So, yesterday I had a whole post typed up, and then hit delete by accident. Very frustrating. And I know I won’t be able to remember everything I had said.
LH finishes off preschool in June. He had a great year – we are very lucky to have such a great preschool so close to home. The teachers are amazing – LH is already asking to go back! In September he will start the 3 day program. Here he is on the first and last day of preschool –
The two older kids ended the year with excellent report cards, no real surprise there. Miss L will be going into grade 4 – the start of intermediate grades….she will have the opportunity to be a lunch time monitor, and will now have letter grades on her report card! Our area is going through a lot of change right now – we are making the change to a middle school format, which means Miss L has two more years at her current school before going to middle school. For N, that means that after grade 7, he will have one year at the middle school before heading off to high school.
The late spring brought track and field, which N took part in. At the school level, he qualified for 3 events – long jump, 400m and the 4 x 100m relay. At the district meet, he placed 3rd in the long jump and 400m and second in the relay. I was able to be there and cheer him on (quietly, of course! Lol!). We were very proud of him, and that experience created a desire to qualify for more events next year.
The summer has been good…beach days, lake days, water parks and playgrounds. The older kids got to spend a week at Keats Camps, which they just loved. I went there when I was in high school, and it brought me so much happiness to see them get to experience it. Neither kid had been away from home for that long – L has done 2 weekends away with Brownies. I was very anxious while they were away, eager to hear how they were doing. We were lucky to go up on the Sunday to visit – even though we were picking them up the next day, it was wonderful to see them in the camp, and have them show us around. I can’t say enough good things about the camp…the kids got to do so much – kayaking, canoeing, tubing, wakeboarding to name a few. N was able to go out on a laser boat (a small sail boat) with a buddy and learn how to sail it. They are already talking about next year!
LH sure missed his brother and sister while they were gone! I think it was a bit of a shock for him – the house was so quiet! He is doing very well….talks all the time, and we are full on in the ‘why?’ stage. We still see speech to help with pronunciation. We have started working on the ‘k’ sound – he won’t keep his mouth open to make the correct sound.
On Wednesday LH has his annual check up with the endo. We started seeing them while we were still investigating his growth issues and have just been going back each year for monitoring. Since hypochondroplasia has nothing to do with hormones, there is really nothing they can do for us. I do like seeing them as they measure him much better than anyone else – they are the only ones who measure his legs. I know in the big picture these numbers aren’t that important – I can tell he’s growing, albeit slowly.
I recently deleted a bunch of photos off my phone, but I’ll post some random ones from the summer…lol!