Tag: summer

Julie, London and Boston's first day of school 2015

Today Julie, London and Boston started back to school (6th, 4th and 3rd grades) and tomorrow Rachel will return to Fletcher Miller (her special needs school).  Looking at the raw pictures I took early this morning I realized I should have put more thought into photo composition.  All of the single pictures remind me of mug shots.  Ha. The featured image on this post is the only decent picture that doesn’t make my kids look like they’re headed for the slammer.

Boston, on the left, has the perfect “I don’t want to go back to school” expression that we all felt this morning.

The summer has come to an end and its time to pick up my website work load.  Time to recover from “back to school” expenses and start saving for Christmas. 🙂

I put my three younger children into public school for the last 7 weeks of school as I have been taking a “Nursing Assistant” course for Rachel.  Both school and the course ended on the same day and I’m catching up on work.  I need to apply for and pass the state exam, hopefully I will get an appointment quickly. Continue reading “School is out for the summer” »

Rachel is getting worse, much more difficult to physically manage and cognitively she can’t be held accountable for half of the things she does.
Continue reading “Rachel needs a wheelchair van” »

The weeks after the road race have been super busy for Rachel, me and her siblings.  Rachel finished up her home schooling with several weeks of seeing Anneliese the awesome TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired) at our home and baking.  Once school was out I loaded up the kids, pets and the Airstream and we drove out to Colorado.  Rachel had a hard time over the 4 day journey as it was very disorienting for her but once we arrived she has been doing much better.  I sent her IEP (education plan) to the school district here and they started her in summer school the Monday after we got here.  She likes going to school as much as she ever has (says she hates it but has a good time when she is there).  A huge difference for me was putting her on a big yellow school bus when I am used to putting her on a 13 passenger van. Continue reading “Rachel update July 2014” »