Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A week of parties

This is the week of parties for Little Elvis! He turns three on Thursday. Since his pre-school class is having a Valentine's party on Wednesday, I brought cupcakes for his birthday on Monday.

He requested blue pupcakes (how cute is that?), and although my cupcakes turned out kind of green --note to self: buy white cake mix if planning to use food coloring -- the icing was a pretty shade of light blue.

The celebration was kind of anti-climactic. Little Elvis still HATES "Happy Birthday" and he refused to wear the crown. I always thought it was that the song was kind of melancholy, but I'm wondering if he gets overwhelmed with too much attention. Though he loves it at home, maybe he doesn't love it from a crowd?

He enjoyed his icing. And I left after a few minutes, because he wasn't going to actually eat his "pupcake" and I think I was distracting to him. I know that Baby Plum and I were a distraction for the rest of the class.

Little Elvis was evaluated on Friday morning. Someone cancelled late Thursday evening, so they squeezed us in. Yay us. The woman who did the testing was very nice. She was concerned about some social skills, but wasn't worried about language. She wouldn't say much else, though. She wanted to talk to Little Elvis' preschool teacher first. Since we were a last minute schedule, the audiologist and physical therapist weren't there. He will have to be evaluated by them later. (The physical therapist just needs to watch him run on his tiptoes I guess.)

I still haven't heard anything (and neither had the teacher by Monday afternoon) but I put in a call this morning. Hopefully she can tell me her thoughts today and we can get the ball rolling if he needs to schedule times to go to the clinic.

Anyway, Little Elvis' preschool Valentine's party is tomorrow. I'm part of the planning duo for this party, so I'm going to be there (another chance to observe him in a classroom setting.) The little goody bags are done and I'm making something called sweetheart jamwiches -- a recipe I saw in our paper a couple of weeks ago.

On Thursday our little man turns three! We're planning to take him somewhere special for dinner (this means Sam's, McDonalds or Chick-fil-A) and his birthday party is on Saturday.

We will all be sick of sweets by the end of this week!


Blogger mpotter said...

as i said earlier-
much luck and blessings to you guys!

and it sounds like a fun week.

oh, oh yeah- THREE???? are you SURE?
WOW. what a sweet little man.


8:50 PM  
Blogger JM said...

Almost three, seems so big doesn't it? And hope you hear back soon, I am sure all is well :)

11:07 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I don't understand why they would talk to the preschool teacher first? You're his parents! That's weird....I hope you get an answer soon.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We think Little Elvis is smart and
fine. You might work on emphasizing
his pronunciation of words, but he
should pick that up easily as he is
corrected. He has had a lot of
changes in his young life in the past year, but it's obvious he feels safe & secure & loved. As for "staring into space", doesn't
everyone when they are just think-
ing? Love, Gramma Shan

8:59 PM  

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