Monday, August 16, 2010

Getting the Most Out of Summer

Nolan in the Chautauqua Gorge

Our regular computer is down again, this time for the count. In the meantime, I will be posting from the laptop, which is rather temperamental. If my posts in the coming days are rather sporadic, bear with me. The technical difficulties should be resolved soon!

Nolan's ear seems to be drying out, which is good news. He'll be on "pink medicine" (Amoxicillin) for another 5 days, along with the dreaded ear drops. I've been leaving his hearing aids out to allow his ear canals access to fresh air. This helps with the moisture issues, but also results in lots of shouting and jumping around to get Nolan's attention (we sign to him in these situations, but we have to get his attention first). Hopefully we'll be back to full-time aid wearing very shortly.

With only two (TWO!) weeks left of summer before school starts, we have been visiting local hiking trails and pools. This has resulted in several injuries on my part (did you know slate is very slippery when wet?) and two very happy kids. Nolan is quite pleased to go anywhere there is water, though we are being very careful about his head/ears getting wet. Luckily he is not a fan of getting water up his nose, which means that his head stays very dry.

I'll update again when we get any news (namely, a certain sleep study report), but until then, we're off playing in the summer sunshine!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh that looks fun! But be careful of yourself!


Lucas'Mommy said...

Thanks for reminding me that there's only 2 weeks left of summer... ;0)

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts though!

Are you sure our boys aren't headed to JTC for preschool in the fall? Wishful thinking....

tammy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy the next two weeks exploring with your boys!

Terena said...

yelling and waving our arms is the dominant mode of communication right now and will remain so until A) Queen Teen learns more signs and B) she can wear her aids regularly again. The neighbors must think we're insane, or are very loud and dramatic.

Apraxia Mom said...

Enjoy these last couple of weeks. Pretty soon, the house will be so quiet for a couple of hours and you won't know what to do with yourself. Hmmm? Maybe enjoy a quiet cup of coffee?

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Julia just leaned over to see Nolan's picture. She says, "I like the ones with other kids that wear magic ears. I don't even mind that it's a boy."

So there you go.

Enjoy these last two weeks! We're doing our best to do the same.

rouchi said...

I hope the ear is fine now. I just got my net in the new home.Went thru ur blog and I really could imagine what the lil fellow was going thru.Hope all is well now.