UPDATE #1: I folded the laundry! All of the laundry! I guess I should've taken a photo to better communicate just how much laundry we were talking about, but it was too embarrassing. Even depressed people are entitled to some small slice of vanity, right? Anyway, it's all put away now, and I even tackled the spring/summer closet changeover to fall/winter. Then I took a nap.
UPDATE #2: Speaking of the changing of the seasons, our patio toads have left us to hibernate for winter. I will miss them terribly and hope they'll be back next year. Maybe I'll register them as emotional support toads and let them loose on an airplane!
UPDATE #3: Ike's IEP meeting...happened. Given the glacial pace of assessment testing (since the independent assessments we paid for didn't line up 100% with the district's standards, aaaaaaahhhhhhhdjvojfohfvoiwehfgpeh), Ike will be lucky to get formal supports and services in place by...Christmas. Aaaaaaahhhhhhhdjvojfohfvoiwehfgpeh times eleventy. So we are very, very relieved we jumped on the ONE OPEN SPOT his reading program offered us and didn't dick around any longer. He loves going, and while it's not an overnight fix or anything, I can already see some confidence creeping back in when he works with the books and flash cards they send home.
UPDATE #4: Speaking of Ike, he performed in his very first piano recital on Saturday. He was quite nervous at first, but overcame the jitters in time to ham it up appropriately.
UPDATE #5: Noah ALSO performed his very first solo recital, in preparation for his upcoming audition for our county's Gifted & Talented/Honors band. He initially did not want to do either, no thank you very much, but agreed when I offered him a day off from school to play Bendy & the Ink Machine Chapter 5 on the day it was released. If you are not familiar with Bendy & the Ink Machine Chapters 1 - 4, Noah would be happy to spend the next six hours telling you allllllll about them.
(Recital photos not found because Mooooooooommmm)
UPDATE #6, which isn't really an update to anything I've written about previously, but this is the format I went with and now we're all stuck with it: Ezra's officially a cricket player now, and loving every second of it. His coach sent me the following photo, which I guess means he is playing cricket correctly here. Go Ezra! Hit that thing, unless you're not supposed to! Sticky wickets! Blimey! Codsballs! I have no idea what's happening!