Joe’s occupational therapist has added a new item to the list of things the kid has to put on every day: thumb splints!
They are meant to improve his grasp by positioning his thumb in a more adaptive way throughout the day. Here he is showing them off:
Meanwhile, he’s learning new stuff all the time. His new favorite after-dinner activity is a game we call Climbing Over Dada to Get a Toy:
Fall in Richmond means festival season is upon us! Every weekend, there is at least one festival going on, and it usually means really good food.
On Friday, Joe and I met Patrick at the Armenian Food Festival and the three of us enjoyed hummus, boreg, pilaf, hye burgers and chicken kabobs. Yum.
Saturday was Oktoberfest, where Patrick had a bratwurst with potato salad and I had a pretzel the size of a bed pillow. Somehow, we managed a couple of beers and a slice of German chocolate cake too.
Today, Joe and I went to the Family Peace Festival, where I (miraculously) didn’t eat a thing but we both enjoyed the music and the variety of exhibitors.
Here is Joe in the Festhalle at Oktoberfest:
Thank goodness they start 2-year-olds on a 9:30-11:30 schedule. That was agony!
Here he is waiting for the bus:
Getting on the bus:
And REALLY NOT LIKING THE BUS:
That began a terrible two-hour wait for him to come home. I went out to the porch at 11:30, and craned my neck to see every vehicle I heard coming. I haven’t been that eager to see someone get home safely since Patrick returned from Iraq!
And here is my boy, fresh off the bus:
That’s not the shirt he left in — he had a leakage issue and had to change into one of the emergency outfits we’d sent. I wonder how often that happens on the first day?!
So. I guess that was the hardest part, and it’s over! He’s a real school kid now!