Monday, August 23, 2010

State Fair and First Day of School

We took the boys to the state fair last week.  They loved it!  There favorite part was playing on the tractors and eating chocolate chip cookies!!  The boys also started preschool this week.  They are attending Ames Community Preschool Center which is located in downtown Ames.  This will be less of a commute for mom to get them to daycare and to work, which after 2 1/2 years of making the daily trek is a welcome change.  It was still really hard for mom to start them someplace new, but them seemed to enjoy it.

Waiting for the pony ride
 Playing on the tractors
The boys
 Sticky mess
Enjoying a Popsicle
 Crashed after a long day at the fair
Train ride!
Ethan-1st day of preschool
 Aidan-1st day of preschool
Off we go....

We were also in IA City with Ethan for a recheck on his eyes.  The doctor feels the glasses are really helping to straighten out the crossing of Ethan's eyes, but he still tucks his chin down  and looks out the top of his glasses rather than use the bifocal.  Most people with nystagmus (eyes bouncing) have a "null point" or a point at which they can "quiet" the bouncing and get a clearer picture.  Ethan's null point is high up in his vision which is why he tucks his chin.  Dr. Drack tells us there is surgery they can do to move the null point down in his vision, but she doesn't want to do the surgery too soon because the null point can move on it's own as he grows.  We go back to see her in 6 months for a recheck.  Meanwhile, she said not to correct Ethan or direct him on how he should look at things.  She said he is compensating to get the best picture possible and we should just let him do his thing.  That sounds easy to us!  The best part of all of this is that Ethan has always left his glasses on and never once fussed about having to wear glasses...that to us is a blessing!

Adam and I had our 5 year wedding anniversary this past weekend.  We both marvel at how our lives have changed in the past 5 years. What ever did we do with all our time and money!?!?!?

Hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer.  We are off to Chicago in 2 weeks to help Connor celebrate turning 4!