Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011!

We have had a pretty busy past few months...birthdays, school, new house, holidays, fighting Medicaid...so we are really excited about the new year and what all it has to offer and hoping things will be a little calmer around here!

Jack started school in November. It took about a week for him to get adjusted to the new teachers, classmates and schedule but her truely loves going. I mean, like getting ready in the morning, smiling and eager, ready to see "skool" and "buses", running for the door to head out and then telling you bye and waving big when you drop him off kind of LOVE! We could not be more thrilled with his school and his wonderful teachers. Jack is in a class with 7 other 3-4 year olds, he is the only one with DS. He goes Mon-Fri, all day. He is working on potty training and is eating the school food...which is a big surprise since he likes to be SUCH a picky eater for mom and dad. He also stays very busy all day...art, computer, library, music. He brings home little projects daily. We know that we made the right decision for Jack and can't wait to see what's next for him. His speech has exploded since school also, coincidence or timing?? Not sure, but he will repeat anything you ask him to and is starting to put words together.

We are still fighting with Medicaid. A supposed crack down on the Disabled Child Living at Home program has left us with denial after denial. The word is that DS is a diagnosis they are cracking down on. It all boils down to Jack "not meeting the medical criteria for institutional level of care". We have joined with Disability Rights of MS and like many other parents, are fighting! We are still working on our new house...maybe in around Spring??





















First day of school




Jack's 3rd Birthday Bash...






























2 comments:

Angie said...

wow girl..it's been a long time! i always love seeing when you post to keep up with you! jack is getting so big and i love all the pics. i need that little barn thing with no fishing posted..love that!

dancy said...

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted, I really spend a lot more time on Facebook...you need to get an account! And the old shed with the signs on the door is in my mother's back yard...it is "pappie's shop" and the boys love to ramble out there!