Anthony is 5 now, and because he is DONE with chemotherapy and the immune-suppressing related medications, he is able to go to school!
Although kindergarten age, Anthony gets to go to preschool this year, so he can learn about classroom life, learn some basics, and be around other children who are at his current level.
This means we're in a whole new game with Anthony now.
First we had to keep him alive.
Now we need to make sure he thrives.
It's also more complicated now.
Every cancer family worries about relapse in the future.
Anthony's chances of that are extremely small, but it's always in the back of my mind.
Now that he's in school, he'd be missing out on even more in life if he ever needed to be back at the hospital.
We'll just enjoy this.
It's also fitting that Anthony is getting a new start in life with school on his "gotcha day."
We "got" Anthony on September 11, five years ago!
So Anthony is the poster child for foster care awareness, adoption awareness, Down syndrome awareness, congenital heart defect awareness, and childhood cancer awareness.
What we're aware of, is Anthony's perfect spirit and how happy he makes EVERYONE who meets him.
Looking at his shadow
The sun is so bright! But, the bacon's yummy!
Enough with smiling, gotta get this thing off!
Ok, now it's off. Time to go do stuff before the bus comes.
He was stacking these.
And of course had to do a couple puzzles.
Anthony is really good at doing puzzles. :)
On the bus!
The afternoon bus drivers did not have the same bus, with seat belts or car seats.
They understood why I was so nervous about him escaping...