Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Reid's Rockstars!!

I know that you have noticed that unbelieveably adorable curly haired cousin of ours that  shows up in lots of our pictures, right?  That's Reid - my most incredible and amazing nephew!  He is our inspiration as we prepare for our second year of participating in the Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech.  We are honored to walk as members of Reid's Rockstars!  Please consider donating to support Reid's walk team in the 2010 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech! Or even better, consider walking with us on October 2nd!

Check out our website http://www.apraxia-kids.org/pittsburghwalk/reid for more general walk information...or to join the team and walk with us on October 2nd.   If are not able to walk with us, please consider making a donation to support the cause (if you do so without joining the team, please donate in Reid's name so they'll call his name as a top fundraiser...he'd think that was cool!)

Friday, September 3, 2010

They loved it!!

The boys loved their first day!

  Ross walked in to the classroom this morning which was super crowded (20 kids, all of their parents, teachers, therapists, assorted extra staff....really crowded!) and announced, "Hi, everyone!  Hello, everyone!  Welcome to the Ross and Riley Show!  I am so glad that you all came today!"  It was hilarious and pure Ross.   He is the embodiement of "all the world's a stage." 

Riley promptly got out all of the toy trains and cars, and arranged them all right in the doorway where everyone was trying to walk.  I was happy to see that they were both so relaxed and feeling comfortable and had to laugh.

They came home happy and tired, which is perfect for a first day of school!   I am feeling really good about the classroom and hopeful that it is going to be a great year!

Excited about our first day!
Ready to leave for school!
At our new school!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The day before the First Day of School

Tomorrow is the boys' first day of school, so tonight we had a Back to School party!  They each decorated a "party hat" and wore it during dinner and then had ice cream afterwards!  I had planned to do something more exciting and elaborate, but it was my first day with students and I got home late from work and barely even had time to get that together.  It was still a little fun and silly way to get them excited about going to school tomorrow and it worked!  Ross spent the rest of the evening talking about circle time and school and Riley was trying to decide if he was going to tell me everything fun when he gets home tomorrow or make me guess what happened.

I hope they have a wonderful day!