I haven’t written in a little while. I guess there hasn’t been a whole lot going on. Kind of just doing the day to day stuff lately and preparing for Christmas. We got our tree up and I’ve started to wrap gifts. I love Christmas time and of course the kids do too.
I have had a couple amazing emails this week reminding me why I blog and share about my family in the way that I do. So thank you to the people who sent me those, I treasure them and it helps me remember why I’m doing this in the first place.
Lincoln has his follow up stuff for his hearing this week. The paperwork said to have at least 2 to 3 hours to spend at the hearing clinic so I’m hoping we really find out what is going on. I think we will. Lincoln has been talking so much more lately. Sometimes I don’t understand what he is saying but he’ll keep saying it over and usually I can catch on. Today he was running full speed through the living room and I had a newspaper on the floor that he had kind of spread out across the living room like little kids like to do and he slid on the paper and fell flat on his back. He ran up to me for a hug and he was crying a little and saying “You ok?! You ok!?” which was just precious. Then when he’s leaving for school or when we’re getting ready to leave the house I’ve heard him saying “See ya! Bye!” so I’m thrilled with the direction his communication is moving. We’re gaining words! We were at Target, I think yesterday or the day before and there was a little girl getting out of the car next to us with her grandpa and Lincoln kept saying “Hi” to her. Lincoln’s struggle has been very different from Adrian’s struggles so I am praying that Lincoln’s issues are not going to be as severe as what Adrian has to deal with. I’ve said before, his development reminds me a lot of Sanura’s so if he ends up with just mild Aspergers like her I will be a happy camper!
Adrian has had good days and not so good days at school. He runs away sometimes at recess if he doesn’t want to go inside which is terrifying to me. He refuses to go to some of his classes outside of his classroom. I question how much he’s really being pushed to work hard. It’s a delicate balance I think to keep him where he’s moving forward academically but yet the teacher is trying to keep him happy and cooperative. It’s tough, I have trouble getting him to sit and listen when I try to do stuff with him at home. Adrian is talking more at home I think, when he feels like it. He is still asking for the playdoh toy that he wants for Christmas each day which I have carefully wrapped and hidden in the basement already. We would love to put the presents under the tree but I have a strong feeling that I would wake up one morning and come down to find Adrian opening all the presents so they will stay hidden until Christmas Eve.
The girls are doing really well. Nevaeh is doing addition and starting to read more and more. Sanura is excited about science recently and has told me she wants to be a surgeon when she grows up. She asked to research what types of surgeons there are so we did. It’s fun to watch her dream about the future and watch her pretend to be a surgeon.
For me, not too much new. I’m just trying to keep up with homeschooling. It’s a lot of work, I knew it would be and it is but I really love it and I’m already coming up with ideas for next year to build upon what we’re doing this year. I keep debating starting a homeschooling blog where I can share more about what we’re doing, still deciding if I want to maintain two blogs.
I’m sure I’ll have an update about Lincoln’s hearing in the coming week.
Did you see this video yet? My friend shared this on facebook: