Sunday, June 27, 2010

First Two Weeks Back at Work

Well, I survived my first two weeks back at work - it was nice to get almost a normal paycheck this week! And, Alex has done well in "school." He is at The Learning Vine which is right around the corner from the hospital where I work. He is actually in a K3 class where they have lessons and in the fall, he will have homework.

He has been pretty good in"school." I know that he has gotten time-out twice. Once for hitting another little boy with a block. I knew this because he said, "Miss Amanda say, NO! NO! NO!" When I asked him what he did, he told me that he did this (with a hitting motion with his hand.) I asked if he hit someone and he said, "yep!" So, of course, we had the talk about hitting.

Then, in the car he told me that he got timeout for running inside.

The Learning Vine has a behavior system that is a stop light. If they are on green they had a good day (0-2 corrections), yellow is 3-5 corrections and red is 6 or more corrections. So far, every day, Alex has been on green every day.

They had Bible School last week and the asked the children to wear cowboy hats, boots, etc. Alex doesn't have cowboy boots yet, but we got him a hat and a red bandanna and he wore it until he got into the building and he took it off. I don't think any of the kids wore them all day.

Friday when I went to pick him up, all of the children were int he music center listening to Jason Aldean's "Big Green Tractor", sung by children. Alex said everybody was dancing.

We are very please with his school and he seems to be very happy there.

Alex has his first dentist visit next Wednesday at 7:30am! I am sure he will do good because he has at all his doctor visits. He goes for his follow-up with the specialist in Greenville on August 20th and we hope he will then be released.

Work has been busy for me. I walked back in on the 14th and a new schedule was due out on the 18th. I got it out this past Tuesday. Although we have set schedules, I have to attempt to fill the needs from vacation, leaves, etc. before it is posted. I usually have two weeks to do this, but I survived!

Alex and I had dinner Friday night with friends, Rhonda, Randy and Jackie. Alex just loves them all, but especially clings to Jackie. I had to explain all the way home that Jackie and Rhonda were not coming home with us. I told him that Jackie was going to his mama's house and he thought that meant Alex's mama's house! He did finally understand though.

I have had a bad sinus infection all weekend and just taken it easy. Right now, Alex is in the kitchen with Tim and I love listening to the conversation. Alex is bad about grabbing things off the counter and running with them when you are trying to work. He just did that and was threatened with a trip to his room. He immediately said, "I be good boy!" Before that, he was playing with his keyboard and telling Tim about "musica." I also heard him say, "no sir, Daddy, no sir!" Wonder where he heard that from?

We continue to love and enjoy our little one.

Love to all,
R & T & A

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