Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Turning 6 and Starting Kindergarten!

James had a BIG week. This past Saturday he had a 6 year old birthday party (his actually birthday was Tues.) and then he started kindergarten today!! OK, first the party. My little scientist wanted a space themed birthday party so we did a little investigating on line and came up with a cool rocket ship craft. We spray painted pringles cans and used foam sheets to create a point that we hot glued to the top of the pringles can. We than got silver markers, space and star stickers and let the kids decorate their rockets. When they were done we had a rocket ship pinata and the kids got to fill their homemade rocket ships with the goodies from the pinata. We set up the bouncy, had Jay's favorite meal - hot dogs - (6 year olds are so easy to please) and got a great cake decorated courtesy of Meijer! James had just a couple of buddies from the neighborhood over and of course all his cousins so it wasn't too overwhelming. The kids seemed to have a great time and the birthday boy was overjoyed with all of his gifts - tons of Chemistry sets, inventions and space books! That was just Saturday. On Tues., Jay's actual Birthday, we went to Chuckie Cheese and then out for Pizza at Sheilds. By coincidence Tues. was famiy night and there was a magician. Needless to say the big 6 year old got more than enough attention for 1 year! He deserves it, he's a great kid!
Everyone got a turn wacking the pinata!
Making Rocket ships!

Dinner on Tues.
Jay's first day of school today was wonderful. Thankfully his teacher had asked for all the parents to come and stay the first hour. I was able to walk James into his school and play for a little bit, we also did a scavenger hunt to see where all the things were in the classroom and then it was time to go. James of course didn't have a problem - "Ok, Bye mom"! And to be quite honest, I didn't have a problem either. James isn't a stranger to school, he's been going since he was 3 so I was OK with leaving him. When I picked him up from school he said his day was "Awesome"! He loved school and is excited to have 21 new friends (his class has 22 kids including him!). One thing he did think was strange was that no one said a blessing before snack - public school will take some getting used to but I know he's going to do great!

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