Friday, January 30, 2009

Madison's Preschool Evaluation

Maddie and I had her preschool evaluation with the district today. It was a packed 1.5 hours...she said the PT, OT, speech, nurse, and the principal. While navigating a place she had never been and performing for folks she had never meet. She made it through and now we will be meeting to discuss her IEP. All of the teachers and therapist there were great to talk with, we are excited for Madison to start at the school. Some concerns are the fact that it isn't exclusive for kids with apraxia, the length of time she is in school and the fact that the kids don't go in the summer. But I keep reminding myself to take it one day at a time!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Storm hits in the NW area of Ohio

Ugh, another 9" of snow on top of the freezin rain that fell. School was cancelled (which Ash is now cutting into her summer vacation...the school used up 4 of their calamity days during the wind storm this fall), therapies and appointments cancelled, even Mike's work was cancelled. I shoveled at least 3x's, Ashley shoveled twice, and our neighbor used his snow plow for our front sidewalk....so much snow...Mike was putting his car in the garage and putting my van out...well with so much ice on our driveway he ended up running/sliding into the garbage can and broke my rear light -- But on the bright side the dogs love playing in it...the kids don't; I have to coax the kids into their snow suits to play outside...it was much easier to get the kids ready for the beach...
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Kindergarten Meeting

Well tonight I attended a kindergarten meeting for parents in the area. There were two private schools and our local district school. The teachers discussed what they looked for during the evaluation....the types of skills needed to include gross motor, fine motor, pre-reading/writing skills and social emotional skills. So much to think about when it comes to putting your little one into the educational system. Zach will have his eval in May so I will keep you all updated. I can't believe that my baby boy is getting to be school age!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bunny Hill

Well today we had a bit of snow about 1" so we decided to venture out and find a hill for the kids to sled on. Unfortunately, for Ash it was a "bunny" hill but it worked for the little guys. Madison seemed to have the most success on the hill (problably due to her low tone) and Zachary seemed to constantly get stuck on his way down. The kids also made some great snowangels....and to give Ash a bit of a thrill we pulled her around the parking lot (I sat in the back of the van and held onto the sled...then of course Mike and I had to take turns)....good times had by all!
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Madison is SIX months seizure free


Yeah, it has been six months since Madison's last seizure. This past month has been difficult in the fact that she has had at least three seperate colds, ugh...around the clock meds...but each day is a triumph.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Zachary's first basketball game





This winter season we decided it was time for Zachary try his hand at basketball; so we signed him up for the 4 and 5 year old league at the local YMCA. His team is called the Green Giants. Watching his first game was a blast...they actually did better than I envisioned their first game after only two practices. Zachary loves to throw in the ball and dribble. In the last couple of games he has actually taken shots on the hoop instead of passing the ball off...Go Zach!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Places Natalee Has Visited in the USA


visited 29 states (58%)
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Looks like I need to take a Northwest trip of the states!