Saturday, March 21

Summer Is Approaching

I am starting to feel nervous about summer already! Maybe it's the Spring air or knowing that we are in the last 9 weeks of school, I don't know but I definitely feel the crunch. My husband and I both work so we pay for the children to go to summer camps either locally or other places. Most of the summer is spent in our local summer camp. Two years ago my husband was laid off right before Rebecca came which was a blessing in disguise because we did not have to pay for summer care and my children had more time to bond with each other and my husband. Last year, we sent them to the after school care summer camp which had a lady there that signed! OH - WHAT A BLESSING! Rebecca enjoyed her time there and it fine. She really missed the children and interaction with others besides her teacher who was also watching 19 other children.

This year, that wonderful lady who signed is going to school to become a teacher and is not sure if she will do the camp again :( We have signed Rebecca up for TSD (Texas School For The Deaf In Austin) camp for 2 weeks hoping that will give her some of that much needed communication with other children and introduce her to the TSD campus. That leaves about 2.5 months left to plan. We are trying to find other day camps that are local and have someone who signs, but it is very frustrating and difficult.

Jasmine has started Karate and is loving it!! We are trying to find another activity for Kimberly, but again it is not an easy task. I would like for her to take art classes, she is very artistic and I think that would be wonderful for her. Pray that we can find a class to fit our schedule and our budget for her.


Jess said...

Hi! I found your blog on Twitter. I am a Deaf Education major and very active in the Deaf Community. There are several things going on this summer. You should call the Deaf Action Center in Dallas. They can give you more information about programs for your daughter. :) Hope this helps some!

Connor's Mom said...

Summer camp-- what fun! I have fond memories of my days at camp, and I hpoe Rebecca will too!

I'm glad Jasmine is enjoying Karate. We'll keep our fingers crossed for you that you can find something for Kimberly!