Archive for April 18th, 2007

Random ?’s from Carrie ~ Pre-K ~ Bear

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Today has been another great day! It is again shortly after two and it feels like a full day.
This morning Izzy’s SE teacher Barbara (whom I LOVE!) called to check on the casts… to which I told her what happened yesterday and then she wanted to schedule her IEP. Now, IEP’s are always something I don’t love to do, but the team that works with Izzy are so amazing it really is painless. Anyway, Barbara said that Margaret (speech therapist)

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Almost two years ago on enrollment night for Izzy’s first day in her special class, I went to meet the teachers and take her supplies. I met Margaret the speech therapist and said, “Oh, you’ll be working with Izzy?” to which she replied without a smile, “Yes, it will be a challenge.” Now this didn’t go over very well with me. I didn’t want her near my Iz with that attitude!

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said that Izzy really does take in a lot of information and that she needs more input… So… they are enrolling her in the normal Pre-K class for Fall! She will be scheduled to go back to her other class some if it is too hectic… but, isn’t it wonderful? Margaret has completely changed her attitude about Izzy and has become a champion for working to help her.
I am just mouth dropped open amazed at how God works things out when you give it all to Him. My prayer is that Izzy can walk into her pre-K class next Fall!

The session with Bear went very well and I am glad again that we didn’t have casts. He showed us a technique using Chinese acupressure that by pressing on a spot of her calf, her foot flattened naturally. I was amazed by this! We learned too much stuff and I hope that I can retain half of it to work on this week.

On another note, Carrie has sent out these random questions (how fun, right?) and I saw that Jenna and Melody answered them and I am just getting around to doing it.

1~ Look around!! Describe to me the very first handmade *gift* your eyes run by that was made for YOU from one of your children. Then, tell me why you have it displayed where you do.
Well, I have pictures on the fridge of Emelia and Izzy that they made at school. I can’t see anything else sitting around. I suppose I’m a bad mommy in that sense :o(.

2~ Looking back on our childhood, we all can remember something we *always* wanted as a kid, but just never got. What is the one thing you can still remember to this day that you never had the *joy* of receiving?
A swimming pool. I always wanted a pool in our backyard. My dad finally relented and we had help putting in an above ground pool that was built inground so it was deeper on one end. We left for vacation and I couldn’t wait to get home and finish filling up that pool. There was a freak tornado that came through the last night we were gone, the only damage done was that pool was destroyed. My dad took it as a sign and would not put in another one. (he got me a water bed instead)… Anyway, odd that my own backyard pool is what caused izzy’s near drowning. Maybe I should have listened the first time? The pool is still here. I take care of it, chlorine etc. It is hard sometimes because of what it represents to me. I have a hard time getting in it at all. We felt like it was an important lesson for our other children when the accident happened… they asked, “Are you going to destroy the pool?” And Matt replied, “No, we’re going to build a fence around it and keep it locked. The pool is not responsible, it was just an accident.” The kids still love swimming and are the first to ask if we can get it ready for the Summer.

3~ What is one phobia that you have that others may find silly? I’m not talking fear of snakes. I mean *silly*, as in, others just don’t get why on earth you’re scared of *that*?
This was easy… GERMS. I am a total germphobe. I carry antibacterial gel in my purse, car, every room in my house. I wash my hands a lot… My kids hold their hands out every time we get in the car for their squirt of gel. I rub it on the basket handle at stores… I am over the top freaky about it.

4~ Name one saying that you made up out of the blue. Nobody in the general public would know what you meant by it but your family is all too aware of exactly what you mean when the words spout out.
“My cousin came to town.” This is what I tell matt to let him know it is ‘that time’ of the month.

5~ You have the power to grant one miracle to someone outside of your own family. This miracle can not be frivolous. Who would you grant this miracle to. What would the miracle be? How would you go about granting it?
Since Izzy is in my own family and Jenna and Melody already used her :o)… I think my mind is on Heather right now. I would take that tumor right out of her brain instantly.

That was fun! The way this is supposed to go is for anyone who wants to be randomized by me to let me know in my comments. I will come up with 5 questions for you and you can answer them on your own blog. Join in, it’s fun! And let me know when you have your answers posted so I can come see! And thank you, Carrie, for the questions! I enjoyed it.

OH! One more thing… I checked the update a little bit ago and the love offering for Heather was at $5150 at 1:30 p.m. CST!!! Isn’t that awesome?

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