I am a person divided when it comes to the concept of PreKindergarten graduation. What an absurd idea, huh? PreK graduation? On the other hand (that trumps, I am afraid), the children (mine, especially) are just so darn cute in their finery and handmade mortarboards, and why ever question the need for a celebration? End of preK? Let's celebrate! And so, I have a preK graduate! And isn't she cute?
We had yet another Kindergarten orientation this week, but it solidified the choice we made in the IEP meeting last week. It was good to verify that we made the right choice, and the other parents seemed eager to make connections and set up playdates, and all that is very positive.
So now I am looking forward to slower days in which there are no lunches to make and no buses to meet, no endless calls to the insurance company to make, and no painful meetings looming. I hope to find time for my "projects" once again and soon take advantage of that free pass to the pool. And when we're not there, finally blowing up that pool I bought last summer. We have old friends coming to visit and trips planned, and this summer will be a grand adventure!
My parents visited for a few days this week, and I am totally counting that as two because...two parents, you know, and I love when they come to visit. Visits with my family consist mainly of eating, drinking, and game playing, and this visit fit the mold (I feel that should be spelled with an ou, but perhaps that's just Lizzi's influence). I used their visit as an excuse for another rhubarb pie (12 cups of rhubarb makes an enormous pie), we went out to dinner at a local charcuterie, and we played several games of Bohnanza.
|Here they are, singing to Leo|
They flew home this morning, but I cheered myself with my first solo trip out to run errands in months. Months, I tell you! You cannot fully appreciate the beauty of running errands alone until you've done it with small children. I was so unemcumbered! I got so much done in so little time! It was a beautiful time.
Today is our neighborhood block party, our second since moving here, but we're so much more established residents now. I love that we live in a neighborhood that plans a party in which we all get together to socialize. We have lovely neighbors. I'll be contributing water balloons and a dish that I have yet to choose or make. Must finish this post...
Speaking of the neighborhood, I volunteered to put out one of the farmer's market signs every weekend, and that put me in the running for a free CSA box from time to time. Turns out this was our week! Extra rhubarb (hence the enormous pie) and enough asparagus to keep our pee stinky for days.
Finally, Leo's speech therapist suggested we get him an electric toothbrush to stimulate his mouth. After he conquered his initial fear of the thing, he fell in love with it, and I try to let him carry it around for awhile every day. Turns out it is having some effect! He's been extremely chatty of late and has added four or five words to his vocabulary in the last few days! Who knew?
Now off to fill water balloons and consider to contents of the fridge and garden. Have a lovely week!
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