Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Family Night...

It is now Eric's and my goal this year to make time for family no matter how busy and how tired we all get. So we are now scheduling Family Night every other week. We want to be realistic and achieve our goals. So tonight was my night for planning and Eric said he wanted it to be educational-ish.

I decided to do fire safety. This was just before the 10 year old in SLC died in a fire. That only confirmed it was an important topic. Eric made fun of me for of it, but he makes fun of me all the time.

We watched a little movie on fire safety that I found on the net. I then gave the kids a quiz I also found on the net. After that we went into each room and pretended I was the fire and they had to get out. So they crawled all over and found each escape route. They loved it...well the little ones. It was kind of boring for York, but a good refresher. We also marked the calender for each month that we need to check the fire alarms. Lastly we made a little fire book. I found a cool little story book that you could color on the net. We all colored pages. Cache and Mason thought it was super cool so they are taking it to school to show their class.

I also got to pick dinner since it was my night... we ate pancakes, homemade strawberry syrup, scrambled eggs, and bacon. Super YUMMY!

We had a great first family night. Eric plans next so we will see! :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cache Living with Long QT

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What would life be like…

If I didn’t have Cache to blog about.

He just seems to be my most exciting child. So to what do you ask is deserving of a post? A school affair. This year we were fortunate enough to get an amazing teacher for Cache. She has been so great and is always trying to stay positive but by no means hides the truth. A little over a month ago she had told us that Cache had potential for speech but she could not seem to get him to where he needs to be. We started to push things pretty aggressively and he is now in speech, physical, and occupational therapy in and out of school.

Last week while meeting with his teacher, she felt that he still seems to be having a hard time. We are at such a crucial age and we need to have him proficient in a language. He seems to be a much more proficient signer than he is a verbal communicator. So officially the game plan has changed. We are now going to fully focus on sign but still have speech therapy. We decided to send him next year to the all sign school here in Utah called JMS (Jean Massieu School). There they teach in ASL with written English.

Eric and York are going to start ASL classes next week. York will also be taking ASL in high school next year. We also have a great Deaf Mentor that comes to our home every week and teaches us sign and about Deaf Coulter. He is a great guy and we always look forward to him coming.

I think Cache will be at peace and feel at home in this new school. I think he likes to sign and he feels comfortable communicating in ASL. It just seems to come more naturally for him. I can tell when we are in speech therapy that he wants to have speech but it is just so hard for him. I can see how much he struggles to get it out. Sometimes to the point I just want to say no more. He is such a great kid and I just love him for everything he is and is going to be. I do not think that child could ever disappointment me.

Good luck Cachers, my monster, on your new endeavor. We love you!