Monday, September 16, 2013
We Are Growing Up!
It's amazing how well we have adjusted to the school routine. Drew loves Kindergarten and seems to be excelling in all areas. He's about to lose his second tooth and learned to tie his shoes this week. Drew is excited; he has moved up to two consecutive bounces on his pogo stick. Brian and I spent our Saturday evening watching him work on it in the basement while we watched some baseball. Parker had parent teacher conferences this past week. He is doing well. He is learning to recognize the letters of the alphabet. He can name quite a few! He is independently writing "P". The school is going to re-evaluate his fine motor skills as his teachers and I notice he's still having quite a bit of difficulty in this area. He will continue with speech therapy and physical therapy. I have seen a lot of improvement in both of those areas. Maddox will be evaluated for Occupational and Physical therapy through the school in October. He's been going to outside therapy for a few months now. He likes it and really needs it. Maddox is really smart but doesn't seem to have the steady muscle control and tone to complete fine and gross motor activities appropriate for his age. His current therapists and I have noticed a lot of sensory things with him recently too. Not the same things I noticed early on with Parker, his were obvious. I sometimes feel like a bad parent with him because I thought is was his stubborn attitude when it really wasn't. Maddox does love going to preschool with Jack and Emma. It's so cute when they talk about sitting by each other at school. Jack and Emma are doing well. Both love going to see their teachers. They learned the R-E-D song last week. All three of them got in the car and sang it all the way home. Makes my heart melt. Soccer is going great for all five kids. Sometimes I need to bribe Maddox, but who hasn't needed that at one time or another, right?!?! The quads finally understand how the game works and love their patches on their jerseys. Drew gets excited about playing most days. I will say that he's more excited to go because they get slushies after the game from the concession stand. The quads have found they like the Nerds Ropes. A bit sour for my liking, but they do have skittles! :) We've been hiding inside the last week or so. We had that lovely heat wave and now it's been rainy and chilly. Lots of bounce house and basement time when we aren't busy with school. Unfortunately with the heat it's made the house smell like the fire. It was so bad on Saturday that Drew even noticed it. It's not too terribly bad inside the house but the garage is the worst. All the attic space holds the heat and humidity with little airflow=stench! Hopefully with Fall like weather setting in we can get outside a bit more. Looking forward to Halloween and pretty weather. Hope a fun filled week lies ahead for everyone. XOXO