Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to School

It's been a while since we last updated, but we've had a busy summer!  This was Mikan's first summer off in three years.  He was able to attend several camps and other extracurriculars including gymnastics and swimming.  Today was his first day of first grade.  He was brimming with excitement waiting for the bus.  I can't believe how fast he's growing up.  He has recently become more interested in playing with his siblings and he and Anica have enjoyed spending more time together this summer playing make-believe and making their own movies (Usually some version of what they call "Mean Boy Steals Little Girl's Basket').

Mikan's current interests include: Pangea and the evolution of the continents, galaxies, nebulas, and stars.

A brief medical update:
Mikan had previous tests confirmed that revealed a low frequency hearing loss in both ears.  We explored the possibility of hearing aids, but they are not covered by any of his insurance policies.  We are going to try an FM system that amplifies sound for him in school first before we make any final decisions about hearing aids.  He functions well without any support, he just asks for things to be repeated sometimes.

On the balance beam

Our butterflies are finally coming out!

First grader

Waiting for the bus