We had our meeting with the school district yesterday. It went fairly quick ~ there was some give and take ~ although the goals set up for Thomas are wonderful I am still not happy with the time allotted for speech therapy. So, we will give it a few months and if I don't think that Thomas is progressing like I think he should than I will request a change be made (and more meetings,etc.)
I pray that the IEP, as it is, will be perfect for Thomas. We will continue with our private SLP for as long as needed ~ carrying along our communication notebook so our private SLP, Thomas' TOD and the school's SLP can all communicate to one another.
These past few days have been quiet with no Dad or Big Brother. It has been nice to not get up at the crack of dawn and rush around and get things done. Thomas and I have been taking it easy, especially in the mornings. He wakes up ~ brings his toys in my room~ crawls up on my bed and snuggles in next to me. Sometimes we fall back asleep but we usually end up talking (he is becoming a pretty good lip reader) or watching the news (or playhouse disney)~ by this time his ears are on!
My older boys are expected home sometime Sunday evening or Monday afternoon (depending on when they leave). Until than, Thomas and I are going to enjoy the peace and quiet and have fun playing with play doh, magic sand, toys, playing school and pretending to be on the school bus (this is when we are in the car going someplace). Thomas and the "kids" are on the bus and I am the bus driver. He will say different things like "OK, kids, put your seat belts on"..."Kids, you have to be quiet"..."Kids, were almost at school". It's pretty cute. Thomas has such a wonderful imagination ~ you can't help but get wrapped up in it and feel like a little kid again. We went to the mall to get his pictures taken today and he even had the photographer involved in his story.
Just a few more lazy mornings ~ and we are going to thoroughly enjoy them before we are back to the hustle and bustle of our regular routine!