Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ralph's big news

The big news around here is this: Ralph starts Sunday school tomorrow! It's pretty hard to believe that my little baby is really ready for this.

The class is called Beginners. It is basically an introduction to Sunday school. The children will learn to sit on carpet squares for story time, learn to sing Bible songs, color pictures, eat animal crackers, and drink water out of tiny flimsy paper cups! What fun!

Ralph will have a buddy to help him out, sorta. His buddy is a young married girl who is studying to be a physical therapist. She will be there to make sure that no one trips on the oxygen tubing and that he gets from one activity to another-since he is not yet walking. She will be there to help with the other children as well. I think that an extra helper for this class is a good idea anyway.

I'm toying with the idea of taking off the oxygen for Sunday school. I'm thinking this would be OK. He often takes the cannula off at home and plays around unencumbered for awhile. He never fusses when I put it back on. I'm so thankful for that. I'm just wondering if I should wait until after our next cardiologist visit in February. He just seems so strong and healthy lately.

Ralph is up to 24 pounds 12 ounces. I gave him a quickie haircut on Christmas Eve and all of a sudden he looked like a little porker! It is funny what a difference a haircut makes. Yep, he's really looking chubby. Maybe I can back off on the calories a little bit now.

Wish us well tomorrow. Ralph's new teacher is a friend of mine and I want her to be comfortable with him in her class. I want him to learn about Jesus and form good friendships with his peers.


Anonymous said...

PT students (or students trying to get into PT school) are an excellent pool of assistants for children. Congrats on garnering one of them to help Ralph!

I'm interested in what you decided about the oxygen at Sunday school. And how it went. Barbara