Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blast from the Past - Summer Fun

i figured you might want to check out a few pictures from our summer fun.  if you are a follower of The Littlest Cowboy you might know that our summer, especially August and September were really tough.  we did have some good times though and i'm glad we were able to document them!

first up - Wyatt's sister Anna visited for a week long sleepover!  it was super fun.  and as you can see, Wyatt loved having another kid around.  she was sweet with him and brought him a lovely present - a cuddly penguin.  she is a thoughtful little 5 year old.  at one point she told me, "you know that guy who is in a wheelchair but is very, VERY, smart?  I think Wyatt will be like him."  i'm pretty sure she meant Stephen Hawking.  a mother can only dream... :)  

next up - a little trip to the mountains for the family (our first and only family vacation to date, a 3-day weekend to the Poconos for a family reunion).   this was Wyatt's first experience in the pool.  he enjoyed it (though you can't tell from the expression on his face) and we even got a season pass to the pool in our neighborhood.  we used it a ton in June and July, but when Wy got too sick in August, not so much.  

These family shots are from a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo.  they have a evening called "Dream Night at the Zoo".  it's a chance for special needs families to explore the park.  it was packed with people of all abilities and we had a good time.  though i think Wy liked the people more than the animals! 

and here you have Wyatt with his globe-trotting grandparents.  they were back for a super fun visit.  as you can see they make him giggle.  we had a short but sweet visit with Grandpa a few weeks ago, and we miss Grammie tons.  hurry home!!

more to come, including pictures from Wyatt's birthday party.  yes, he's almost 27 months now.  I KNOW.  but enjoy these smiles for now.  they have been getting more frequent and chubby in the past month, so you know they'll be good.  love!

Friday, October 22, 2010

No More Promises

it's become very clear that i am not made out for the blogging world.  i haven't updated since Wyatt's last visit to the hospital and it's not because there's nothing going on!  i'm taking full responsibility though, and have to admit that it's because my job really picked up.
i'll toot my own horn for a moment and brag about the conference i attended where i presented the research i've been conducting.  that work kept me very busy.  and right now i'm procrastinating and not writing the paper that should go along with it!  oh yeah, i also got a new job!  i'm super excited about it - i'll be teaching yoga and conducting research at the Falk Laboratory School !  seriously, they have a resident yoga teacher?  yes.  and i'm her.  it's a beautiful new building in the middle of campus and it just seems like the right place for me.
one of the perks is that my children will be able to go there for free - a private school in the city!  a dream!  except, wait a minute...what about Wyatt?  right now he attends a super program for super special kids.  a daycare/preschool program called Child's Way.  we love it.  he loves it.  they take care of him so well.  but i know that 3 years old means transitions to new schools and so we are already dreading thinking about the where's and how's and even the if's.  and we are getting close.
what i wouldn't give for my Wyatt to go to this school.  my new boss, was sweet and pointed out that special needs kids are accepted and cared for, even those that require nurses...but, i tried to explain.  he's really special.  and i've already decided that i don't want him to be the most special.
so i guess i'll be the one to go to the private school in the city for now...
and i'm not going to promise that i'll post pictures soon.  apparently i'm not good at keeping that promise!