Can't believe it but reviews have already been done for both our kiddos. I actually couldn't schedule Gs during school hours so his teacher offered to do his over the phone because she doesn't really have any concerns about him. How awesome is that? She said G is the smartest child in her class and she is working to keep him challenged. I asked her if he was social with his peers? She said everyone loves him and he does well talking and helping his classmates. He even helps teach. I have caught two moments where a friend has walked up to him and they are chatting away. Let me just say it is so hard not to cry tears of joy seeing him shine. Since things are going so well I decided to stretch him a bit. I thought about some kind of sport but he doesn't like being in the heat and was bored watching his cousins play ball. So I decided that wasn't for him. So I was chatting with a good friend who has her kids doing gymnastics and said they actually have a boys program and a good group of boys in the classes. So we did a trial last week and he really enjoyed it. G loves to jump, run, bounce and what better thing to satisfy those needs than gymnastics? Tonight was his second time and he did great. We are hoping this will help with his coordination and body awareness. He tends to be clumsy and gets hurt often. He no longer qualifies for any therapies so this seemed to be a good alternative.
Braden's review was just this week. He too is doing great and we are very excited to hear how social he is being at school as well. He loves his new classmates and his teacher. He has achieved many goals so he is moving forward with new goals and a very nice plan is in place to advance his conversation skills with his talker. Which he is quick to pick up on and he is learning how to use his keyboard as well. He has lots of solid goals in communication and academics. He is even doing better in day to day activities. Like his first time hanging out waiting on G to finish gymnastic he did great. Today not so much. Ha! But overall decent. I just wasn't completely prepared as I thought. They have a balcony which is means for trouble. So I can't just let him roam. We also had to sit further back because he threw his iPad off it when my attention was on another person speaking to me. I can't blame him for being bored and tired but next time I need to try his headphones and a mat to sit on. He isn't comfortable since it's a concrete floor and my lap isn't big enough now that he is 8. But we will figure it out we always do. But another nice thing we discussed in his school meeting are the tools he will learn to regulate himself and be able to sit still for longer periods of time. He really has improved already but as any kid his age waiting is no fun. Sometimes the iPad isn't enough. That can also be said of G. His biggest struggle is the car rider line in the am getting to school. He hates traffic. I would love to put B in an after school activity but he gets so much from school that he is too tired to do anything after school. His stamina has improved but it's still not great. So on Fridays I am going to work with him using our gorilla gym. We also have some weighted balls and can work on his underhanded throwing. We were at Chuck E Cheese last weekend and somehow G has become a master at skee ball. So much so he was drawing a lot of attention. Well B wanted to play. So I set him up and helped him. He couldn't do it well and started crying. Talk about heartbreaking. That was so awful. We have to work with him and help him learn how to do it.
Just a few weeks ago we were able to enjoy a visit with Nana and Pop Pop. They treated us all to the Day out with Thomas. The boys had a good time as you will see in the photos. Nana did a great job picking car number 1 because we were first in line for pictures with Thomas. We were thrilled that the professional pictures came out good and I am anxiously awaiting the prints. Later that night we went out to Famous Daves for dinner. Good times!
The next few months are going to be so busy. Field trips, parties and time off. It will be a juggle between schools but should be lots of fun.