Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lily is going flatting

This Saturday Lily will start flatting with two friends who also have Down syndrome. She has no concerns at all in spite of being unable to remember the address of the house! (we are working hard on that) Paul and I have many concerns, but luckily the organisation that will support them is very helpful and keen to hear our ideas.
They will have helpers in from 7.00 to 8.30 am and 4.30 to 7.00 pm on Monday to Friday and a bit less at the w/e.
I said Lily could choose her own bedding for the first time (at the moment she has to have stuff I consider matches our colonial style house) so with her beautiful antique style sleigh bed she will have a black duvet cover and pillow case with pirates and skulls on it!!

Also this w/e Hannah and I are going to Sydney to visit Beth , James, Sam and Anika, leaving Paul with the boys. This was arranged before we knew the flatting dates and Paul is not best pleased!

Everyone is doing well. Noah has an IEP and I knew they truly understood him when for his goal of reading and understanding his time table they said "partially achieved" he can read the time table, but does not always choose to obey it!!

3 comments:

Sherry Boas said...

Love this post! Gives me so much hope for my daugther, who has Down syndrome. She is also adopted. Here's a video that shows you what our "Lily" inspired:

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=WLKYKPNX

www.LilyTrilogy.com

Sherry Boas said...

Love this post! Gives me hope for my 9-year-old daughter, who has Down syndrome. She is also adopted. Here's a video that shows what our "Lily" inspired.

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=WLKYKPNX

www.LilyTrilogy.com

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, that is so exciting about Lily going flatting. I can't wait to hear updates on how she is doing. I so hope that will be Pete one day.
Hugs to you all... :)
Bridget