Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Fun Morning!






As I have been a total slacker reading other people's blogs (I feel so out of touch lately!!), I almost didn't realize that today was World Down Syndrome Day, until I glanced at a few of today's blog headlines. I'm glad I saw that with an hour left of 3/21.

Samantha had a playdate with her friends Lila and Jessica this morning while I and the other two moms, Linda and Janie, got a chance to hang out, drink coffee and chat. I was so impressed with how well they all played together, sharing toys and interacting, and I'm so glad Samantha already has friends here in the area! The main topic of discussion was school, and, more specifically, the possibility of Extended School Year (for the long summer holiday). Definitely interesting, and I left with some food for thought to prepare us for our upcoming IEP meeting at the end of April. I'm very grateful for the network of friends/moms/smart people I have.

6 comments:

Jeanette said...

Hey Becca, good to see you blogging. =0) And always good to see new pictures of Samantha. I saw your note on Jay's blog and wanted to tell you about the Learning Program that our DS assoc is piloting. It is site reading and ALL of the materials including the directions are available online at http://www.dsfoc.org/learning_program.htm We have run the program for two months and our parents are raving about it. It's easy and fun... and sight based which works best for our kiddos. Happy DS Day!

Carol N. said...

Wow - what great captures of their playdate together! I love the first photo - Sammi looks like such a sophisticated little reader - future librarian, perhaps?

raymond said...

How nice that you have other families close to you with girls close to her age. Thats always so nice.

My name is Sarah said...

Looks like the girls are having a good time.

Monica said...

As always, awesome pictures!! I love the last one with both girls totally into their books!!!

Melissa said...

Looks like they had a great time! Great pics;)
Don't worry about the slacking thing....UGH, since Dillon's surgery, I feel like I've been TOTALLY lost! Starting to catch up finally;)
{{HUGS!}}