What summer programs....

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What summer programs....
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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 7:51am

are you able to take advantage of in your communties?

 


 



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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 9:40am
We spend the summer doing family things. ALOT of swimming, my DD LOVES swimming. Around our community there are day camps and recreation camps, but none of it seems to have anything for a special needs child, or is very wheelchair friendly. I'm sure that they would TRY and accomadate us IF I made a stink, but right now she is content to hang out at home. We also pay an aide to come once a week and take her out on outings...the zoo, the animal farms, the waterfront...whatever they want to try. WIthin an hour and a half away there is riding for the handicapped, but nothing that we could enjoy close to home. It would be more of a deliberate day long exercise for the family to attend. If she decides that she wants to be around her friends at a camp, or such then I'll expend my energy into finding her a way to participate...but right now she is happy with our family time.
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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 10:13am

Family time is wonderful isn't it?!!!!

 


 



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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 10:21am
I'm child free this morning, so rather than lurking and taking an hour to read one post, I can actually sit down. Well I'm neglecting housework to do it, but hey who cares! When I was growing up I had the community house and yard and parents (my friends would show up to talk to Mom and Dad, not me, go figure) and so I really hope that my house ends up this way for my kids. It does for our friends, they pop over whenever.

This summer should be really fun for us as my parents have decided to pay for the entire family (except my brother who needs to work) to head out to BC for 3 weeks. For my grandmothers 80th birthday and the family reunion that will go along with it. It's my Dad's family and they are spread out through BC so we'll be hitting most of their houses as we travel the roads and mountains. My daughter is excited because she gets to go on a plane, she wants to be a pilot when she grows up. I'm excited becasue I haven't been to BC since I was 16, and it will be the first time that most of the family has met my DH, or my kids!

Shelley
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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 11:04am

Oh Shelley, how wonderful!

 


 



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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 11:11am
We are all, slightly excited!!!! Only my grandmother and 2 of my Aunts (There are 10 in Dad's family, and they each have 2-3 kids themselves, and now WE all are having kids...it could be very confusing, remembering who belongs to who!) have seen Alicia, and no one has met Jordan. SO I'm sure there are a lot of family members still in the pitying stage of our relationship...they need to see that ALicia is happy and healthy and that we are just a regular family. I'll spread joy whenever or wherever I can. See me sprinkle..... Pleasure chatting and I hope that I'll get some more free time, although now that Jordan is walking (I mean running), our wheelchair accessible house is a huge playground for him. At 15 months he can open every door and reach every light and he sees daylight and out the frontdoor he goes. Shelley
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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 11:18am

Have a Blast and keep Jordan in sight!

 


 



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Mon, 05-17-2004 - 8:06am
bumping it up!