Sunday, May 24, 2009
On Saturday we went to the annual Open House at C.H.U.M. Emma & Joe had fun riding horses and playing with all of the the other kids and various animals around the barn. Joe surprised me by volunteering to join in at the crafts table. That is a big change for him. Usually he refuses to participate in arts and crafts.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Joe's class went on a field trip to the East Lansing Fire station. We walked from Red Cedar and listened to the captain talk about fire safety and demonstrate what a fire fighter looks like in full gear. After that we went outside for a brief tour of the fire truck and all of the equipment. We are all in safe hands with Joe holding the hose!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
This week Emma began her safety patrol training at Marble School. She and Colleen are teamed up at the kindergarten crosswalk with Mrs. Ferguson. She is being trained by a fourth grader named Fritz. Emma is stationed at 8:25 AM and 3:30 PM. This will be her spot for fourth grade.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
AND STILL MORE:
A photo of Joe riding Splash is on the East Lansing Public School page. Click through three photos to find Joe. Click HERE to see "Joe D."
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tomorrow night Emma will perform in a Farewell Concert for her choir director Mary Alice Stollak. There has been a lot of publicity for this concert at the Wharton Center. Click HERE to listen to the local NPR program that will air tomorrow morning (WKAR--East Lansing)
This morning I joined Emma's field trip to discover historical East Lansing. We piled on a bus with our 2 docents to learn about the Indian portage path, the early pioneer families, and the early history of MSU. Along the way we visited a few spots (including the old cemetery)where I have never been.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Emma had her spring concert last night at the MSU Community Music School. Her friend Daniel attended to hear her sing. After the concert we went out for ice cream. Next week she will sing in the farewell concert for her director, Mary Alice Stollock at the Wharton Center.
Monday, May 04, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
This year I am asking friends and family for help. I have submitted photos of Joe & Emma for the past two years and they haven't been picked. If you have a photo of Joe taken over the past year that you think is a winner - please send it to me. The deadline isn't until July so there is still time to take the photo (I'm looking at you Uncle Pete and Cousin David). Graduations are perfect photo opportunities.
Enter your photo in the Times Square Video Contest
Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Buddy Walk® by entering the Times Square Video Contest. The video, which showcases individuals with Down syndrome from all over the world, will air on a jumbo screen in the heart of Times Square on September 26, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. The New York City Buddy Walk will immediately follow the video presentation at the Great Hill in Central Park.
For more information or to submit a photo, click here; the deadline is July 15, 2009.
If you would like to see the 2008 video click HERE