Big Brother is 5 years, 6 months, 1 week and 4 days old!!
Big Brother is blessed to have a late birthday (Nov) and thus by age he is not legally required to be enrolled in kindergarten till this upcoming fall (fall of 2011). Thus, this school year Big Brother has gone to the local district pre-school classroom 3 hours a day, twice a week to meet the Speech Therapist (Miss Emily) and work one-on-one with the classroom teacher Mrs. Cramer. This classroom time also allowed for peer interaction, his biggest challenge currently with regard to his speech IS peer interaction and being understood by strangers.
He, and his class of 70 peers, “graduated” from pre-school Tuesday night.
Looking at these photos I can not believe this is my little tiny, almost blue, 5 pound baby boy. I remember the fear, the day we were to bring him home, because he weighed exactly 5 pounds, and 5 pounds was of course the bottom weight limit of the pumpkin car seat we had. I was so worried they weight him again, or refuse to let us take him because of how small he was in the seat.
He is a big boy now: 46 inches tall (one of the tallest in his class, course one of the oldest too) and a full 41 pounds.