Monday, October 29, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
After watching Toy Story 2 several times, and having me read the book to him several more, Ethan started to 'read' it to me. Notice how he runs his fingers along the words as he tells the story by the pictures. Knowing a little bit about the movie and characters might help you understand better what he is saying.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Ethan in front of school.
Running after Brandon heading into school.
Ethan is now going to school during the mornings and having a great time and doing well. He loves to follow along and do what his friends are doing. Even thought he's in a kindergarten classroom, he is the youngest in the class, he only made the cut off my 6 days, and we're viewing this as a pre-k year and planning on kindergarten again next year. This year we hope will give him a good base and help him get caught up developmentally with the other kids around his age.
It's hard to believe but yesterday, on October 17th we've had Ethan with us for 6 months. It has been an exciting time.
So much has happened in the last 6 months. He has gone from living in an orphanage in China, to living in a family in the United States. We have made it through two surgeries, one to detether his spinal cord in May, and to place a shunt to relieve pressure from hydrocephalus in September. A new diagnosis this month of narcolepsy with medication that has been working great!!! Ethan is so much more alert and awake now and he has been just blossoming developmentally. Ethan has also started school part days in a kindergarten classroom that will help him catch up academically and developmentally to help him be ready for kindergarten next year.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
All that hard work deserves a Popsicle.
Okay, that's close enough, goat.
Brandon didn't mind getting up close and personal with the animals.
Ethan kept thinking that the donkey's were 'little bit horseys."
What does a pig say?
What does a puppy say?
Brandon in the scoop of a Cat.