Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Fletcher just might be the cutest boy, ever! We had a great time in class today. He's learning so much. Counting, coloring and he now knows the sign for 'book'! He loves to be read to and to turn pages so it's a very appropriate sign for him to know. He's also signing 'yes'. Fletcher is getting smarter everyday and I'm very thankful for his teachers and therapist. They're the best! Fletcher is, however having some HUGE temper tantrums lately. If he doesn't get his way or what he wants at the very second he wants it watch out! He cries, he hits, he raises his legs up in the air and claps his feet together (which is actually pretty hilarious) all the while shaking his head no. Dude. This kid has a bad temper! I keep saying I'm going to video it just so you all can see this kid in action. It's so frustrating because I really don't know what to do when he gets like that. Let's be realistic I can't spank him, I can't send him to his room or even ground him! So, I've been pulling his privacy curtain and putting him in 'time out' I'm not sure that's working! One of the counselors at TCC came to observe him to see if she could give me any tips and he was a perfect angel. She fell in love with him. UGH! So we'll see what happens.
Maddie is enjoying first grade. It's been quite an adjustment for her. She normally takes a two to three hour nap everyday and first grade has changed all that. I volunteer in her classroom on Tuesday mornings and wow...that class is wild! I was there for two hours and wow. I have added her teacher to my prayer list. I honestly don't think I could be with that group ALL day! She deserves a medal or a nice, big margarita! I went to parent orientation tonight for Maddie's Daisy group (Girl Scouts) and somehow I'm the class helper! Why can't I just say no? Surely someone else can help! It's my own fault so don't listen to me complain! :)
High school is going pretty well for Miss Kayleigh. So far her favorite things are lunch and walking home with her friends. That girl is very social so it's no surprise to me that English and Math aren't at the top of her list! :) At least she's enjoying it, right?
Things are very busy around here with school, church, me volunteering for everything...and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. Maybe it seems busy because we're trying to get back into a routine over here. I don't know...
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Today was the Third Annual Treble Makers concert. This concert is always so much fun. Fletcher's little group, the kids he goes to class with each day, did the hand motions to 'Twinkle, Twinkle' and 'Eensy Weensy Spider'. They also played their lollipop drums to 'Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog' and it was so cute. And listen for Maddie's singing. She was standing on a chair next to me belting out Twinkle, Twinkle and Eensy Weensy Spider!
Fletcher finished the last of his first round of Pamidronate treatments. He did so well that next time they will do it in three consecutive days instead of spreading it out over three weeks. He didn't seem to have much pain since they gave him tylenol every four hours. Thanks so much for praying. We won't know if it's working until we do a dexascan (measures bone density) and we'll do that in a year.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Kaleb and Kate
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Maddie and Mrs. Johnson
Fletcher's treatment went well yesterday. All his numbers were good but they'll continue to do blood work for several days just to keep an eye on him. He was a little grumpy today and by the time I left this afternoon he was completely mad at me! Craig had the same experience with him tonight. I went up around 7:30 and he was so happy to see me! He's so moody these days! But, I really enjoyed my time with him. He's so fun when he wants to be! Thanks for praying things are going well! I'm gonna close for tonight. Have a great Friday!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wednesday at 6am Fletcher will have his second pamidronate treatment. It will run through his central line for twelve hours. It will be another day of not getting to hold him! :( He wasn't able to do the treatment last Wednesday because his phosphorus was too high so they wanted to give it time to level out. It did and we're a go for tomorrow. We'd appreciate your prayers!
I'm going to close for now. I'll post tomorrow with first day of school pics! TTYL!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Maddie, me, Aunt Susie and Kayleigh
Devon, Caylee (Devon's friend), Kayleigh and Megan
Maddie posing in a store window
On Wednesday Fletcher passed the torch for the third annual TCC Olympics. This has become a tradition for Fletcher as he has been a part of the torch run all three years. TCC Olympics are always fun. Fletcher 'competed' in four events this year Smilemania where he got a gold medal and set a record of twenty smiles in 30 seconds! In Pipe Wars he had to throw a ping pong ball and he placed first and got his second gold medal! At the Demolition and Roll a Baby game he somehow came in third for both winning two bronze medals. Way to go Fletcher!
I think Fletcher is mad at his mommy. He threw quite a fit yesterday when we rolled into the gym where the Olympics were being held. His teachers and aides pulled out every trick they knew to get him to calm down. After he was nice and calm he competed in his events, but whenever he saw me he would throw a fit! In the video below you can see a little bit of his attitude during the demolition game. He was perfectly fine the moment he couldn't see me! He's really being a toot right now. The other video is just of Fletcher in school trying to use scissors. Pretty cute!
Fletcher and the Demolition game
Today Kayleigh had freshman orientation. My Kayleigh is going to be in high school. Next week. Oh my goodness! She really had a good time today at 'Panther Palooza' she was able to see a lot of her friends. We picked up her schedule, paid for lunches, paid dues, paid for a yearbook and paid for a SUN pass. WOW! High school is going be expensive! But it sounds like it's going be fun! I'm praying she enjoys high school, finds her niche and really gives her best in everything she does. It's time to be serious about school and start thinking about college.
We're still waiting to hear from Maddie's teacher. I'm hoping she has a teacher that loves teaching and children. Maddie will be in first grade! My little shopping buddy is going to be in school all day long. What will I do with my afternoons? I'm going to miss that time but I'm sure Fletcher will fill up some of it! Need to go for now! Have a great weekend!