The End of Summer

Ok, so it’s been a little longer than I wanted between blogs.  Mostly because I’m just now sending out invites to my blog!  Live has been a little crazy lately. 
Eli was evaluated for special education services last week.  He has Sensory Integration Dysfunction (for those of you unfamiliar run out quick and grab a copy of “The Out of Sync Child!).  He is one of the most intelligent children I know but his poor little body keeps him from gathering and sharing all of the knowledge that he has.  He has difficulty focusing fully on any given task because he is too aware of everything going on around him.  He has difficulty calming his body once it’s wound up.  He doesn’t sleep well at night because he can’t relax his body enough to get into a deep sleep.  All of these things combined are beginning to cause some behaviors in him.  Combine that with the fact that he is so intelligent and we are unable to keep up with him so he’s bored.  I thank God everyday for his amazing teacher!  She has helped us through this entire process and will be there for Eli no matter the outcome.  She’s already thinking ahead to school age and who he should have for his next teacher and whether or not we should consider skipping grades in the future.  His therapist is also the most amazing woman I’ve ever met.  She has lost sleep at night trying to figure out ways to help him.  We have a meeting on October 1st to discuss the results of his evaluation as well as multiple observations that will be taking place over the next few weeks.  I look forward to and dread the outcome all at the same time.  I just want him to get the help he needs….
Keegan is looking forward to starting his first day of preschool tomorrow!  We had an open house last week at preschool and he couldn’t stop smiling:)  He didn’t even talk the entire time we were there.  For those of you who know Keegan, you know that’s saying a lot!  He also gets to start playing soccer this coming weekend!  He couldn’t be a happier boy right now!

We sent summer out with a blast!  We took the boys to their very first Detroit Tiger’s game last weekend.  They LOVED it!  Keegan had a goofy grin on his face until about the 5th inning.  He couldn’t believe that he was there:)  Eli couldn’t stop talking about all of the players he likes to watch on TV and how they were right there in front of him!

We also spend this past weekend at the family cabin in northern Michigan.  It was beautiful!  78 degrees every day.  We got to swim and play outside the entire weekend.  There were plenty of smores to be had and fun around the campfire.  Papa built a ropes course for the boys that they had a blast with.  Eli enjoyed shooting a bow and arrows all weekend.  Keegan loved chasing grasshoppers.
So, we say goodbye to summer and hello to another school year filled with fun, laughter, adventure and anything else that might be thrown our way.  We welcome fall with open arms and look forward to the warm apple cider, beautiful leaves and sweatshirt weather it brings.  Happy fall to everyone! 

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About Brotherly Love

I am a mom, partner, teacher and a lover of life. I have two fabulous boys who define my life as I know it. One of my children has been diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder, Asperger's and anxiety disorder. I blog as much about him as I do about my life and the lives of my immediate family.
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