Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Day of Pre-K

I hadn't gotten around to posting this until today.  Pre-K is going so well for Clayton.  He goes half day, everyday to our public school, and is really loving it.  Clayton especially loves Wednesdays which are library days.  He gets to check out a book there.  On Fridays they get to spend their pre-k coins that they've earned at the treasure store, which is also very exciting.  Each week they have to memorize a nursery rhyme.  If they can recite it on Friday, they get a rhyme club card, and this too has been fun.  We work, work, work on those nursery rhymes each week.  I've been so surprised how much Eli has picked up as well.

I think this is going to be a really great year.  Clayton's teacher has tons of experience in early childhood education, and I'm thinking they will be a great match.


Just add it to the long list of specialists we visit regularly with Clayton.  Thank goodness for good insurance (when they actually pay, but that's a whole other can of worms).  Anyway, did you know that when you have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, you're at a high risk for developing inflamation of the optic nerve?  Well neither did I, until recently.  So off to the ophthalmologist we went today.  Clayton's eyes got a clean bill of health, but he will have to come back every six months until he's an adult or forever if his arthritis continues.  Fun, fun. 

In other health news, we still haven't heard anything from Stanford on Clayton's Fontan.  I'm hoping they forgot about us, so we can just ignore the situation.