We are ecstatic about the new school year starting as Brody will be at the age appropriate school with Ian and Atlee. They will all be fourth graders this year. We are so excited because children with Fragile X learn incidentally and imitatively. It will help for him to be with his peers and learn from them. It also fulfills our commitment to "keep Brody from being invisible." We have always said the Brody was a child first then a child with a disability. It is so encouraging to us to be out in the community and for someone to say, "oh, that is Brody or Hi Brody".
Ian is Brody's caregiver now and Atlee wants Brody to live with her when they are older. The other night when I had reached my maximum patience, Ian took over and asked if there was anything he could do for Brody. I asked him to tuck him in and say his prayers. It was so sweet. It sort of fills up your love tank.
We went fishing this week on a friends boat and Brody loved it when we were running BUT not when we stopped. Our friend learned to gradually slow the boat down and then Brody did great when it stopped. It was an amazing time with the kids as Atlee caught most of the fish. We cleaned them and cooked them that night. I think Ian likes store bought "fish sticks" better. LOL
Atlee is taking guitar lessons and is singing all of her free time away! She is really good and we are so proud of her. Ian is still into LEGOS and loving it. He wants to be an engineer for LEGO. Atlee has already told us when she gets famous that she will buy us a big house again. Sweet girl. I hope she does become famous but I want to be with her on the famous trail so I guess we will settle for a great RV!
Happy Anniversary to Bubba on September 8th! It has been an amazing 11 years!