Wednesday, September 5, 2007

school is cool...

i have a feeling that this is going to be a GREAT school year for courtney!!!
she was sooooo excited last night at bedtime...making sure that her new "pirates" clock was set properly, laying out her 'first day of grade four' clothes and anticipating her classmates! she was really excited that she was going to have "Mr. D" as her teacher this year too ( her first male teacher )...he's very down to earth and involved with the kids...i am very glad she is in his classroom!!! so, when i picked her up at luchtime and asked her how her morning went in school, her enthusiastic reply was "COOL"...."mr.d has a huge aquarium with big fish in it...we released 7 of his monarch butterflies before lunch and he has a COUCH in his classroom..."
by the end of the day...she was still very excited! i asked him if i could take his photo with courteny for her scrapbook...he actually chuckled and said "sure....i've seen you around with your camera before..."
HA!
i guess my request was no surprise to him!! anyway, after everyone left and we got our photos, he invited courtney, tyler and i to come to the library with him to watch him feed and tag his last four monarch butterflies before they are released...!! of course we accepted his invitation! i took pictures, but i used my SLR camera for the other school shots, so i will scan them in soon to show you...( and i know that miss KELSEY will enjoy seeing them!! )
sooooo, a very good day!!!
AND....
after school we went to mom's for a visit and see how grandpa was doing today...he's coming along just great! i think that getting out of the hospital has been very theraputic for him! he's much happier and content. he's been getting out of bed sometimes ALL BY HIMSELF and he got his very own brand new walker delivered today too! he'll be leaving skidmarks soon with his new wheels....heeheehee!
home care comes to the house every morning around 8:30am to help him out of bed, if he isn't already, and to get him walking a bit. they come to bathe him every few days, that is if grandma hasn't done it herself already...Scottish Pride, Aye.....it runs in me family!! so, things are definately looking better. long term goals and plans are still 'wishy-washy' and too early to predict his progress, but we are still looking into a possiblitly of getting them both into a senior's apartment together with a 24 hour nursing staff, just in case. time will tell all.....

3 comments:

Tara said...

Great news about your Gramps and so glad that Courtney had such a fantastic time at school! That's so great when kids come home excited! Great to hear!

Andrea said...

That's great that school is such a hit for Courtney! Good luck tomorrow, Tyler! We'll be thinking about you!

Original Inspirations said...

Way to go Grandpa! Glad to hear that he is felling so much better. I agree, away from the hospital is sometimes the best therapy in the end.