Friday, November 4, 2011

The past week or so..

Wow have things been busy.

Last week I went on a field trip with my 2nd grader, her class, and the 3rd-5th grades. They went about an hour away for an awesome history lesson. They went to Ft Loudon and the Sequoyah Birthplace. They learned all about Native Americans and their interactions with the European settlers both before and after the Revolution. My younger two children were also able to go with us. I loved it and so did the kids. The guy at Ft Loudoun was even dressed up as a British solider. Below are links to the websites for both places. You can read all about them. I would suggest visiting them if you are ever in the East Tennessee area (for the full experience make sure it is one of the days where they are dressing up and telling the stories). They gave really good information, even the adults learned something! I am not posting pictures because other people's children are in the pictures and I do not feel comfortable putting them on the internet without permission.

Fort Loudoun

Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekend (not what we saw, but would be interesting to check out!)

Sequoyah Birthplace

I am also one of the room moms for her class. We had the Halloween Party on Halloween. The kids had a lot of fun. I was impressed with how much parental involvement there was! The kids hunted for gummy worms in whipped cream, made scrapbook pages, and did Halloween word searches and hidden picture searches. They also had finger foods. It was an awesome time!

We got some news on Caroline as well. Her oncologist called and said they would be setting up an MRI appointment for mid-Dec to take another look at her optic tumors. She is actually bringing me in that day to talk to me about them! I love that! She is not going to make me stress and wait. What an awesome doctor!

We also had the first meeting today to aid in her transferring from EI to the school system. I have a bunch of paperwork in and now her slew of doctors and therapists has to get their paperwork in and they will set up a series of appointments (probably in Jan) to further evaluate her. Until I had to list them all I had never really thought about how many people the child sees. She has a regular pediatrician, an orthopedist, a neurologist, an oncologist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, and an early development specialist (specialized pre school teacher). That is so much for a little girl to go through! Still she is a happy little thing. One of the questions on the paperwork was how do I discipline her and how does it work...well that was hard to answer. I do not know what discipline works, because I have never had to punish her. She does not misbehave. Her temper fits are rare (and very very minor) and usually there is a real reason for her having one. Even then they are nothing like 2-3 year old fits usually are. I suppose that could be a problem in some ways..not sure. I prefer to believe that in that respect she is just a very good kid!

This weekend things will get busy as well. We are heading to St Jude for Savannah's 3 month MRI of her brain tumor. Please pray that things stay stable and there is no growth or increase in brightness and that no new lesions are found.

Well, now that I have written a book...that is all for now. Will write more soon! Take Care, readers. I will leave you with the picture I found on the contains one of my favorite Bible verses ever.. Jeremiah 29:11


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