Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Resume Play

I pushed the pause button on this blog some months ago.


For one, our life as Chi Alpha interns has been pretty consuming.  As you know we moved to Southern Illinois, last August to complete a one year internship at SIU in Carbondale.   It's been wonderful...just very, very busy. 

So, that's been one reason for the silence here. 

Also though, it's been a year of listening....and learning....   And I've pushed pause in several areas in my life, this blog being only one of them.   Not that life has slowed down or stopped in any way.  But I think there are seasons when you need to do less talking and more listening.  This last year has been one of those seasons. 

Kids certainly don't stop their growing though and since this blog is mostly dedicated to the story of our boys and their adventures, it's time to hit "Resume Play" and keep telling that story. 

It's always hard to know where to start when you haven't posted in such a long time. 

It'll take me a bit to get caught up.

But for tonight, I'll leave you with pictures since they do the talking for themselves.  We were so blessed that BOTH boys were able to attend preschool this past school year.  Free of charge, by the way!  Everyday.  For 2.5 hours.  And they loved it.    I was sort of worried.  Since yours truly hated preschool. I matter-of-factly told my parents some 30 (gasp!) yrs ago, "I don't want to go to preschool anymore. They don't learn me nothin' there!". I wondered if the boys would enjoy themselves. 

They really did love it though and still talk about their classmates and teachers, even though we're 2 months into summer break now. 


Enjoy the pics!!

Walking in on the last day of school!  They're wearing their class shirts. :)

Luke putting his folder away ALL BY HIMSELF!  (yes, his teachers worked REALLY hard  to get him to do this!)


Group time.  Luke improved leaps and bounds this school year!!















They were singing a song for us parents. The words of the song go "Put your toes to your nose!"  Thank to his very low muscle tone, Luke was the best at this!!  He thought it was pretty hilarious. And it was. :))

















"Graduation" Day!

Luke and his teacher (who retired this year after 35 yrs in Special Education)  Teachers are saints, I'm tellin' ya!
Caleb writing in his journal.


Caleb graphing.

Caleb--snack time with his friends.