Friday, July 31, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away

Sadie, Chloe and I were riding out the nasty storm in the basement this afternoon when I went over to check our window that has had a tendency to "leak" when it really pours hard (I mean REALLY hard). Well, this was one of those times. The water started pouring in the window so I grabbed all our towels from our vacation bag and started catching the water. Then I ran out with a kid bucket and bailed out the window well that was several inches deep with water. The water had just been pouring over the gutter and down the side of the house. Good thing I was downstairs! Crisis averted. It's all cleaned up (minus some towel laundry) and I'm ready to head out on vacation. See ya'll on the flip side. :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Welcome to our new family!

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to a delightful new boy Finn and his family. I got to meet with Finn and mom last week and they have decided to enroll for 3 days! Hooray! Ashley and I are really getting excited for the program to begin this September!

Ashley and I have been busy pulling together the administrative stuff too. Paperwork should be ready to go out once I get back from vacation. We're both eager to get back to working on the space! It's going to get worse before it gets better, but the end result will be worth the wait! :)

I attended a Birth to Three Committee meeting tonight sponsored by the CDSC (CT Down Syndrome Congress). It was an exciting meeting as we're hoping to help make some changes in the Birth to Three system here in the state. For those of you who don't know, Birth to Three is the State of CT's early intervention system. Because kids age out so quickly we feel the system/state is not being held accountable for providing what children with special needs in the state are entitled to. Although I have joined this committee through the CDSC because I have a child with Down syndrome, this has long been a mission of mine as someone in the field for many years now. I hope for once, we can really make a difference.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Some BEFORE pics

The soon-to-be mailboxes and family area.
The soon-to-be cubby area.

Looking back toward the stairs.
The soon to be table and sensory area.

Looking into the program space from the stairs.

Well, the before pics are really a-little-after,-but-still-before pics. ;)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Getting Ready

Today was a busy day arranging some things but primarily getting ready for our first visitors this week. Ashley and I laid out our plan to get ready over the next month and half. It's very exciting. I took some "before" pictures today, which I'll post in a few days. Chloe, Sadie and I are busy this week with play dates with Sam and Caleb and visits from 2 perspective families. It's so much fun getting ready for the fall!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Welcome to the new Our Village and Ready, Set, GO! blog page! This blog is for currently enrolled parents, new parents or anyone interested in how our program is progressing. Enjoy.

Things are busy here at Our Village getting ready for the fall Ready, Set, GO! program year. We have moved out my daughter Chloe's "medical bedroom" and are working at getting the sensory/eating space floor back down. Then we have to do some BIG time switching of stuff from downstairs to up and vice versa. We've got our work cut out for us. Ashley and I are excited to get busy this week!

We've been getting lots of interest re: fall enrollment which is very exciting. Lots of 2 1/2 year old boys! Chloe's going to be one tough cookie! Any other girls out there??? ;) hee hee. I'll try post some "before" pictures, so you can see where we start from. Lots to do! :)