Ryan went to a baseball game and did great! He went with Papa and Dad. We also visited his new school, and went to an outing with Chris’s school mates. And Ryan went to a birthday party, and so did Colleen. I tried to put some of these pictures in sets to make it less confusing and more organized – lots of work to do!!
Today was Chris’s last day of school. Unbelievable. He is now a 10th grader!
More soon —
Ahhh, another work break. I had had one briefly before then worked another week. Now I’ve been off since Thurs. morning and am only working Tues/Thurs. morning this week.
The kids are doing okay – Colleen had a book report due this weekend and she DID do it though I don’t think she completely finished it, OR the book. She was supposed to review math equations with me but unfortunately I feel asleep on the couch with Ryan downstairs so kinda missed my chance. She was very busy this weekend and tired out with a water safety course she’s taking that will go into the summer. I think it’s important for her to have some rewarding summer activities but I wish they wouldn’t start the major portion of the training during the SCHOOL year- GRUMP!!
Ryan is making a lot of gains – he writes his name! – but I am so tired of cleaning up where he can’t get to the bathroom. He IS pee trained Thank Goodness! It’s just i’m so tired of finding poop on the wall or on the floor. I got up this morning half asleep and went to the couch to get my glasses and stepped in it YUCK! We keep telling him where the poop goes but he is not listening. I know it will happen – the pee training happened- but this is just getting gross.
Chris is staying up all night more often for some reason – I think it’s spring allergies. He did the same thing last spring. he’s totally switched over to Abilify now from Geodon and seems okay with it. He’s just very congested. He is still taking Loratadine (generic Claritin) and sometimes I give him Sudafed in the morning.
It is hard for us to bear all these things lately; Rog had a meltdown today when Chris dumped ANOTHER bottle of dish soap down the shower drain. We buy 2-3 bottles a week because he finds them all the time where we hide them. He had to run downstairs and be alone for a like an hour – he lost his temper totally. He dumped all my shampoo last night when he stayed up all night. We hope he sleeps tonight -I am very tired and would probably be asleep on the desk right now if it weren’t for my falling asleep downstairs for about 20 minutes a while ago.
On to some surveys, then a web site I am making for someone that I want to finish by tomorrow 🙂
Surveys from Angela/Heather
Busy as always! Update soon, but everyone is well!
Ryan had such a busy week he slept behind me last night in the chair while I was typing =) He had his birthday last Thursday (and it was mine too!) and then was just busy playing all weekend. He fell asleep today again for 4 hours – and guess who else did – me – from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.! This means I should be able to stay up LATE toight and type my job – right? Right? So off I go 😉
New birthday pics on the picture timeline –
I think about what it must be like for Chris, not being able to hear or speak. I don’t think about it often, though, because it will make me cry and look at things that seem unfixable. But I know God has a plan and a purpose, though it’s hard to see what it is. Continue reading
There’s something about me making a decision, that means I will immediately second guess myself. It’s cold (we narrowly missed several more inches of snow with a lake effect snow warning being canceled); it’s probably still windy; Ryan has an ear infection, and was very crabby, crying, and irritable; and Chris is being ornery in his own way today [doesn’t want to move to do anything, won’t take his meds this morning, and who knows if I’d have got him out the door?]. So I decided to keep them home from the Saturday camp (twice a month, they go and swim and play and have crafts at a center in our area). So as soon as I make the decision, Ryan immediately acts more healthy. I say to myself, did I make the right decision? I gave up their playtime, and my quiet time, to keep them both home because I’m worried about Ryan’s health, and then he acts fine?
Yes, it’s a conspiracy to make me second guess my decisions. Should I have sent them? I’d have had my SHOWER then, and some quiet time. And they’d have had fun fun fun!Â But then of course, if I HAD sent them, I’d be second guessing myself again. (Is Ryan coughing more again? Did his fever come back (hasn’t had one since Monday), is he sneezing all over everyone, and are they behaving themselves or causing a big ruckus?
Ahh well. The fun of parenthood.
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2 years ago Ryan had this mop of curls. I’m so glad I have them on film as they’re gone!!
New collage of pix too — on my header.
Next step – I must start building my resource pages for deafness and autism. May have to take a hiatus from posting pics (though it’s so much fun!). I’ll post Halloween pics next but then have to be disciplined… want to release this finished as a resource site by Christmas!
If anyone is actually reading and knows of any resource sites to tell me of, please let me know.
Off to check on a rambunctious four-year-old….
I added some pictures of Ryan under the preschool folder where he’s trying on clothes 🙂
Guess he’s just passing time on a Sunday afternoon.
Ryan’s preschool open house – such neat things they have in his room! I didn’t take him – just stayed and talked to the teacher for a little while. They’re going to be working with him on a behavior plan…