Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Fun

This week has been nice and quiet. Apart from keeping track of everything that Nolan eats, there haven't been any appointments to worry about. He ate quite a bit yesterday, including 1/2 a sandwich (with peanut butter!) for lunch and 1/3 of an Easy-Mac macaroni and cheese container. I'm not really worrying about overall nutrition at this point - just trying to get food into him.

Nolan started swimming lessons on Monday and is absolutely loving it. The boys are both taking lessons at our elementary school (yes, our elementary school has a pool). The teachers are awesome with him and completely "get" the hearing loss situation. No one has let him wander off into a different group and they always take him by the hand to lead him to the right location. He's starting to swim from the teacher to the side of the pool - I am excited (and relieved) that he's really learning to swim!

We built a "kid wash" sprinkler this week, which was a lot of fun. Nolan helped hold the pipes as we built it.

They spent much of the following day running through the sprinkler.

The kids are having a blast with summer - I really hope we have hot weather all the way through the end of August, so they can play in the water for as long as possible!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh my gosh, a "kid-wash sprinkler" - you win the Fun Mom award!

And your ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAS A POOL??? How does this work? Do they get to swim at school??? Do they ALL have pools, or just yours? How awesome is that!

dlefler said...

Yep! Our area groups schools in a different way from the West Coast. We have "central schools," so there is one campus that has the elementary, middle, and high school. There are three buildings (one for each level) and the elementary school is off-set from the middle and high schools by quite a distance. The pool is in the elementary school and all kids must take swimming from 3-5th grades. The high school swim team uses the pool in the elementary school - they just walk down the hill to it.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Wow. Great concept. Efficient, too (bet that saves on bussing!)

dlefler said...

It is efficient - I don't think the cities have their schools grouped in this way, but out in the country most of the schools are "central" schools. We really do live in a fantastic school district - the teachers are all pretty amazing, too.

Kyla said...

I didn't realize the swimming lessons were at the elementary school...that is awesome!