Friday, December 09, 2005

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday at HeartSongs is your favorite Christmas Song. This actually took lots of pondering over the past couple days as I wondered what really was my favorite song. I love all of them. I love to sing all of them in church, in the car, at work, at home, anywhere.

I have two favoritest ones. The first is O Holy Night. I love to sing it, hearing the range in the song, starting out softly and then building it up. I really don't know what else to say, I just love to sing it!

The other one is Silent Night. Same reason, I just love to sing it. I remember singing both songs in so many Christmas Contatas in my church choir so many times.

I think those are the first 2 songs I remember memorizing when I was a child. I like all the kids Christmas songs but the hymns are beautiful.

Wow, all that pondering and such a little post about it!

This post isn't very good, I think because I am just so tired. Scott's first day on the job went really well but he didn't get off work until 10pm. He got home at 10:30 and I stayed awake to hear about his first day. I had to get up at 5am this morning to get the kids up, ready, and out the door because I had yet another conference for Ethan at 7:15 this morning. I'm just not a fully functioning person without 8 full hours of sleep a night. Last night I only got about 5 hours. I need those other 3 sooooooo bad!

Tomorrow is our office Christmas party. I'm really looking forward to a night out with my hubby, around my friends, with good food, good music, and some alcohol! Strawberry Daquiris are calling my name.

Ethan's IEP went very well. He is excelling so well with this 3rd grade teacher. I wish she would just move up through the grades with Ethan. She has just as much energy as he does.
He is almost caught up with his grade level academically. I'm so thrilled to hear that. I knew it but to actually hear it from his teachers and therapists it makes it that much real.
Socially he is still behind. He will always be unaware of social cues and others' emotions. That is just a part him and his issues. He is learning to take cues from his friends and schoolmates about laughing at jokes and when to be quiet. I am so impressed with this.
His teacher, aid, and therapists all commented on how long it has been since he had an outburst in school. None of them can remember, they know it was close to the beginning of the year though. That is excellent! I think he is saving it all up for home though. I'd rather he was good at school and lose it at home.

Guess I should go. Time to get back to the busy phones... blech

1 comment:

Karin said...

Sounds like he is doing a great job and he has some great teachers at school. Good for him :) I had a student a few years back that was diagnosed with autism in kindergarten (although I think they ended up revising it to Asperger's later on) and I ended up moving up to 1st and then 2nd grade and keeping him in my class for all three years. He came a long way, but it was a tough road. Good for Ethan, though!