I haven't posted in a few days...nor have I (GASP!) taken any pictures! Life has been full of getting back into our routine.
The kids are loving their Mothers Morning Out program...maybe a little too much. This morning as I dropped them off for Day 2, they ran to the door and K literally LEPT into the aide's arms. Even my sweet Mommy's Boy grinned, waved and said, "Bye Bye Mommy!" I am telling myself that it is because I have taught them how loved and secure they are...and NOT that they prefer school to being with me! :-)
Their lead teacher is a true gift from God. She was formerly a special needs preschool teacher, so she is very informed about P's little issues and although I have made it clear that his case is very mild & I want him to be treated just like everyone else it brings me great comfort to know she will be watching him like a hawk (with informed eyes) and make me aware of any issues we should work on in therapy. Overall, he is doing awesome.
Last year, K & R attended a different preschool. P was not allowed to go because he was on a walker. It all worked out really well, because we did his Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech Therapy during that time...and had some great one on one. This year, we are doing his Speech Therapy while K & R are in school, but he gets to join them an hour late. While last year the teachers feared he would be unable to "hold his own," this year he is an enthusiastic participant. What a blessing!
**Editted to Add:
The teacher sent home progress reports today that made me giggle. It seems they are being their true selves at school!
K: "Quite the social butterfly during snack time. I love writing and swinging 'Higher! Higher!' I don't like to pose for pictures much."
R: "I had a SUPER day! I especially wanted Ms. Julie to be proud when I followed directions. Please remind me not to throw rocks on the playground."
P: "I love every part of my day and participate fully in each activity. I named everything in the classroom incuding the hexagon! Loved the playground, but remind me not to throw rocks. Ms. Julie had to remind me twice!"