Friday, 21 December 2012

Ho!Ho!Ho! Off to Grandma Jo's house we go

We left a day and half early...  due to excitement & potential bad weather.  Turns out we still got in bad weather, got in lots of traffic, and dealt with a child who CANNOT sleep in the car.  8.5hrs later at midnight we arrived.

Happy to get the holidays started!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Last day

Had our last out-patient therapy appointment today.  There's a chance we'll pick it back up but we're keeping our fingers crossed that the therapy preschool provides will be enough.

Thankful for all the one on one attention, time & energy his therapist spent on him
Thankful for the 3 women that understood Logan & gave us insight
Thankful they allowed me to bring Reagan
Thankful that Reagan was extremely well behaved each and every time we went
Thankful for health insurance
Thankful that the 55mile roundtrip visits twice a week are over

Excited for the next step

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Super sad

We dropped cookies off at Daddy's work today.  We can't go in his office so he came out and sat in the car with us for a few minutes.  The thrill of seeing Daddy in the middle of the day took a sharp turn for the worse as soon as Logan realized he wasn't coming home with us.

Enter super sad face:

The picture doesn't even do it justice.  It's the holding back the tears, the deep breaths and the whimpering "Daddy all done" that just breaks my heart a little. 

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Swimming Sundays

My parents discovered at their last visit here that the hotel down the road from us offers "open swim" for the public :o  And it just so happens that Mr. & Mrs. Claus dropped an early Christmas present off for the Hawk family in the form of pool pass :)

I'm not a fan of being in my swimsuit off season buutttt we've gone every Sunday and a couple Friday nights the past couple weeks.

And it would be an understatement to say we all have a blast.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Foto Friday

I CAN NOT believe that this picture was only taken a year ago?!  Where did my baby go and why is she growing up hating hairbows and loving sweat bands?

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Reagans week so far

1.  She would NOT let me carry the basket at Target
2.  She made Tiny Tina some lunch
3.  Salty got just a smidge too close to her head
4.  Discovery of pockets!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

Wakey Wakey

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Big Steppin'

He's been working hard on trying to master an upright step up and a step down.  This morning on our walk he did it for the first time unassisted  :o 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Foto Friday

Kiddos and I went for a walk in the woods this morning :)

Reagan says "Thank you Grandma for my snowsuit - I liked it so much I didn't even throw a fit putting it on!!"


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Here we go

Just had Logan's standardized tests done this morning.  

BDI-2 : Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition
PLS -5 : Preschool Language Scales, Fifth Edition

His service coordinator and speech therapist from Birth to Three spent an hour  doing the tests with him this morning.  It's some toy playing, and some identifying, it's me answering questions, it's Logan trying to answer questions, it's observations & it's them filling in bubbles and making notes.

As we predicted, Logan is classified as Globally Delayed and will qualify for the Special Education program.  

and the ball is we go

Tomorrow he goes to school from 8:30-9:15 to be introduced to the classroom and take part in the first part of a standard day - playtime.   From now until he goes for his first full day they will gradually increase his visit time to see how he does.

January 8th he has his final transition meeting with the school and Birth to Three.  At that point we will establish his IEP (Individualized Education Program) & his schedule for his school day - therapies etc..

February 1st he starts school...officially.

I think Kevin & I have mixed emotions.  We know this is what is best for him but sometimes our lives, Logan's life and the situation as a whole seems a bit surreal.  So while we digest the newest chapter of Logans life I leave you with some words from another blog that I check.  She has twin girls, one with special needs similar to Logan. This post she wrote awhile ago makes me step back and think about the big picture:
These sisters have shown me that there are much more important things to life than expectations and goals. One of my daughters has special needs, and she’s teaching me things I never knew I needed to learn.

The most profound lesson I’ve learned from Isaiah Jane thus far is a simple one – I cannot fix her. Not because I don’t have the answers, but because she is not broken. She is perfectly whole. I feel like I exist to give her all of these tools, as if I can somehow protect her or make life easier for her. But she doesn’t even know that she’s different. Her disabilities are not her identity; they are merely a part of the bigger picture of who she is. She demonstrates beauty and strength and zeal to everyone she meets, and it goes not unnoticed. I want to be like her when I grow up, and she’s only eighteen months old.

Monday, 3 December 2012

tiny taco lover