Ronnie took the day off of work yesterday to go to Alexis’ 3rd grade graduation in the afternoon. He also was lucky enough to go with me to Brandon and Jordan’s therapy appointment. It was Brandon’s first speech session and he was really nervous. After the testing was complete, I was surprised to find out that he is a year behind where he should be with his speech. I knew that he was having issues, but not that it was that severe. He will be going to therapy sessions once a week at the same time Jordan does.
I was not thrilled to find out that our insurance doesn’t cover much of the speech therapy sessions at all. They want us to meet a $1000.00 co-pay up front, and then after that each appointment would be $75.00. I asked if there were any other options and they told me that if I pay out of pocket it would only be $50.00 a week. That’s still $200.00 a month, but it’s WAY better than the insurance option. It’s ridiculous because we pay a fortune to have insurance coverage. I had a tantrum about it in the car on the way out and Ronnie looked at me like I’d lost my mind. (Maybe I have!?)
After the appointment we brought Jordan to school. We took Brandon out to lunch to kill time until we needed to go back to the school for Alexis’ graduation. I’m not going to lie, when I heard they painted the gym where all of the events are held I was super excited. It was a cruddy blue color that my camera could never adjust to. Even when I edited and played with white balance and exposure the photos always looked off. Well… the new paint job isn’t any better. LOL
Now it’s all yellow! Plus, they have a ton of light coming in one side, and none coming in the other. Sigh. This was one of the best photos I got. Thankfully, I fared a little bit better when it came to video. In this one she steps forward and shows off her super cool certificate.
At the end of the ceremony they sang “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. I’ll admit it, I cried. She just looked so grown up and it makes me wonder what happened to my little chubby cheeked girl.
Can you believe she’ll be in middle school next year? I certainly can’t! We found out that she passed 3rd grade. We were worried about it for a bit but her teacher said everyone in the class passed! Her teacher also made a super sweet DVD for the parents that included all of the photos from the entire year. Another tearjerker! Argh. I’m going to put books on her head so she’ll quit growing. That’s enough of this mess!
Today was the kids’ first day of Summer vacation. The girls had vision therapy and we ran a few errands. So far so good as far as everyone getting alog. All three kids even took a nap! I laid down on the couch and enjoyed the quiet while I could. Naps at two o’clock sounds like a good Summer vacation idea to me!