It's been 2 weeks we've been in the new house. We LOVE it. Life feels easier. At least so far.
Evie and Adrian started at their new school on 4/7. They've adjusted really well. They are most impressed that the cafeteria food is much better. They have REAL pizza, not that square stuff. LOL! That white stuff on the ground their first day?..... Yes indeed snow in April.
We drove the kids for their first day and then I headed to Ainsley's school. I stayed for the first 2 days just to make sure we'd worked out all the fine details of her days.
She had a great first day. Her teacher is very nice and clearly loves the kids. The school is setup differently but I think her needs will be met. In the past she was in a classroom with some typical kids and kids with physical issues. Ainsley has a great attention span and loves to participate. This class doesn't have peer models and she's a little distracted by some of the behavioural issues of a few kids. The other style of classroom that has peer models has too many students (22+) and the kids function at a higher physical level. She's only 4 and will have one more year of preschool because of her October birthdate. Things may change. Time will tell.
The other big thing. Adrian finally got to sign up for baseball this year. Ainsley's situation (and Steve's work schedule) have improved enough that we felt able to make the commitment. He's been LOVING it!
I LOVE this kid! He wasn't nervous one bit for his first baseball game ever. He was EXCITED and when it was over said he couldn't wait until next week's game.
In fact I have HUGE news.....
She's getting better balancing at a high-kneel. She's taken to opening and closing doors all over the house. Slamming them in fact when she's mad, which is kind of cute. Not that we like door slamming.
.....and use the potty. She learned the sign last week! That makes 30 signs she can sign.
Dolly even had to spy on the fireplace repairman from behind the column, I guess just like Ainsley she likes to watch.
She had another HUGE milestone, she was able to swallow 3 bites of yogurt with chunks of strawberries in them. Normally chunks = gagging & retching. So perhaps she is finally ready to have some success trying textures.
All this eating is good for the tongue, which is a muscle after all and needs to strengthen. She is trying to say more stuff. And sometimes it sounds like real words. Mama. All done. Up. Down. No. Da (I think an intentional Da Da for Daddy is going to be any day.)
Over the weekend Adrian had another baseball game but Ainsley had been sick so we stayed home and unpacked more boxes. The rooms look good but we've got LOTS of boxes in the garage. Luckily there is a storage loft above the garage so we're moving things up and now could park one car in the garage. Wednesday the 3 Portaboxes arrive and we get the rest of our things that have been in storage since January. I can't wait to get my couch!!!!!
It's been raining....A LOT! It finally dried up enough that Steve was able to get out and mow. I pulled weeds while Ainsley napped and I had the kids picking up bags of pine cones (for a fee).