Yay! There is a cool, crisp feel in the mornings and Wake had their first home football game on Saturday. We love the fall!
We actually had an unusually eventful week. Tuesday Lindy went to her hearing impaired classroom and Will and I picked her up. We headed to our friend Katie’s house and had lunch with her and Claire. I changed Lindy’s clothes and we all headed to the kids’ first gymnastics class. Lindy, Will, and Claire were all in the same class together, along with about 13 other children. While I know Lindy and Will had a blast, it was actually a disaster. Will did fine – even though he is a little uncertain and wanted some help a few different times but Lindy. Oh Lindy. She was the one child out of 16 children who was wandering around, not following directions, not standing in line, basically doing what she wanted to. It was miserable to be the mother of that child. In any other situation in life I would have gotten her and reprimanded her. But for 45 minutes I was stuck outside a wall and not allowed to go do anything. Not only was she not listening, she had trouble doing most of the things. She did okay in the beginning when they did some stretching in a big circle because one of the teachers had her right next to him and was telling her what to do and she could follow what he was doing. Then they split up into two groups and the first thing they did was the balance beam. uggg. A balance beam for my child with cerebral palsy and vision loss is hard. The instructor had to hold her hand and walk her over all three beams and she did good then. Thankfully all the other kids could do it by themselves. The second circuit the instructor was helping kids do somersaults while they were going in a big circle over some blocks, down a slide, through some hula hoops. She ended up doing okay with this circuit. She’d go down the slide 4 times and then move on to hula hoop but she was at least going around in a circle. The third circuit was not good. There were three different bars they were supposed to be doing something on and only one instructor. Lindy was even having trouble walking on the cushy mats they had under the bars. She couldn’t even reach one bar she was too short. During that circuit she just wandered around. After the class I asked the guys if she was too much and they said to give it a few more times. One guy said she just needed to get the hang of it and he thought she would since she was semi following the second circuit. I hardly ever feel sorry for myself but every once in awhile I do. Tuesday was one of those days for me. It just reminded me that Lindy is different and does have special needs. We treat her so normally and so often we forget all her problems but every once in awhile it’ll smack me in the face. We’re going to give it a few more tries and keep our fingers crossed she doesn’t get kicked out! It is such good physical therapy for her.
Wednesday was a much happier day for everyone. The kids both started school at the church preschool that Will went to last year. Will started in Ms. Sue’s class and Lindy started in Ms. Bobbye’s class. The are going M/W/F to these classes. They both had great days and came home very happy! Will has friends in his class from last year but Lindy doesn’t know anyone in her class. We’ll have to start learning everyone’s names.
Thursday Lindy went back to her hearing impaired class and Will and I went to story time at the library. It turned out to be really cute. They played music, had the kids up and moving around dancing, and then would read books. All the kids were dancing around – except Will. He can be so stinkin shy! He definitely has to warm up to new situations. He loves books so we’ll probably try to do this most Thursday mornings. I dropped him off real fast at home and headed to Lindy’s school to get her and do a parent session with her teacher. Lindy did pretty good. She has moved on to higher level listening skills like counting syllables and answering questions about stories.
Friday night Drew took the kids up to the church for dinner and the beginning of a movie while I went to help set up for my mothers of multiples club consignment sale. They tried watching the movie but the kids just wanted to play around so they headed home.
Saturday was finally game day for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon to be outside at a football game. We tailgated with Ed and Jamie, and Jamie’s parents, Richard and Lorrie. Wake came out looking pretty awesome and kept it up for most of the first half. They tried to lose in the end, but thankfully held out and beat NC State. What a great day with a great win! We headed home after the game and ate dinner, gave baths and got the kids in bed late.
Today we went to church and then had our neighbor friends down to play outside in the backyard. The kids are off in dreamland, getting ready for another day at school tomorrow!
A busy week means lots of pictures. Let’s see if I can keep it to a manageable number!
A cute outfit my girl wore to school last week.An even cuter hair bow crocheted by Mimo!!Gymanstics class. Claire is next to Will in the purple shorts.They each had to go to the middle and put their hands up and say ‘ta da’How we found Lou sleeping one night!Will’s first day of the 2011-2012 school year!Lindy’s second first day of school. First day at ‘Will’s school'. Being sweet and getting along. I have to document it these days when they are not fighting!Our little WF cheerleader!The best part of the tailgate = Krispy Kreme donuts!The honorary grandparents for the day were Jamie’s parents, Lorrie and Richard. Even though they are diehard Alabama fans, they showed up in black and gold to support the Deacs!Such a diva!Her shirt says “Honeychilde. Sweet child of the South”! Swinging with friends is always fun!
We want to offer our condolences to Drew’s stepmom, Suzette. Her father passed away Saturday so they had to head to WV instead of the WF football game. Her father was a sweet man who will be missed by many. We’re thinking of you, Suzette!