Thursday, September 22, 2011

Preschool Take Two

Ty did so well this morning!  He cried and said that he didn't want to go to school, but I reminded him that we were going to make a gingerbread house afterward and then he practically jumped off the couch, breakfast in hand (a banana) and he was ready to go! 

My mom recently helped me clean out my pantry, and we came across a gingerbread house kit from last Christmas.  Gross, I know, but I knew Ty wouldn't be interested in eating any of it; it would just be fun for him and Gavin to put together and decorate.  He has been watching a ton of Max and Ruby lately, the "Very Bunny Christmas" DVD in particular, so I knew he would be so excited about building a gingerbread house with gummy worms just like Max does.  He was talking about it all morning.  Gavin and Ty worked together and it is a true work of art ;) I didn't get a picture of them with the house, but here is the finished product. 

Although Ty didn't last the entire time in the classroom, he did stick it out for over an hour and he didn't complain much at all.  Not too shabby for his first day.  I was with him because of his physical disabilities, but within the first five minutes in that room I knew that I would be more than comfortable leaving him in the hands of the most amazing women at Christ Church Nursery School.  That place is filled with such a great understanding of children and it is such a warm, loving environment.  I look forward to the day Ty turns around to wave "bye-bye" as he walks into his classroom all by himself. 

We drew pictures of ourselves, we built a castle out of magnetic blocks, we raced cars, we sat still for a book during story time and we heard one sing-a-long song, but that was around the time Ty started whining to go home so we ducked out early in order to make sure he remembers it as a fun place that he wants to go back to next week.  All in all, I am so proud.   I complained to my sister about wishing Ty was on his feet again by now, and she reminded me of what's most important...

"A year ago, did you ever think you would be bringing Ty back to preschool?"  No, I didn't.  I feared I would never see this day again.  I am so blessed and lucky. 


  1. I am ecstatic to report to all I tell of SuperTy that he is headed back to school. We are all super impressed of the strength n fight that you have accomplished. Never give up, everyday is a fight and an open door for new begInnings! We love you all n pray everyday for your continued strength and the day you SHOUT OUT CANCER FREE!

    Thank you for all you have shared and taught my family!

    Love n prayers always,

    Brooke, Eric, Emily and Owen :) <3 <3 <3

  2. i've said it before and i'll say it again that little Ty is SO CUTE!!!!!

  3. Cindy- you are an amazing person and Ty should Have none other than this incredible mom. You have brought him to this place. He is strong because of you. You have Made things happen for Him because of your (and louie's) effort, love and Beliefs. Keep the faith, you are one very special person.

  4. Can I smile any bigger then after reading this post? I don't think so! That picture of SuperTy is fantastic nd so is the gingerbread house that he and Gavin built!!! I'm so thrilled he enjoyed school but I had no doubt that this little fighter can conquer anything, even preschool jitters. You go Ty!

    All my love,

  5. Great! I'm so happy for you guys. To rewind a little and think of all the progress you have's amazing! Fast forward just a little bit and he's walking, Cindy and Lou!!! I can't wait to hear it.

    I'm so proud of Ty for being such a trooper and spirit. He's only a little boy and he has made tremendous strides. I love to see that kid smile. It's a gift.


  6. I am so excited that he is experiencing all these new things! Keep on beating up that cancer SuperTy!
    Jennifer from Charlotte

  7. These are the stepping stones to brighter and healthier days ahead for Ty!!!