I couldn't catch a picture of graduation ceremony, but here are some from in the class afterward. We're so proud of what a great student he is. Straight A's again and consistently motivated to do his very best in school. Great kid - we love him mucho mucho mucho!
He and we LOVE his teacher Mrs. Paradis. He's grown by leaps and bounds under her wing. Phenomenal person and teacher...she is a tender merciful blessing from God to us. She was a huge part of our "village" in raising him. We will miss her, but hopefully Ellie and Cohen will have her! I love that Max wanted to hold Cohen in the picture...he is probably the sweetest person in the house to his little brother. I hope they will continue to be close. Cohen adores him.
A surprise last minute getaway to Florida compliments of Shane's travel. A one hour meeting in Miami = an almost all-inclusive two day stay at Deerfield Beach in between Ft. Lauderdale and Boca. We left for the airport at 5:30 am and were on the beach by 10 am. This man knows how to make me giddy!
2 grown ups + 0 kids = pure relaxation
Top floor beachfront view - I need to go with him every time!
This is what happens when my husband takes the kids to the pet store to kill some time.
Meet Snowball and Patches. Cohen's new favorite entertainment. They're super fun, though, really. And they're better than the mice he came home with first...which we had for a few weeks, then decided to upgrade. Mice are cute running on their wheel and burrowed sleeping together, but other than that, they're horrible pets. Live and learn.
My friend from dance has a special needs son. She needed someone to watch him for one of her performances and I offered. Max overheard and asked if he could go with me. I explained what the boy would be like and he thought it would be a good idea for him to bring his "Chef Macaroni" puppet to show him. Since Matthew was sleeping the first half, he rehearsed his routine with the dog first. He's become such a sweet boy who's very socially aware and quite empathetic.
Here's Ellie's kindergarten music performance at school. I was super sick and forgot or else I may have had her wear a cute dress like most of the other girls...sigh, oh well. She pulls off what she calls "sweating pants" quite well though! She has a little downs syndrome boy in her class, Brycen. Her and her best friend Madison were put in charge of helping him - it was so sweet.