I think of blogging often, but reality and truth is that I have no time or energy. So much has happened in our lives, that it's almost impossible to play catch up and document. So maybe I won't and I'll start at where we are today.
Right now, the trio is asleep. We just spent 2 hours at their Toddler and Two's group and my brain feels like it hurts. I am on every single second, way more than when we are home. It's vigilant watching. Being aware of where 3 little bodies are at all times is exhausting. It's singing and talking and reading and lots and lots of teaching....
"we go up the slide, down the slide, your turn, his turn, her turn, wash hands, sit please, plates are not for banging, your mouth is too full, get another one, say sorry, good job, please and thank you..."
...and non stop x three for two hours. Then there is the 25 minute ride home...and sometimes there is silence. I've gotten quite good at tuning out the toddler songs, and that's when I remembered our blog today.
A little bit about their group. It is run by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program. It's a step before preschool. They play, sit in circle and have snack with other children, with mommy there. Marcos continues to have mild hearing loss, and the coordinator is nice enough to let me bring the whole gang. There are some sounds Marcos does not hear, and since this can significantly affect his development, he is being closely watched. Thankfully, his expressive speech has made significant progress (putting 2 words together) but Marcos continues to be tested often. Testing a toddler is quite difficult so we have to be patient and keep waiting for the official diagnosis...(meaning it may never improve). Most likely he has an abnormality in the middle ear or a tiny bone never fully developed. Mild hearing loss is easily fixed with a hearing aid.
Our summer schedule has us at story time on Tuesdays, Toddlers and Two's on Wednesday, Early Intervention on Thursdays, and Physical Therapy on Fridays. That's just the trio. Isabella has swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays and dance on Wednesdays. She is at farm camp this week. Yes, farm camp...only in Petaluma, and if the trio only knew where big sis is at, they would be so mad they don't get to see animals everyday! Then there's the park, the grocery store, and errands plus the cooking and the feeding, the never ending laundry and so much more...
Back to today. Here are pictures of Sofia...painting an ice cream out of pink shaving cream during group. A first for her...oh, how her sister loved doing this. At their age, my Bella was a pro at art projects. The boys lasted only a few seconds before they were off to cause trouble.
Oh little blog...hope I visit you again soon, and friends...if you are reading, I miss you all and hope to catch up soon.