Monday, November 2, 2009

Our Fall Schedule and One Cute Cow

With our kids at ages 1, 3, 5 and 6, they are going in four separate directions during the week. Jenna is in 1st grade and is at school 7 hours a day 5 days a week, Tanner goes to Pre-K for 3 hours a day 5 days a week, and Parker goes to preschool 3 hours a day 3 days a week. Jenna, Tanner and Parker all take swimming lessons once a week, Jenna has gymnastics once a week, Jenna and Tanner both play soccer once a week and Jenna goes to an art class once a week and Daisy's once a month. Brennan currently has therapy 4 times a week. One hour each with a physical therapist, speech therapist and developmental specialist (who all come to our house), then one and a half hours at our local early intervention center where he attends a playgroup run by a physical therapist and two occupational therapists. One half hour is spent in their therapy room working on gross motor skills and the remaining hour is like preschool where they have a snack, circle time and play time. The amount of therapy he has seems right for him and for our family. Brennan's service coordinator recently asked if we'd like to add any services and I felt confident saying that we wouldn't. Three of Brennan's four therapies are scheduled while his siblings are at school, which I really like. It lets me focus on his therapies while also not taking time away from my other kids. So, there you have it - our fall schedule. And, just for fun, a picture of one cute cow on Halloween night with his Grandma.

5 comments:

mauimom said...

Whew, I'm worn out just reading the schedule! But it is all fun, and does not last long because those kids just grow up so fast! It is striking the differences in therapy availability from state to state. Sylas is 6 mths, and he is allowed only one main therapy which is PT, 3x/mth. Other therapies are allowed on a "consult" basis which means 1 time/mth.

Emily said...

Wow... your schedule sounds a lot like mine with my 4 kiddos in school and therapy! I hope you have a fabulous month! Cute picture!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Your schedule sounds all too familiar! It's craziness but it's all good. It just makes the months fly by, doesn't it? Love your little moo cow :)!

Becca said...

You sound as hectic as we do! :-)

And your little man is an ADORABLE cow! :-) tell aunt susan hi too!

Shauna Yule Brasseur said...

That is such a great photo of them both. I wish we'd have been there so that our little cows could have been together!