Parent Retreat

In Pregnancy on April 18, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Today is the day we go to our parent retreat at a local resort.  It is for parents of kids with special needs, through the school district.  We get to learn about topics like parenting a child with special needs, helping kids improve attention and focus, increasing child’s communincation skills and sensory strategies. 

We have ‘free time’ from 8 tonight til 8 tomorrow morning, so I’m planning on hitting the pool and getting to bed before 11.  Plus, for dinner, we get prime rib tonight.  I’m very excited about that.  Hopefully, I’ll learn a lot, and get to relax too.


New Things…

In Down Syndrome on April 15, 2009 at 1:40 am

Over the holiday weekend, Lauren finally learned the sign for ‘dad’.  And she does ‘more’ consistently now, and a few more things.  I’m so happy that she’s finally learning signs.  I kind of thought she never would.  She does kind of sign ‘mom’, once in awhile, but she’s not as good with that one. 

She also got a walking toy so she was practiving with that too.  Hopefully it helps her learn to walk.

Home Again-Finally…

In Other on April 14, 2009 at 7:42 pm

…only to find out that my sister had a party Sunday night, and ‘cleaned’ the house, moving all of my important papers, all of our stuff, using our food, wrecking our dishwasher, and leaving the house smelling like mold.  So glad Lauren went to grandma and grandpa’s for the week so she doesn’t have to breathe this.  And my sister still owes us $205 for March’s bills.  At least she pays rent on time.  We only have a month and a half until she moves out.  Thank goodness.  I don’t know what else to do until then, but I really want to hit her.  She is so irresponsible and if she thinks she’s taking my kid places anymore, she’s wrong.