It's been a busy week around these parts. Here's what we've been up to!
On Tuesday night, AC had a Christmas Program at school. She had to be dressed in her Sunday best and be there at 6:30. Overall, the night was a success. She enjoyed herself and behaved well for the most part. Hopefully, I will have a little video to share of her center-stage meltdown and her quick recovery when "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" began. In the meantime, I have a few pictures below.
On Wednesday, AC went to school, Gracie went to the vet, and Daddy had his office Christmas party. All three of these events were successes.
On Thursday (today), AC had a formal speech evaluation. She had an informal evaluation at school 2 months ago where they recommended she be screened more formally and comprehensively. So this morning a speech therapist came to our house and did the evaluation. I'm so very happy to report that she did wonderfully. Her scores were completely average for her age range and therefore she doesn't qualify for speech therapy services. She talks a lot. It just isn't always clear. I had had concerns a few months ago, but I believe starting preschool has been therapy in itself. Her speech has developed remarkably since she started in August. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Speaking of shoulders, my dad had surgery on his shoulder this morning to repair a torn rotator cuff. Everything went well and he is recovering at home. Pray for my mom and brother, his nurses! Ha!
This evening AC and I played with Daddy's shaving cream. She LOVED making herself look like Santa. She kept saying, "Ho, ho, ho!"
All of the students at her school singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." She's on the front row right in front of the kneeling teacher who assisted her during her meltdown.
And finally...a birthday cake for Jesus. They all sang "Happy Birthday" and blew out the candle. Very sweet.
And the festivities aren't over. We have a big Christmas party at school tomorrow and "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday. I'm anxious to see how she will react to sitting on the Big Man's lap! More fun pictures are sure to come!!