Thursday, September 12, 2013

No Time for Blogging!!

The little ole blog is going to be a bit quiet over the next week or so.  Why, you ask?  Well, my coworker and I have a tremendous opportunity to do a SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) presentation for a whole bunch of teachers in our county...and it's next week...and we just found out yesterday.  Because it's a big deal for us to get to do this and has the potential to get the word out about the program we are presenting (and love, and believe in!), we need to do it right.  Which means that I will eat, sleep, and breathe SIOP for the next week.  But it will all be worth it if we can spread the word about the awesomeness of the program.

So here's an update to catch you up and tide you over:

Abby loves school.  She isn't telling us too much about it, but I consistently get that she plays with Anna and gets a stamp from Ms. Susan.  Her Friday Mom's Morning Out program is awesome too, and I love that she has the same teachers and can hopefully be the "big girl" in the class this year.  She's getting tested next week in speech and gross motor development to see how she is progressing.  I will be interested to see the results of the testing.

Caleb loves school too!  He was ecstatic to get "off the charts" for the school's behavior program last week.  He even got a fancy rainbow pencil to celebrate the milestone.  He is enjoying the kids in his class and seems to be adjusting well.  Handwriting (and writing in general) is the hardest for him, but he's doing a great job of working a little each night on it.  He went to a Lego event at the library tonight and was in heaven!!  There were 30 kids who were equally, if not more, enthralled with Legos.  And there were 5 huge bins of Legos.  What more could a boy want?!

Chloe is adjusting well to our family.  We had some potty issues for a while there, but we realized that she had an undetected parasite (we'd had her checked twice, but these are sometimes hard to catch).  Once we got that cleared up, we really haven't had issues...thank goodness!  We learned that Chloe can clear 4 feet without a running start when we tried to block her into the laundry room with a baby gate and some kitchen chairs.  Back in the crate she stays while we're gone!  Seriously though, we really love her.  Caleb and Abby absolutely adore her and Caleb thanks God every night for sending her to us.  She has a very gentle spirit and loves the kids...even when they climb all over her!

See you in a week!!!

1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
I will miss you, Friend!! :-(
Keep us posted on Abby's speech and gross motor development test results!! ;)
--Raelyn