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happy friday.

October 24th | older posts

thanks for all your great questions. even my friends who love to mock me (joy and michele!) we are gearing down for a relaxing weekend which sounds just right!

to answer one question, the boys are doing great.

*david* loves his class and i am slowly relaxing and adjusting. his teacher is great and they have hired a 1:1 for him who is also amazing. unfortunately she hurt her foot and will be out for a few weeks. in the meantime, we have had a consistent sub who has been wonderful!

in the last couple months i have felt increased anxiety about david’s safety and i’m trying to relax and take a deep breath. his transition to 1st grade was much harder than i anticipated and it brought up a lot of feelings for me. slowly, i am getting into a new rhythm. meanwhile, david has loved the transition and really enjoys his new class.

at home he loves to play his piano and explore the house. he notices anything new. he continues to communicate with us more (through gestures and pulling on us). he is easy going and so fun.

*matty* is loving his pre-K class and is doing well. sometimes he needs to calm down and listen better in class so we are working on that LOL! he is all about superheros and bad guys. he divides all his toys into two groups. yesterday dora the explorer was a bad guy. never knew she had it in her! he wears his cape and rainboots everywhere.

i have noticed a real change in him lately with regards to david. he is very helpful (and a little bossy) with his brother. he has definitely taken the big brother roll. we have had a couple conversations lately about getting a few more fingers for david. 7 fingers just isn’t enough. i try to explain that david doesn’t seem to mind, but matty wants him to be able to count to 10.

so, overall the boys are great. i’ll work on answering more questions in the next few days. enjoy your friday!

11 Responses

  1. Denissa says:

    Love the picture of Batman! :)Boys are so funny how they seem to naturally be into superheroes. Mine are too…
    Looking forward to your answers, thanks for sharing with us! :)
    Have a great weekend

  2. Linnea says:

    It’s great to hear David is managing school and it sounds you got great teachers for him.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Kimberly says:

    I am so happy that the boys are doing well in school!

    I had to giggle about Matty’s conversation with you about David’s fingers. So sweet and innocent and the ever protective of his brother!

    My oldest son wore a “Indiana Jones hat” and carried a harmonica. If you asked him what his name was, he would respond, “My name is Ham Bone!” Kids are fun!

  4. somehow i missed the ask a question post. i want to know whether the box stayed or went!

  5. Jane says:

    My boys loved superheroes! Now that they are in high school, they still love them but don’t discuss it aloud. :-)

    I too missed the post asking about questions but I was wondering if you have tried sign language with David? I work with a child diagnosed with CdLS and she communicates consistently and accurately with sign.

  6. Heidi @ GGIP says:

    I’m glad to hear that David’s class is going well. My older boy thinks that our child with CdLS is going to grow more fingers eventually. I’m trying to gently point out that this is not going to happen. But he is doing so well with just the three, I have to admit I am surprised how much he can do already.

    We are a superman kind of house. :)

  7. Stacey says:

    What happened to the fact you said you were going to say what hair product you use. I have been waiting and waiting . .well, my curly hair is dying to know!

  8. Lisa says:

    hang on stacey! that was just one question, i’ve got more to answer. xoxo

  9. Christina says:

    Hiya Lisa! Just FYI~ I passed on a blog award to you via my site,! Love the batman and all your musings, as usual! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  10. Joy says:

    okay–you think i’m mocking you, but i’m totally serious! you are cool and i love you :)

  11. Karen says:

    Funny, we had the fingers question too from our oldest son when Ben was first born!
    I am glad to hear that both David and Matty are enjoying school. Our Ben will be starting preschool in the spring and I am trying not to have anxiety attacks about that…yet…
    I love how Batman is hanging on for dear life!

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