Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Let the Madness Begin.....


The kids have been counting the days.

I've been counting the days.

It seems like I have a ton of laundry with school clothes and play clothes.

I'm over it - school, that is.  I've been pretty checked out for a while now.  Not the best "school mom" this past month or so.  Apparently, that anticipation for summer break never really goes away as you age.

I would love for someone to come and do all my laundry.

Unfortunately, summer isn't going to be a super-relaxing time for everyone.  The 'big kids' had big dreams of lounging around at home, playing in their little pool, riding bikes and having camp outs every night.  Unfortunately, I, being the big bubble-burster informed them that they would, indeed, be attending Clubhouse and Daycare on the weekdays.

I will likely do laundry.

We are, instead of staying at home to play all day, embarking on an exciting new journey. Next Monday, thanks to the outpouring of love and support of friends, family, & perfect strangers, Noodle begins her Hyperbaric Treatment at Wisconsin Integrative Hyperbaric Center.  We are so excited about this opportunity and, as with any new treatment, are approaching it with guarded optimism.  Many children have experienced amazing outcomes.  Our greatest hope for her is and always has been comfort and happiness.  If we can achieve that, we have won!  If, by some miracle, this treatment helps her to progress with skills and make gains, well then that is a huge bonus.  Along with her hyperbarics, we'll be doing added PT, OT and cranial sacral therapy to try and get the maximum benefits.  It will be pretty intense few months.

Esen will also amp up PT and OT this summer and all of the kids will have various medical appointments to get out of the way. 
July will bring three weeks of Summer School for all four kids and the first time riding the school bus for Noodle!  Another very exciting milestone. 

More school clothing - more laundry.

Kevin and I are trying to carve out some time here and there to work on some home projects. 

We do laundry - a lot of laundry.

Weekends are low-key and we try to let the kids just be free to do whatever they wish.  Lots of fort-building, water fights, 'camping,' and general silliness. 

Did I mention the laundry?

Happy Summer Everyone!!


Michelle said...

Laundry it is! haha....It is my nemesis too!
Sounds like you will have a very therapeutic summer for everyone else! Make sure you take some time for you Shannon!

Kimberly said...

Happy Summer, Shannon
Wish there was an AA picnic in our future so we could catch up in person :)