we also have carson's IEP this wednesday. sigh. i hate this meeting every year. it's no fun listening to a room full of people pick apart your kid. especially when it's a kid as sweet and kind as carson. i'll do my best to hold my tongue but i have a few bones i need to pick this year and i pray that i can do it effectively. in fact, if you read this before this wednesday at 9 could you say a little prayer for me? i may need it. i have decided though, that whatever this team comes up with for carson for next year i will support and not look back. i know that they all have his best interest at heart. i just wish life could be easy for him. i wish i could take all his struggles and throw them out the door. i wish things were easy for him. but, i look at him and am humbled. he is by far the bravest, strongest, smartest, most amazing kid i know. i was telling a friend the other night about when he was born and explaining the type of bleed he had in his brain. grade 4 bilateral. just saying that would give anyone who knows what that means chills. and he's walking and talking and simply amazing. that's my carson though. simply amazing.
and to make this weekend even better andrew and i went out on a date. alone. on a saturday night. that right there is unheard of. in fact, we tried to think of the last time we went out on a saturday and sadly, we couldn't remember. life with three kids is busy but i wouldn't trade any of my little rascals for anything. thank you to andrew's parents for braving our wild ones for the evening! we're just prepping our parents for when we go on our big 10 year-a year late-anniversary trip. we just booked it last week. look out antigua, here we come! june can't get here soon enough.
and probably my most favorite picture. it's not one i took with my camera or phone. it's one that brooks drew for me. you can only imagine my reaction when his teacher handed it to me. i almost cried because i was laughing so hard on the way home. oh how i love the four year old mind...
i bring to you mr. and mrs. potato head. mrs. potato head could go on a diet and start exercising some. thank you brooks for this priceless interpretation of mommy and daddy.