It seems just yesterday that we were starting summer break and suddenly I'm seeing summer coming to an abrupt halt pretty quickly here.
We have had a wonderful, carefree summer with no commitments and just time to enjoy being a family of two. It is still my hope that this is the last summer we are a family of two and that by next year at this time, we will have added another child to our family. It is all in the hands of the power that be and depends on if the right match comes along before then. I pray each night that God direct the situation the way it is meant to be and to help me to cope if its not the way that I want it to be.
Mikey is growing up before my eyes. We had his FSCD meeting the other day (the government agency that supplies funding for a community support/respite worker for him) and the worker started asking about all the things that we had listed as challenges for Mikey last year at this time and I was shocked to realize that we were so far removed from some of those things that I had completely forgotten about them. We are not without our challenges but some of the toughest stuff that we have faced over the years seems to be getting better. Its amazing to come out the other side and breath.
His biggest accomplishment of the summer is that he is getting ever so much better at playing the Wii and also getting much better in the pool. He is not quite swimming on his own yet but he is right there on the edge of it. I'm still thinking we might nail that before the end of the summer. The things he has done this summer are just what kids are supposed to do in the summer.
Mikey starts his second daycamp tomorrow. He attended on a few weeks ago that was a gymnastics camp with a water theme. Tomorrow he was supposed to start a sign language day camp but they did not have enough chlidren registered so he will be in a Bug daycamp instead. I will be using the time while he is in the camp to get some things ready at school.
Next week we are going to get away before school starts. I've booked us in to a hotel in Sylvan Lake where they have beaches, waterslides (a great outdoor one), boat tours, mini-golf and go-carts all within walking distance. We will be there from Monday through Thursday and then heading home through Calgary so Mikey can get yet another Build-a-Bear (still one of his greatest toys). I'm hoping that a friend from highschool will come down the weekend we get back to help with some more preparations for school to start.
Then on Wednesday of that week, I'm back at it. Mikey will be with his community support/respite worker for those 3 days. On Monday, July 31 we both begin our 4th year in our respective schools. Its crazy how quickly its all gone. This is technically Mikey's grade 5 year and should be his last year in the elementary school. I'm a bit nervous about him not being ready to move to middle school but we will wait until a ways in to the year to start figuring out the next year.
Okay... that was a big old update. Hope anyone reading is enjoying their summer!