Annie has been working with Julianna on writing letters. On this day, Julianna was so proud when she wrote her name for the first time. She is going to have fun in school.
More than a week has passed since our last entry, and many eventful days have occured...everything of course was a first for Julianna...her first McDevitt Football Game (go Crusaders), an open house pool party in her honor, a trip to Grandma and Grandpa Licata's house, her first Labor Day, as well as other first foods for her.
This week I have been working to set up appointments for Julianna and Angelo while I am off from work. So far, we have 100% success.
Today, Kenny and I took Angelo and Julianna for their first ever dental appointment with a pediatric dentist. Kenny lucked out when he called yesterday, as the dentist had back to back cancellations for today which we were happy to fill with our urchins.
We were nervous that Julianna might bite the dentist, like her mom did at her first appointment. Not Julianna! She was amazing! She did exactly what the dentist asked her to do...was very trusting...even got xrays taken. At the end she offered the dentist a kiss, but he politely gave her a high five instead. Her teeth are not in bad shape actually. There are two cavities that we will need to have filled and begin with some sealants on the back molars. All in all...a great trip for Julianna.
Angelo, too, was a trooper. He had just fallen asleep when he got in the chair. The dentist successfully checked his teeth and brushed on the flouride. Angelo was his usual sweet self and fell back to sleep about 15 minutes later on Kenny's shoulder.
Mom and Julianna are heading to the local school district tomorrow to discuss the plan for Julianna's evaluation. The district would like to enroll her now...but I'm not sure if that's what I want for her. Yesterday, Idid not think she was ready for school...but today, she got herself dressed, including backpack with notecards which were Chechies and a waterbottle. She took two of the kids to school at Holy Name with her Dad. I think she really wanted to go...so...I'm pondering what is the best option for her now.
Julianna and Angelo have been getting along quite well the last few days. Ang is jealous and not sure what to make of this person who has cut in on his territory. Julianna tends to be a "touch me not". She makes noises rather than using words to express her dissatisfaction when Ang bumps into her. So, we've taught her the sign and the verbal words, "Stop, please, Angelo." She uses them spontaneously and frequently.
We are sheduled to see the pediatrician in September.
We are scheduled to see the opthamologist in early October.
Julianna is thrilled to see her "gAb by and Chechie" each day after school. She often asks in the middle of the day where they are. Today she said Gabby...and I said, "Where is she?" Julianna answered, "School". Sooo...I think she is understanding...
More to write and so little time to write these days. My kids are requiring a great deal of care these last few weeks that I have been home. I am hoping Kenny will get a few more pictures up soon.
Until another time...