Thursday, October 21, 2010


Brennan will turn three at the end of March. So, in just five short months, I will be sending him off to school. I feel both excited and nervous about this transition.....but mostly nervous. I have been trying to educate myself on the process in an effort to both calm my nerves and make sure I am as prepared as possible. I recently found The IEP Toolkit which was written specifically for families of children with Down syndrome. It seems like a great starting point for preparing for an IEP. For more in-depth information, I have heard that "Wrightslaw: From Emotion to Advocacy" is THE book to have. And, of course, talking to other parents who have been through the process has been hugely helpful. I hope to share any valuable information I learn along the way and would love to hear any advice or suggestions you have relating to IEP's and transitioning to preschool.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Few Pictures From Summer

I can honestly say that this was the best summer we've ever had as a family. The weather was perfect and we all had so much fun together. Brennan loved being outside, playing in the kiddie pool in our backyard, swinging on the swingset, scooting around our driveway in his cozy coupe, being pushed on his tricycle, going to the beach, swimming at the pool, and playing with his siblings and cousins. He was even happy on our 15 hour car trip....