It has been a long time since I wrote. Wow how time flies! Thankfully it has been fairly uneventful with the kids. We had Zak's IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting with his teacher and therapists. We are planning for Kindergarten! He is getting to be such a big boy. We are not going to be sending to our home school as there is another school in the Wausau school district that will have a program more geared towards his learning and they have more therapists available for him. Callie has also been doing well. We have been working on lots of sitting and standing with her. She is so close to sitting on her own. She is a strong little girl.
Two weeks ago Zak and I were able to meet an Amazing family! Lori, Dan, Avrianna and Danny. Unfortunately Chris and Callie were not feeling the best so they stayed home. This past summer we went to see there house since it was in the Parade of Homes in Appleton. It is an amazing Home.. all handicap accessible. It gave us some great ideas since reality is our house will just not work with Zak long term, which means probably not Callie either. Everyone that has been here knows how wonderful all of our steps are and it just gets harder the bigger Zak gets. Anyways, we gave the builder our name and he passed it onto Lori. We have stayed in touch since. The whole family was up to Wausau for a swim meet for Avrianna and we finally met! They are a great family with hearts of gold. It was like we have known each other for years.
Also Chris and I found a little time to our self. The snowmobile trails in our county finally opened. After 3 years we finally went out again! It was so much fun just to get out and do something we wanted. I loved it.. until it set in that it was Sunday and we were not home with the kids. Then it was time to go back in.. and the Packers were on too. Now I want to go out again, hopefully we can since Chris put a lot of time and work into get them all ready.
Cousin Angie went back to school this past weekend after her winter break home from school. She was able to spend a lot of time hanging out at our house with the kids.. and us too! We love having her over. She even slept over a few times - we stayed up late playing wii while the kids were sleeping. Just like being a kid again.