I got a really great deal on a kid camera the day after Thanksgiving, so we gave it to Peter for Christmas. Peter has liked the camera, but not loved it and taken pictures intermittently over the months. We kept telling him that we could put the pictures on the computer, but didn't download any of them until last night (right before our impromptu visit to the doctor - see below). The camera doesn't take a great quality picture. There are lots of pictures of flooring. We downloaded 306 photos and I've used some very inclusive standards to pare down to about 80, but there are actually some interesting ones in here. I'll share a few while I share what we've been up to lately.
Things have been crazy since we got back from vacation. I got a sinus infection that was making vacation fairly unenjoyable and we wanted to get Ned in to see the pediatric opthamologist before he left on vacation for a couple of weeks, so we came home a day early. The kind doctor confirmed our suspicions - Ned is cross-eyed and will most likely need surgery. Ned had been squinting a lot and we will notice his eyes wander in, especially when he is tired. That was Wednesday. Then yesterday afternoon, I noticed a lump on Ned's back right under a spot where he got treated for molluscum a couple of weeks ago. So, we took another trip to the doctor (remember - it takes an hour each way now, so it's definitely an event) last night and then got antibiotics for what the doctor thinks is an infection. Luckily we caught it before it turned into an abcess, so there was no painful draining in the office.
We are starting "homework" for Peter's occupational therapy which right now just consists of making him listen to his special headphones, which he claims are "too loud", so he doesn't resist them when he starts listening therapy next week. He does well if we use a timer so he can see when he'll be finished and promise an immediate reward when he's done. Peter also starts summer school next week. In our old school district, they didn't offer summer school unless your child regressed during the summer months, so I wasn't really expecting it here. Apparently, they are small enough here that they just offer it to all their special needs students. Since he's had such a rough transition to life here (I didn't tell you that he just broke down in Primary at church two weeks ago and we had to go home for a nap - he's never done that), I think it will be good to get him used to going to school before kindergarten actually starts.
I have been doing a fair amount of thrifting lately - found some great stuff while we were on vacation. The living room is almost ready for a before and after too, so hopefully the blogging will become a little more regular. Going on vacation and coming back helped get me out of my "I just moved" mode, so that should speed things up around here too. In the meantime, I hope you have a good weekend!