I haven’t blogged in a while. Since school started we have been busy. Jesse with his duel enrollment and him not driving has made me a taxi driver. However, I would rather drive him and know he is safe than for him to drive and not be ready. Clay and I didn’t mind hanging out in town when we could play at the park and walk, but when the weather turned cold it hasn’t been fun! We are ready for a good, long Christmas break! With that said I will catch everyone one up with what has been going on.
We have attended two Buddy Walks. Atlanta and Chattanooga Buddy Walks. We had fun at both. I am so thankful to everyone that donated and attended.Atlanta Buddy Walk was very hot, it was in October.
The Chattanooga Buddy Walk we were cold. It was the first weekend in November. Both were great. My niece designed the Atlanta Buddy Walk shirt.
Check out that great shirt by Kristen! She is so talented.
Then between the two Walks we did Halloween. We went with a Grinch theme. Clay loved his costume until the day of Halloween. He wouldn’t wear it, but he loved riding in the sled.
We went all out!!
Once Halloween is done I get excited for Christmas and start decorating. I don’t know if the tree is going to make it until Christmas. Clay has pulled ornaments off and some part of his body has to touch it as he goes by it. He also has tried three times to open presents that are under the tree. Clay is ready for Christmas. Trust me I didn’t forget about Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving! We ate three different Thanksgiving meals. I cooked for two. We had a wonderful time with family.
The week of Thanksgiving we had Clay’s yearly blood work done. I came back that his thyroid was slightly elevated. Clay hasn’t been himself for over a month and I thought it was due to the ear infection he had. However, now I think it might have been thyroid related. Plus, he hadn’t been sleeping well either. Today is Monday December 3rd and Clay has been on medicine for his thyroid since Friday. Today has been the first day that I feel like Clay has been himself. He did amazing at school, but he was the only student today. Clay does better one on one, so it may not be the medicine regulating him. He just enjoyed having everyone’s attention. Clay will be four this month and his school IEP is coming up Thursday. His teacher and I talked some today about Clay’s options. She feels he is pre-k ready. He knows his color, ABC’s, and is ready for more interaction. She feels he will do well in full inclusion. Now to decide where to send him!!! When we got home, put the groceries and ate. It was nap time. Clay was a little stinker. I laid down with him and Clay says in a crazy voice “I love you honey.” So I say it back in a crazy voice. He laughed so hard and I started laughing too. I love hearing his laugh. He kept that up for about five minutes. Anything to try not to sleep. After that tactic he started kissing. I am a sucker for kisses. It took me an hour to get him asleep. So I got him asleep and snuck out, hoping to get a couple hours to myself to get somethings done. As I started this blog I heard his door crept open! That turkey only slept twenty minutes! No me Time! Oh well!
Clay also started a new program called “So Happy to Learn,” we are enjoying it so much. Terry Brown that started the program is out of California, she specializes in teaching kids with Down syndrome. Clay and I both are really enjoying it. I seen her on the show Born This Way, she was working with Rocco on the show. I soon found her and joined the program. Clay is doing amazing things! Don’t limit me!
I hope everyone had a great Halloween, Thanksgiving and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.