Monday, September 10, 2012

One packed weekend

This weekend was a flurry of fun activities for us.  On Saturday, Dariya and I attended the Learning Program's literacy class that we signed up for via our local DSG.

We saw this presentation last spring at the DS conference and were thrilled when our own DSG announced they were bringing the program here.   If you would like to do this program with your sweetie with ds, follow this link and sign in and you can download all the books and  information for FREE.

This first year the program is only open to 4-6 year olds so Alayna missed the age cutoff (but both girls are already reading via this program that we have been doing at home for months).

This program cost the DSG $15,000 but we were only charged $200 per student to enroll.  One more reason to Step Up for Down Syndrome and donate here so our family can continue to benefit from these types of progams.

Ok, back to the weekend.  Saturday evening we helped my neice, Rayne celebrate her 7th birthday.

Sunday we went to church, ran home fed the girls lunch and were off to meet their dance instructors for the year.  (They will start dance next Sunday, stay tuned for really cute pics!)

After the dance meet and greet we headed off for another fun DSG sponsored activity at the Weston Red Barn Farm.  We spent the beautiful sunny afternoon enjoying the farm.  We ate a huge lunch, took in the hay rides, visited and fed, or rather watched daddy feed the animals, Aidan played video games and saw many of our friends that we don't see often enough.  We couldn't convince Aidan to play booger wars or do the human hamster ball.

It was a great weekend but, I think we all need a nap now that Monday morning has rolled around.


Becca said...

Wow, your weekend sounds *much* more exciting/interesting/fun than ours! LOL
We did TLP last year, but Sammi was already reading so we really didn't get too much out of it, unfortunately. I wasn't sure, going in to it, so I thought we'd try it anyway. Great program, though! Glad your local DSA is offering it.

Kim said...

I am SO downloading that information today. And seriously, how cute are your children at the pumpkin patch? I love them. I just want to squeeze D's little face, Alayna is so pretty, and Aidan is so handsome and looking very grown up these days. Great photos!

Jill said...

Sounds like a very fun weekend! Thanks for the info about the reading program. I'll have to check it out.

Very cute photos too! I LOVE pumpkin patch pics. Glad you had fun!