Friday, May 21, 2010

This Week: The Good, the Bad, the Olympic

Good news ~I am on the mend. Feeling like myself and getting lots accomplished this week. Bad news? Isaiah tested positive for strep this week. He's no longer considered "contagious", but his pediatrican prescribed a 10-day course of antibiotics. Apparently that strep is some nasty stuff left untreated.

Zay seems no worse for the wear these days. In fact, he won an Olympic medal yesterday. It was his school's annual Special Olympics "Challenge Day". It is a chance for the special needs kids to show off their skills under the direction and guidance of the physical therapist and adaptive physical education teacher. When we saw Isaiah's name on the program under the slalom event, I knew things were going to get interesting.

When Isaiah shot out of the gate with the biggest grin on his face, I didn't think I'd be able to hold the camera steady enough to photograph anything. All bets were off when the group of assembled pre-K and kindergarteners from the the "regular" classrooms started chanting "I-ZAY-AH!" while shaking their blue and gold pom-pons. I thought my heart might burst. My baby boy being cheered, not jeered, by his peers.

Serpentine! Serpentine!

And to top if off, Daddy was right there at the finish line to reward him for all of his hard work and determination.

We are officially moved into our new place, which is practically right around the corner from my mom. (After living overseas for 7 years and on the West Coast for almost 3, our families aren't getting rid of us that easily. If we could have afforded one of the houses that are for sale on her street, we'd be all over it). We found a great older house with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and one sweet Man Cave. The kids were sold on the ginormous backyard.

We are still stumbling over boxes, but it's already feeling like home.


BLOOM - Parenting Kids With Disabilities said...

I love the expression on Isaiah's face! Congrats!

Jamie said...

Aww, Sharon the pictures of Isaiah made me tear up!! Go Isaiah!