Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Santa and other matters

How behind am I? Happy Halloween.
I had to include this picture. The kids were so cute. Josh was a zebra. Totally cute. The costume fit when we tried it on, and was too short by the big day! He is growing so much. Erin was Aphrodite an Mallory was... You guessed it...Dorothy. Poor Bryan was sick. He got plenty of candy and he s fine now....
So here is my crew with the big guy. Josh was still unwilling to get on his lap, and Ron was his go to guy this year. It is the first time ever that Ron has been in the Santa picture. Josh was perfectly happy to be standing near and he made a list in case he did not feel like talking. He will make quite as boy scout some day if he is always that prepared.
When last I posted, Mallory was having reading issues. I could not be more proud of her. She has worked so hard and come so far. When she started reading recovery in early Oct, she was about 9 months behind grade level, and now she is a little ahead. She has definately gotten comfortable. We are still reading and working on it, but she is definately out of the danger zone. The hero in all this (besides Mal of course) is our neighbor Jen. She has worked with Mallory every week and sometimes 2 times per week and showed me how to teach her. She rocks.
I am also very proud of Ron. Despite his worry, he is doing really well in his classes, and is working really hard around the house too. I wish he allowed himself to feel proud too, but I will certainly settle for releived:-)
I am not planning on moving to Montana and becoming an artist today, but I am leaving my options open.


Kim K. said...

Darling pictures, Jeanne. I always enjoy seeing updates. Josh is really growing up. Great minds think alike. We took Josie to see Santa last night and she actually liked him this year.

Joyful holiday spirits to the Debono family!!

PS. We've been back and forth to the UofM Hospital for over a month with my MIL. We took Josie back to the peds cardiology unit for a visit with the staff. I'm so happy to have that be a distant past. I always think of you when we are there. Hugs.

Jill said...

Love the pics! Josh may not be into Santa, but he got a heck of a lot closer to the big guy than Lucy did LOL!

Great job Mallory and Ron! Proud of you both!