Mark and I - we've been busy this week, this last week before he starts preschool. To make the adjustment into his classroom just a little bit easier, we joined his class on a field trip to the apple orchard yesterday. As you can tell by his flannel lined jeans, triple layers and the mud on the slide - it was a little damp and cold, but we had fun. He does well in this type of environment - we are the kool-aid house after all. It's when we try to engage him in group activities that he's goes into arms crossed I ain't gonna do it mode.
He also realized that going on a hayride and picking pumpkins with a group isn't so bad.
I'm excited that he's going to be in such great hands. Here he is with one of the two very qualified teachers.
This morning I brought Mark to the audiologist for 8:30 am. He was due for his six month post tubes checkup, and I wanted to be sure that his hearing was on target before we work more on his speech. He's been to a speech therapist already, and he hits all the required targets for his age, but both the audiologist and the speech therapist could recognize why I had him tested, and both made mention that they felt the target was a little low for this age. Now that I know he can hear fine, I won't feel so badly about working on his sounds with him more. It's hard to insist on certain sounds if there's that doubt that he might not be hearing them differently than he's saying them.
And the pumpkin that he picked a couple photos up? It washed up nicely and worked great here for a layout photo prop, don't you think? *wink*
Creative Memories has a new Rewards Club, and I was honored to be able to play with October Exclusive Product to create the layout above.
Love a bit of themed fun to pull the Halloween pages together. I think the cardstock alphabet stickers are functional enough to go with any layout. This was Wendy decked out for her first Busy Bee's party back in 2008. The journaling tells a little bit about how the whole dressed so you're not guessed concept went over her head, but she had fun anyway.
I'm having fun catching up on a few event pages while my card table is helping out in the kitchen. I've also made a few more cards recently, some of which can be seen over here.
It's all fun.
Just picked up Brian from school. I enjoy this part of the day because it allows for one on one conversation time. Today's conversation went something like this:
Brian: So mom, there's this one boy in my class and now I know his name is Ethan, and yesterday I did go up to him on recess to say hi but he did just walk away so today I tried it again and he stayed long enough to hear my voice, and when he realized that I had a nice voice he stayed and played with me because then he knew that I was a nice kid, not like that Mathew in kindergarten class, and now we're friends!