We've just made it through a round of a head cold which hit almost all of us. The nice thing was it caused me to cancel speech for all of last week. I loved having the extra time at home and it was nice to have a week to work on the different techniques I learned at the Empowered to Connect conference last weekend. ("Would you like to try that again with respect?")
In other news, we're adding another speech time. Alex has speech apraxia and we had him in speech therapy a few years ago...until our insurance stopped covering it. We have different insurance now and they cover speech for non-restorative conditions so we're trying again. Children's has been great about trying to work with our current schedule, so we'll be here on Tuesdays at 2pm, 2:30pm, and 3pm for three different kids (with three different therapists!). We'll still be here for a couple of hours on Thursday as well but at least we didn't add another day!
We're gearing up for Easter and it's been a perfect fit with our curriculum as we talked about Jonah yesterday. It was fun to show the parallels between the two stories and talk about why Jesus died on the cross. The kids are getting old enough now to have a better understanding of what Jesus' death and resurrection means and why it is so important.
Of course, that doesn't mean that they're not most excited about the Easter egg hunt on Saturday (even over our church service in Tower Grove Park!).