Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Ryan's first day of school was/is today! His van driver got here 10 minutes early (at 7:35), but she wanted to make sure it was the right address and all that stuff. I actually know who the driver is and she is super nice, so that's cool :-). I buckled Ryan in and then we were chatting a few minutes. When it was time to leave and Grandma and I told him bye, you could tell he was trying not to cry. I'm really hoping he didn't. Even if he did, I doubt that it lasted very long and he's been in school for 2 hours now and I haven't gotten a phone call yet, so I'm taking that as a good sign ;-).
Yesterday was orientation from 12:30 to 3:00. We all gathered in the cafeteria and they introduced the teachers and their aides (each class gets its own this year since the classes are on the bigger side, 23-25 kids in each) and then they had each class line up and the teachers took them to their classrooms while the parents stayed for a meeting on school policies and things like that. I was really worried about Ryan leaving me without a tantrum, but he didn't even bat an eye! Such a big boy :*). After the meeting, the teachers took the kids to the gym while the parents went to their children's classrooms to meet the teacher and go over the items in their folders (you know, all that fun paperwork). When that was over, I went to the gym to find Ryan, but while I was checking out the sign up sheets for committees, his class snuck past me back to the classroom, so I met up with him again there.
The autism support teacher came in to meet Ryan and get to know him a little. She is SUPER nice. She was the learning support teacher for the middle school while I was in MS/HS and now she's doing autism support. She told me that she has a few other kids in the elementary school, but 2 of them are older and won't need her right away and another is a kindergartener in another class that has a TSS (like an aide, which Ryan *might end up with eventually), so she will be with Ryan most of the day today, tomorrow, and Friday :-). That made me feel a TON better. His regular teacher told me she would like to wait a week or two on an aide for Ryan to see how he does and I'm okay with that. I let her know that he will need to be holding an adult's hand on the steps (which should only be once a week when they go upstairs for computer class) and that he will need extra help in the cafeteria, especially with his tray and she said the classroom aide will be with him in the cafeteria :-). She really eased some of my fears. Everyone at the school is so nice, including the director of education (who I happened to have as a teacher in middle school and I loved him) and principal, and kept stressing that if we have any concerns or questions to give them a call. I really feel like they care about the students and their success and they will help them to have the best year(s) possible while attending there :-).
I'll let you know how today goes!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Trying out one of his presents :-)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
I laid there for awhile, having to go pee, but afraid to get up. Wanting to go to sleep, but afraid it would come back. LOL. Finally after about 15 minutes, I crept slowly out of bed to go to the bathroom. After getting back in bed, I laid awake for a little longer until I felt "safe" and then went back to sleep. Can I tell you I am absolutely dreading bedtime tonight??? And from now on I am always going to be afraid of a reoccurence. Especially after being told by some online friends to watch out for rabies or other diseases. OMG. :::freaking out:::
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday morning I took Ryan and Brooke to Toys'R'Us to get some ideas for Ryan's birthday since a few people were asking me what to get him. I so cannot believe he will be 6 on the 20th! I did get a few ideas. He's hard to shop for because he doesn't play with a whole lot : /. We had dinner at my in-laws' that night. It was like a holiday...ham, noodles in ham broth, stuffing balls, mashed potatoes, and green beans....YUM!
Yesterday we set up at the flea market to try to get rid of more of our stuff and make more money. We were supposed to set up last Sunday, but it was raining bright and early in the morning when we were supposed to go. Well, I say "we", but Doug and his mom and dad actually went down first thing around 7am to set up. I didn't want to wake the kids up that early (well, Ryan is usually up by that time, but Brooke likes to sleep until 9 some mornings), so I waited until a little later and then dropped the kids off at my mom and dad's and went down to help out. We did pretty good. But I got fried. It's not super bad...like I don't think it will blister or anything...but it's bad for me because I almost always use sunscreen. Yes, that means I usually look like a ghost all summer, but I don't care. LOL. Anyway, I guess I'll have a pretty good tan now. Oh well.
We came home and unloaded the stuff we had left (thinking about going back again next weekend) and Brooke and I got in the pool for awhile. Ryan and Doug didn't want to come in : P. We ate leftovers at my in-laws' (they live right next door, remember?) and then came home, put the kids to bed, and watched Big Brother.
Today I need to wash clothes (diapers are washing right now), clean up the downstairs, and go grocery shopping tonight. Fun stuff, I tell ya ; ).
Thursday, August 6, 2009
And then last night I thought FOR SURE, we were headed to the ER. We were outside and sitting on my in-laws' deck. They have like 4 or 5 steps leading up to it. Ryan was coming up them, trying to carry this little punching bag thing and lost his balance. It was like one of those things that you see happening in slow motion, yet you can't get there fast enough. Daddy threw down two things he was holding in his hands and leaped down the stairs, but he was too late to catch him. Poor Ryan started freaking out before he was even done rolling down the stairs : (. He somehow avoided hitting his head and cracking it open on the stairs or the cement below. He did end up with an instant bruise and knot on his forearm from landing on it on the edge of the step, and a small scrape on his back. When I saw him going down, I thought for sure we were going to be heading to the hospital to get more staples or stitches. After a few minutes, we got Ryan calmed down and he held some ice on his arm. He was telling us, "I rolled down the steps, just like I did at Nanny's and Pap's!" LOL. In December, he took a tumble down the inside stairs at my mom and dad's. Luckily they are carpeted, as is the floor at the bottom, because he
They say bad things happen in 3's and I hope we're not in for another close call with Ryan (or worse) this week!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
As I finally started to drift off to sleep, my idiot neighbors decided that 12:45 was a good time of night to get their 4-wheelers out and go for a ride, but not before revving them up several times, right outside my bedroom window pretty much. Right after they left, Ryan started having a coughing spell. He's had a cold for a few days and a bit of a cough, which of course is always worse at night. The cough attack wasn't bothering him, but it was bothering me. I went over and offered him a drink, which he refused. I propped his pillow up and tucked him back in. He finally stopped coughing and got in to a good sleep again and I think I finally passed out about 1:30 and I woke up at 7:45. :::::yawn::::: To some people, that may be a good night's sleep, but I'm used to about 2-3 hours more than that : P.
Early to bed for me tonight! Hopefully it's a quiet night!