But for now, I feel I need to review the last three months. Hmmm, perhaps bullet points might be in order. I will post pictures later.
- July-Nathan attended Boy Scout Camp and had a great time. The first day was rough as I left him in a group of boys who were staring at him and giving him way too much space. I'm never sure if he is part of the group or always on the periphery.
- August-Nathan turned 8! Wow! We had his party again at the pool and it was a great one. My sister came up from Virginia which made it all the more fun! We noticed something interesting, Bennett ran around with Nathan's friends more than Nathan. Bennett was wearing his shark fin swim vest and Nathan's friends were chasing him. They were all laughing and having a great time! The "benefit" of having two kids with Progeria is that we sometimes gain insight on what is Progeria and what is personality! We also went to the beach at the end of August. We had a good week. Nathan did well in the water. It was our first vacation with no strollers, diapers or high chairs. It hit me when we went out to dinner and all sat down in regular seats and Bennett looked at the big menu! We also went to the Cape May Zoo which is an amazing free zoo! It did rain but we hung in there despite torrential downpours and lighting which was too close for comfort. Libby and I went to a Maroon 5 concert thanks to some very generous people. It was so much fun! I love concerts! Libby is so anxious but for the first time in a long time she let loose! At one point she screamed and then clamped her hand over her mouth in surprise! She just kept saying, "I can't believe he is right there!"
- September-Libby and Nathan started school and for the first and only time they are in the same school! Libby is horrified but they are adjusting. Nathan is enjoying 2nd grade and his teacher is awesome, very experienced! Libby is finding 5th grade to be a little tough, academically as well as organizationally. There is definitely a transition in fifth grade as they are required to be more independent with assignments. We also had Make A Splash which was again a success thanks to the hard work of my dear friend Michelle Kirschner and many other friends and family. This year I did not do much in terms of planning and preparation which was wonderful. I was able to socialize and enjoy the day rather than worry about details. It was the best event yet! The weather was beyond beautiful! The Phillie Phanatic was there and we raised a ton of money for PRF! Thank you to all who planned, worked and attended! Friends and family's dedication to our boys continues to amaze us!
Oh and on a very sad note, Nathan's girlfriend Reese moved to North Carolina! It breaks my heart!