Thursday, September 29, 2011

Long time coming......

Seriously, where does the time go? I can not believe that close to 5 months have flown by since my last blog post. :(

We had a very busy summer. Ken had some changes at work and while the changes meant more income, it also meant more time spent at work. Lillian is a VERY active "preschooler" now. We have been implementing many changes for her. We placed her in a "parents morning out" program two days a week during the summer. We did this to help the transition of starting preschool easier this past September. She has also recently started speech therapy (through our local public school system.. she is getting ready to age out of our early Intervention) program. So, she is in Preschool two days a week; speech the other two days, and we started a ballet class for 2/3 year olds this past week. The speech therapist said that she has an  receptive and expressive language delay and a articulation disorder. We are in the process of obtaining a FULL evaluation through the public schools... OT, PT and testing for special education preschool. Which, I thought we had already "tested" for preschool when they informed that she was "to intelligent"  (not complaining!) for the program. Her speech therapist said that there was nothing in her file about testing results for preschool.... hmmmm..... There will be a FULL work out now. They don't want to mess with "the momma!"  

As she gets older, we notice the differences between her and her peers more and more. Don't get me wrong... I would not change her for the WORLD! She is wonderfully and perfectly made. We adore her. :)

During her 1st dance class, she was a bit out of control.... She had a GREAT time but, would NOT listen to the teacher... ran and screeched the entire time. Five years ago, I would have looked at the parents of a child that behaved like her like they were "failing" some how. Oh how God has opened my eyes and given me so much understanding and compassion and taught me to NEVER EVER judge anyone!