If you know me you know that I am not a procrastinator. However, I know Alayna just turned 2, don't panic and think I have totally gone off the deep end (at least not yet).
As Jason is on vacation this week and probably won't have another vacation until late spring or early summer we thought we would go visit the preschool through our local school district so that we can begin to figure out what placement we think is best for Alayna for next year.
The school Alayna attends now has a preschool program but, after visiting our local school preschool we are strongly leaning towards it. It was fantastic, it is housed in a brand new elementary building that opened in August which is minutes away from our home which doesn't hurt either.
One of the early childhood special educators that we met has a 21 year old son with ds. She immediately spotted Alayna and called dibs on her to be in her class for next year!
Alayna would attend this school for the next 3 years. At 3 & 4 she would go three days a week in the mornings then when she turns 5 she would be in the preK class everyday in the afternoons.
We are really thankful her birthday is in October so she will be a little older in her class giving her a little extra time to prepare for kindergarten.
After our preschool visit I was able to slip over and surprise a handsome 7 year old for his lunchtime, as he eats at 12:30 (prime nap time for Alayna) I haven't made it over to eat with him this year. He was really excited I came to see him.
On Saturday, I went to a retreat for our church. Jason and the kids went to a pumpkin patch and had a great day. Here are a few pictures from their day.
While we were touring the preschool Alayna's nurse called to say that her tonsil, adenoid and ear tube surgery is November 29th! We are on a call list in case someone else cancels, we are hoping to get it done earlier so that we aren't around the hospital in prime sickness season.