We had a wonderful Christmas! Gavin was so excited when he woke up and discovered Santa had left presents under the boys'' tree. He was even more excited when he came downstairs and found the note Santa had left him. He came tearing into our room to tell us all about it. Meanwhile, poor Connor was calling from his bed upstairs for us to come get him. He was ready to open presents! After breakfast we packed up the car and headed to Mom and Dad''s house for lunch with the whole family and more presents. The boys had a great time playing with their gifts and were worn out by the end of the day.
I found out this afternoon that Connor is going to be placed at Head Elementary for preschool. I am SO excited! The school is only 5 minutes away from where I teach so I will be close by. My wonderful principal is allowing me to come into work 30 minutes late so that I can drop Connor off in the morning. This is a HUGE help...now I don''t have to figure out who is going to get the boys to school. I can drop off both of them.
Connor''s teacher is very well know in the special education "world." My principal and friends who are in the special education field speak very highly of her. There are 6 students in his class(they are 3 and 4 years olds). He will be the third 3 year old in the class. They only have one little girl(poor thing). I am so glad and relieved that things are falling into place. I hope it continues :0).
Our baby boy turned 3 today! Can''t believe it has already been three years since we firt saw his little face,held his little body,and welcomed him into the world.
We had Thanksgiving/Connor''s birthday out our house. Connor was so excited about all the new toys he got. He played and played all day long with them. He was in pure toy heaven.
On Tuesday I went to his Eligability/IEP(Individual Education Program) meeting for special education preschool. They hold me that he qualifies to go 5 days a week. We have decided to start him in January since there will be a break in December for Christmas. It''s hard to believe that he will be going to school. A part of me knows this is best for him, but the other part can''t imagine sedning him off to school for someone else to attend to his needs. It will be a HUGE adjustment for everyone (especially Mommy). I just keep telling myself that this is what he needs and that it''s just another step to his process of learning, developing, and growing.
I know I have not posted in awhile. Gavin and Connor are doing great! Gavin LOVES Pre-K and tells my mom everyday when she picks him up..."Halmaneh, school is GREAT!" We are so excited that he''s liking school. Connor is progressing everyday. His favorite thing to do is watch Moose on Noggin and talk to him. He could be so involved playing in his toy room, but the second he hears Moose on the TV he comes sprinting into the livingroom and stands right in front of the TV. Grant and I get the biggest kick out of watching him.
Connor has figured out how to get out of his toddler bed (YIKES)! We had a handy man come and adapt a twin bed into basically an oversized crib. There is railing on the side and foot of the bed(pictures are in June Photos). Hopefully he will not figure out how to get out of this one. He has been sleeping in it for a week now...so far so good.
Yeah!!!! Connor said "mama" today! He was sitting there playing with a toy and all of a sudden he said mama. I tired to get him to say it again and of course he wouldn''t. He sat there shaking his head no and was laughing at me (little booger).
Ugh! What a week we have had! We have been to the doctor twice this week! Gavin has once again gotten an ear/sinus infection. This is the 4th one since he started school in January. Connor now has pink eye and also a sinus infection as well. I am sooooo looking forward to everyone feeling better soon.
Connor had his follow up appointment with the neurologist today and everything went well. The doctor said he probably will not do an EEG until closer to summer since he has been on Keppra for a short time.
Gavin is doing great at Preschool! He is Star Student this week! He is so exctied because he gets to have a lunch guest and is looking forward to showing off his classroom to Papa and Grandma. My baby is getting to be such a BIG BOY! (sniff)
Connor slept in his "Big Boy" bed last night. I was so nervous that he was going to fall out since he looooves to jump, but he did great! I must have gotten up every two hours to check on him. This morning when he woke up he was standing at the foot of his bed with the biggest grin (too cute)!
Gavin started his first full week of Pre-K this week. Every morning he tells me he doesn''t want to go to school and do work. He just wants to play. Once he gets there he realizes it''s not so bad (getting used to the whole "structure" thing). He''s getting to be such a Big Boy!