Year 6 – Week 17 – Day 6

This is a February potpourri, some pictures of a little of everything. We have been battling a never ending train of illnesses and it is getting really old. First Trevor had croup, then Brendan got croup with ear infections and missed a whole week of feeding therapy. Then Trevor ended up at the hospital in the middle of the night with a croup attack again. He missed his belt test and the Valentines party at his dojo. Bill and I had to cancel the date night we had arranged for the first time in easily over a year and a half. He missed a friend’s really cool birthday party. Just when Trevor was feeling better, he got pinkeye and missed his Valentine party at school and a swimming lesson. Then Brendan got a fever again and missed more feeding therapy. Then Bill and I both got the nastiest cold. Then Brendan and Bill got pinkeye.
Now I have pain in both my ears and can’t wait until tomorrow when I can see my doctor. It just doesn’t end!

On to the positiveness..

The boys enjoy their science and the weather was nice so they played outside. I give them a pile of baking soda and vinegar and they can be entertained for hours.

Trevor had worked so hard practicing his combo for his belt test. It went: Ridge Hand Strike, Vertical Punch, Roundhouse Kick, Double Outer Forearm Block! It is a lot for a kid to remember.

Yesterday, the 18th, Trevor was able to go to a belt test make up. There were only 6 kids testing so it was less intimidating. There were far less distractions! He did great!

After breaking a board with his side kick, he earned his upgraded Yellow belt. Yellow with a black strip – his Batman belt. 🙂

Cheese for the camera with his instructor Miss Charlie

This is “Show me your samurai face”.

We were just barely healthy enough to go to the private roller skating event with HopeKids. First time on skates!

Bill was looking forward to it as much as the boys

Brendan was a lot more stable than I expected. He did great!

The roller rink has these “walkers” for kids to use now to learn to skate.

Brendan has to use his headphones because the music was so loud

Trevor did well with the walker thing.

A few more older pics..

Trevor had a crazy hat day at school so I made him a hat that looks just like his favorite puffer fish stuffed animal.

A couple of pictures from last week’s ER trip

Brendan is done with his five day a week feeding therapy and is now in the transition phase where we are going two days a week for the next six weeks. He has made some progress, but it is a very difficult process. Now that he is not so busy, he is going to try something new and exciting. We are going to let him go to school! He will have the same teacher that has come to our house for two years, but he will be in a classroom with other special needs kids. He says he is excited. We just are doing all of the paperwork and medical training necessary. More on that in the next post!