The week of Thanksgiving, we had our first meeting with the school district's preschool. If she qualifies (Ds does not automatically qualify you for services), she will be in a classroom that is half typical and half atypical. She will only get pulled out for physical therapy to work on stairs. OT and Speech will happen in the classroom. Hailey has her evaluation for OT and Speech on Monday, weather permitting (silly Ohio weather).
Thanksgiving was just the 5 of us. My husband worked during the day. Unfortunately working for the hospitality industry, he works when most people are on holiday or vacations. That evening we had our Thanksgiving celebration with enough food to feed 3 additional families. I was able to sneak out after dinner to hit a few sales while the kids hung out with Dad.
Since then we have been busy with the boys' schedules. Hailey's has cleared now that our session of Kindermusik is over and we finished our last speech therapy set. Both boys play basketball and seem to have lots of homework recently. We are ready for Christmas. Hailey will tell you that Santa says "Wo, Wo, Wo" and loves to sign tree. She likes to remove the occasional stocking from the fireplace and random Mickey's from the tree (we have one tree with just Disney ornaments and she loves Mickey). We currently have a window sill that is housing all the "Hailey has gotten" ornaments... we need a tube of superglue.
I'm looking forward to watching Hailey this Christmas. The first Christmas she was little and didn't seem to care about any of it. Last Christmas she only wanted boxes and paper. I'm hoping this year she will get into it a little more. Or...it might overwhelm her. You never know what's going on inside the mind of a 2 year old!
Here are a lot of pics that shows what Hailey has been doing the past couple of weeks.....
Stealing big brother's snacks
Helping with Thanksgiving dinner
|Sneaking a few bites here and there.|
Drawing pictures of what we are thankful for
Climbing on the couch just so we can yell "I'm stuck, I'm stuck"
Stealing the remote control to try to find Doc McStuffins
Stealing the ipad to work on her Christmas list.
Cleaning the neighbor's house.
Loving on the neighbor's cat
Flashing those dimples and getting excited
Wrestling with her brothers
Working on her dance moves
Enjoying lunch dates with mom and dad.
Lastly, enjoying this snowy weather