Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Working hard at therapy

We seem to be getting used to Lila's new schedule, after three and a half weeks of being in school now.  She gets a nap on Wednesdays, which helps with her focus and strength Thursdays and Fridays.  However, Lila still does physical therapy on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and this is what she is working on....
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

First week of full day school

Lila's first day of school - 6 yrs old
Last week was Lila's first full week of full day Kindergarten...a long week to say the least.  Up to last week, she was napping every day for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, primarily because she works at least 5 times harder than the average person to do normal things like walk, or stand up, or throw a ball, or just get to the bathroom.  So she is absolutely exhausted every day, and functions so much better when she gets that rest.

That being said, Lila was only able to nap on Wednesday, making for a long week :-)  Nora has been paying the price for all of the negative energy that Lila has after school each day, but she seems to always go back for more :-)

School is really going well, as over the last 7 days there have been 4 birthdays, a gingerbread man hunt (with cookies at the end), and lots of treats..seemingly each day.  This is what she thinks school is about at this point, at least this year.

Nora enjoying Popsicle time with Lila, a rare moment since school began
Today she was exhausted because we started our morning at 7:15 a.m. when we headed to physical therapy, followed by speech therapy, and then to school by 10 a.m.  Lots of walking at school...library, lunch, gingerbread man hunt...WHEW!  Makes me tired just thinking about it :-)  So, we get home around 4:15 p.m., make dinner and head straight to bed.  Bed by 6:30!  Makes for a nice productive night for Matt and I :-)

Some great comments from the teacher have come over the past week.  Mrs. Gladding is so amazed at what Lila can do on all levels.  Her stamina in walking such far distances all throughout the day, using the bathroom by herself (for the most part), cutting and gluing independently, and her social skills with the other kids.  So cool!  We are so proud of her and hope that she excels in her education as this year progresses :-)