodles - poised and ready.....

Righty never fails.....let's see if we can get a message to lefty to join in the fun....

Look at that - TWO STRAIGHT (chubalicious) LEGS!!!! Is that phenomenal coordination, or what? Joyous pride at my huge accomplishment!

Four, almost FIVE teeth already

Lounging, "watching" a little TV

Sleepy time

The weather has been Heavenly (by my standards). I LOVE Fall, I LOVE cooler weather, I LOVE when the air conditioners come out and the windows can stay open. E LOVES puddles!

In less happy news, the Government of Kyrgyzstan continues to hold innocent, sick children hostage. Despite making promise after promise, these children are still suffering. They are still lacking nutrition, love, socialization and medical care. There are families waiting to welcome them into their families and yet the powers that be continue to deny these children their basic rights. I don't know how these people sleep at night or look at themselves in the mirror in the morning. Perhaps they should look at this sweet face instead. Please keep all of these orphans and their waiting families in your prayers.

"Baby" K - we love you, sweetie!


China Dreams said...

A lot of news. Love the backpack dance. Glad it went well. Very exciting to see Baby M without tubes, standing on her own, sitting with the remote, napping with big brother. Just have to keep praying for the rest to resolve itself.

Hilary Marquis said...

Praying for your family and sweet little girl that is waiting. I love the "chubilicious" comment! She does have adorable little legs ;)

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

LOOK AT THOSE LEGS!!! They are asked to be squeezed. Your children are adorable, and the happy backpack dance is too sweet. Glad all seems to settling down for your little E at school. Hope M's health continues on the upswing and hope all goes well with her next round of surgery. Thinking of you, J