Little Miss Cecily also shined on her last day. She was the life of the party - shrieking during the songs and dancing during the videos and making a statement with her tutu in full force! She just loves school and had a wonderful year, just like her big brother. Cecily excelled in the care of the most exceptional special education teacher on the planet. To say we adore Miss Marina is an understatement. She walks on water - and I'm not alone in my hero worship. She is a real-life, SuperHero! Cecily can even say Miss Marina's name - a testament to her love and devotion for dedicated, passionate and giving teacher. We are sad that the year is over but we are happy to have ended on a great note! After struggling with speech for most of the year - Cecily shined in the last few months with amazing progress week after week! Her speech teacher said of the 43 students she works with Cecily shows the most improvement and we couldn't be more proud of our little angel. to think when Cecily started the school year she was not walking, talking or taking any fluids or food by mouth. Now Cecily is not only walking - she's dancing! She's not just signing - she's talking (a little!) but the future is bright. And she was able to have one feeding tube removed and is now taking more and more food and licquid by mouth! Cecily communicate so well with touch, sign, her eyes and her heart - but to hear the voice start to emerge is just a piece of heaven. Thank you to the amazing team at Sycamore Ridge for supporting Cecily this year and we can't wait to return for summer school! Thank you teachers, therapists, aides, and of course Cecily's nurse, Miss Kim.
Cason is thrilled to have his brother and sister at home and perhaps he is the happiest about this summer vacation business... He just idolizes them both and I am sure we'll be having plenty of fun in the weeks ahead. I just hope I can survive without the gift of school!
Here's to the teacher's who work tirelessly to help us raise our children! We truly love you! And a special thanks to Ms. Mac & Miss Marina for making the Ackerly school year so fun and rewarding!
Onwards & upwards!