Thursday, August 30, 2012

This makes me smile

Paul told me to have high expectations for Gabe. This is why.

I want to go to school too!

Playing hookie

The kids have been sick lately.  Last Monday, Gabe woke up in the middle of the night gasping.  Took him to the emergency room and it was croup....again.  They gave him a steroid.  He started draining the next day.  He also started having intermitent diarrhea the next day.  Over the weekend, it turned to full force.  The smell of poo is just now clearing from my house.  Luckily I was able to keep him hydrated.  Alyssa has had some drainage going on, but she's okay.  I hate when the kids are sick.  Unfortunately due to the sickness, Gabe has not been at Redwood school for a week.  He was also suppose to start preschool at River Ridge yesterday and I had to call him in sick for his first day.  I felt confident he was over it today, so I took him to Redwood in the morning.  I stayed for breakfast.  I then watched him board the bus to go to River Ridge.  After lunch, he'll be bused back to Redwood for the afternoon and to see his therapists.  It's going to be a long day for him.  He wasn't having it today.  He has spent the past week at home and his schedule was off.  His backpack made him off balance some and he fell walking this morning.  He caught himself and was fine, but he was very fussy after that.  He was coughing some in his sleep last night, so I think he was still kind of tired as well.  When the bus pulled up he cried when I passed him off to the monitor.  I hurried inside b/c I knew if I lingered it would make it worse.  I wanted to go to the public preschool to make sure he was okay, but I didn't.  I know he'll be fine and if he saw me, it would start the whole process over again.  It's going to be an adjustment, but I keep telling myself this will be good for him.  Looking at the big picture, I am so thankful this moment is here...Gabe healthy and in an inclusive preschool. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Alyssa is starting to eat solid foods. She's a little unsure about it, but Gabe showed her how it's done.