During the summer, our town has Run For Funs for preschoolers through 8th grade for six weeks. They are so fun to go and so cute to watch. The school does a great job putting on the little meets and they get a good turn out. Everyone that participates gets a ribbon for each event they are in. Both Ava and Max enjoy participating. Max loves being on the track and watching the kids run by. He gets so excited. And Ava looks forward to going to them too and, I must say, she is pretty fast!
Max Running. . . Ava Running. . . Ava Long Jumping. . . Max with ribbon. . .
Max qualified for the Extended School Year through the summer. He will receive Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Early Childhood. His schedule is a reduced amount of time of what he gets through the school year. He has a couple weeks off and then he will start up at the end of June. He will be enjoy being able to continue to go to school through the summer.
Ava's last day of Kindergarten was on Wednesday, June 9th. I was worried that she would be upset since she enjoys school so much, but she seemed excited for summer to be here. On Monday, she will start summer school. She will go to summer school Monday-Friday for four weeks from 8:00 to 12:00 and spend her afternoons at the day-care center that Max goes to. She signed up for Arts & Crafts, Sign Language, and Footsteps to First Grade for her summer school classes. Getting on the bus for the last time as a Kindergartner. . . John picked Ava up for school and took her golfing for the first time. They had a good time and Ava said she beat John!
John has been wanting a basketball hoop in the driveway for years now. . . and we finally put one up at the beginning of May. John's dad, Dave, helped John install the hoop and since it has been up the kids and John have been enjoying it. John gives Ava basketball lessons and she looks forward to having them. They even drew the court with sidewalk chalk. Max's "thing" lately is a ball. He always has a ball bouncing in his hands. Max seems to pick one thing and is really attached to it for awhile before moving on to something else. Prior to the ball it was his rocking police car. He will still rock, but very rarely now. Here are a couple videos of the kids on the court. Check out Max's defense in this video. Future Harlem Globetrotter!
I married my husband, John, in June of 2002. We have two children, Ava and Max. Max was born on November 15, 2006 with a rare syndrome (Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome). I hope to educate others about RTS and meet families on the same journey.