Thursday, August 18, 2016

Catching up!!

Wow it's been a while! I know I say that each time but blogging these days is tough for me to accomplish! These boys keep me on my toes for sure! And when I have a free moment I tend to put my feet up and close my eyes! 

A LOT has happened since I last wrote. First and foremost, Evan is now a SIX YEAR OLD!!!! We celebrated his birthday on June 9 and then had his whole class over for a party that following weekend. He was a very excited and happy kid to have all of his buddies come play and celebrate. 

After our many birthday celebrations, Evan finished off his school year as a Kindergartener. So he is officially a first grader! Ahhhhh! I can't believe it! Evan's school is very special. He is surrounded by love and support and we couldn't ask for a better community to live in. This year, as the 6th graders moved up to the high school, they choose someone to dedicate their yearbook to. And can you take a guess at who they chose?? Check out this video. My little man walking up to accept the honor!!

(Sorry about the quality, the sound is all you really need!)

After the school year was over we kept busy doing summer activities. We took a family vacation to the Cape and then up to the Green Mountains in VT to camp. Evan just LOVES to camp. I was always a bit worried how we would work it out considering, camping isn't the cleanliest   experience. Fortunately our good friends live a mile from a beautiful camp area. We have the experience of true camping with a home and bath tub at our fingertips when need be. 

Between trips to the lake, trips to Action Wildlife, adventures walking through the grocery store to pick out snacks (which is his first choice) and the therapy/summer school he attended, we kept pretty busy. Now the summer is winding down and we have a few weeks left to enjoy. 

Another very exciting change for Evan is that he finally got his wheelchair! He's been very anxious to get it and couldn't be happier. I am so proud of him and how well he can maneuver this thing! He will be bringing it to school as his main source of independence.