Saturday, August 27, 2011

Another week or so in review...

It's been another busy few days in the Chapman household.

We returned from Duke and enjoyed our last few days of summer vacation. We had a few family movie nights. Grayson, Jackson, Addison and I had a play date at one of Grayson's classmates house.

We got Grayson registered for swim team. He had his meet the teacher night and Adam kept Addison and Jackson so I could take him.

The first day of third grade was upon us before we knew it, officially bringing an end to a very eventful and memorable summer. I, for one, was excited for a new beginning, a fresh start, a routine!

From the looks of it, Grayson was a little bit excited, too. Though he would probably deny that. He was laughing at me in this picture, saying I was Sarah, his step-mom, because I was taking so many pictures!

Adam arranged to go into work late that day so I could walk Grayson in to his classroom, without having to take Jack and Addie with me. Trying to keep Addie out of huge public places as often as possible, especially where there's a lot of kids.

Grayson, so far *knock on wood* is loving third grade. He loves his teacher and I love her level of communication and organization. Praying that it continues!

Jackson had his speech eval and starts speech again next week. They were very pleased with his increase in utterances (i.e. he talks all the time now and never hushes) but he still has several areas of articulation to work on. He's excited to go back to school like bubba.

Jack went with me to pick up Grayson in parent loop on the first day of school. He was in the backseat with Addie and she got fussy. I asked him if he would help feed her a bottle, since I couldn't get out from behind the wheel while we were in parent loop. Jackson informed me that Addie didn't want a bottle, but she wanted a boob. *sigh* Anything to get out of having to hold a bottle for his sister. After I explained that I couldn't get out of the car, he tried again to get out of it by saying...but Mom we don't have a microwave. *sigh again* I explained it was hot enough outside we didn't need to warm the bottle! That little stinker.

I was trying to capture a picture of her lifting her head up
and this is the expression I caught! Love it!
It's like she's saying "Do we really have
to do this again?!"

Addison has had several therapy sessions and we're working on head control as much as we can. She's getting better and better every day. Her smiles are unpredictable but a beautiful sight to behold when she decides to flash those toothless gums.

Adam and I started Weight Watchers again this week. First goal - 30 lbs gone!! I'm excited. Hoping the motivation stays around. Lord knows I need all the energy I can get keeping up with this crew.

Next week is going to be yet another jam packed week. She has therapy and her 2 mth well baby (that we had to re-schedule because of her shunt revision surgery). Jackson starts speech on Tuesday. Grayson will have homework this week... so the bubble may pop.

Thankfully, Adam has off tomorrow and Monday. Our fantasy football draft is tomorrow. I'm so excited for the start of football season and for fall. My favorite time of year, and I always look forward to it. But this year is especially exciting. I can't wait for it to cool off! We've had 70 days 0f 100+ temperatures. And no RAIN. I miss the rain.

As I'm writing this, I'm watching news coverage on Hurricane Irene. I don't miss that kind of rain. But a few inches would be nice.

So excited for what the next few months have to bring. Learning to live one day at a time and be thankful for each day that Addison's shunt is working. Each day that Grayson has a good day at school. Each day that we get to spend time as a family. Each day that we have air conditioning. :) It's the little things, along with the big things, that make me so very thankful. So blessed.

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