Sunday, February 26, 2012
Emma's team had another debate tournament on Saturday. Emma did not participate because she had an art class in the morning but she joined them in the afternoon to cheer them on in all categories. Like the last debate in December, the 6th grade team did very well. The next debate is April 21st. Emma is in the middle with the striped skirt.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
The film, “Raising Renee,” follows Beverly McIver and her older sister, Renee, over a six-year period. An acclaimed painter with a flourishing career in the art world, McIver casually promised her mother that she would take care of Renee, who functions at the level of a third-grader, when her mother could not.
When McIver’s mother died in 2004, she followed through on her promise, moving Renee from their mother’s home in North Carolina to live with her in Arizona. Soon realizing that she needed help caring for Renee, McIver ultimately returned to North Carolina — a place she’d vowed never to live after leaving the segregation-filled environment of her youth.
The documentary, which premieres Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO2, follows the two sisters as they adapt to their new reality and confront the opportunity for Renee to live independently for the first time ever at age 50.
“Raising Renee” is just the latest film focusing on disability issues to appear on HBO. In recent years, the cable channel aired Monica & David, a documentary about the marriage of two young adults with Down syndrome, and produced a biopic of autism self-advocate Temple Grandin.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
What did you do today? This morning we woke up to Calvin crying. He was stuck in the ceiling of our basement and try as we might, we couldn't get him out. I took Emma (and friend) to art class at the Kresge Museum on campus, Chris took Joe to sports skills. Then I washed the car and came home to dismantle part of the wiring and pulled the cat out of the ceiling. Meanwhile, Chris took Joe out to lunch and then to get his haircut. After Emma returned home, we did shopping (found a dress for the Daddy-daughter dance), dropped some stuff off at Goodwill, and came home for lunch. Then we finally put up the butterflies that she received for Christmas on Emma's wall. When Joe came home we decorated Valentine's Day cookies while Chris returned library books and ran general errands for the household. As I type, Emma is listening to a conversational Italian CD and Joe is playing on his Toy Story 3 Wii. I am hoping to exercise before we go out to dinner tonight. Whew--tomorrow, we start all over again.