Today was picture day! I scheduled it for 3:00 so that we could have lunch, get J his nap, and then baths and get ready to go. It worked out great! The kids did a great job and we got some nice pictures! I'm SOOOOO glad to have it over. It's the thing I dread the most of anything this time of year.
I'll post the smiles by wire or the pics when I get them next Friday or so. Now I have to get my Christmas letter done and ready to put the pic on and print. They won't make it to their destinations before Christmas, but they never do, lol.
Tomorrow we are doing some major baking. I also have to get the teachers' gifts together because there are only 2 days of school left for P before Christmas break. I'll probably drop them off on Tuesday because J's speech therapist will be coming here that day, and I'll probably be taking her out of class early on Thursday so we can get to her genetic counseling apt. on time. Tuesday just makes more sense. Except for P's Aqua Therapist who we'll see on Friday.
I've been doing more thinking on home schooling P instead of sending her to school two days per week for her therapies and a little class time. I just hate having her away from our home and it doesn't make sense to send her to school when I home school the other kids. Next year will be Kindergarten so I'm trying to figure out what to do. If anyone has some great tips on doing PT, OT, and Speech at home I would be happy to hear them. I've been looking for websites and stuff to kind of give me a schedule. She's extremely globally delayed and is just like a 10-12 month old, so we have to keep it in her learning curve. I think I just overthink it and it's not going to be as hard as I think. Plus with having her gait trainer here instead of school she can use it every day instead of twice per week. We can also do private therapies in the evening when I can just bring her and leave the other kids home with Daddy. I'm thinking of doing full blown home schooling with the other kids next year instead of Connections. I can teach them the same info because W is pretty smart for his age and they are only 14 months apart anyways. If I do it more as a lecture class instead of quiet one-on-one with each kid, P can participate too and listen to what is read. Now I have to read everything quietly to each child because "A" and "W" have different curriculum and I don't want to disturb the other one.
Anyways, lots of decisions to make. Any advice on curriculum or websites would be appreciated.