Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School

It's back to school time at our house!

Antalya had her first day of Kindergarten.
She was so excited when I woke her up this morning and told her it was finally the day she could go to Kindergarten school. Her smile lasted all morning!

Last Thursday I got a call from the charter school I have been hoping and praying for, that they just had a spot come available for Antalya if we wanted it. After meeting with the special ed director and finding out she would have a one-on-one aide in a mainstream classroom, I jumped on it. I think it will be an ideal set up for this year. The school is only two miles from our home. There are four other little kids with Down syndrome at the school, and two of those had her same teacher for Kindergarten the previous two years. 

I have a feeling it will be a great year for my little girl!

And today was my first day back at school. I graduated with a bachelors eight years ago, and have been wanting to go back to school ever since but couldn't decide what I wanted to do. These last few years had me thinking more and more seriously about becoming a speech therapist. I finally feel like the time is right for me to take some classes part time. 

After some research I realized that in order to apply to the Master's program I have to have a undergrad in communicative disorders. So, today, I began work on my 2nd Bachelor's degree. It will take a couple years of part time classes before I can apply to the Master's program, but that's alright. 

And Victoria starts preschool next week. I decided that if I was going back to school, I needed a few quiet hours a week to get my studying done, so I found a neighborhood preschool three days a week for Victoria to go to. She is so excited!

So, here's hoping it's a great school year for all us girls in the house!


Adam, Jaci, Grant, Grace and Amelia said...

Wow! First of all, Antalya looks so grown up! I am so glad she got into a great school. Are you guys in UT county? You'll have to email me and let me know where she is going. We are trying to get back to UT and I am nervous about services for Grace since she is in such a great place right now. Sigh. And that is so awesome that you are going back to school! You will be an amazing speech therapist. How wonderful! I hope Victoria enjoys preschool. Here is to a fabulous year for all of you!

Stuart and Sarah said...

How exciting for you Sunny. I had no idea you were going back to school! You go girl! I am proud of you!

F-A-N-G-U-P-O said...

That is so awesome! What a blessing! She's such a big girl now and she's so cute!

Stuart and Sarah said...

Hey Sunny, to answer your question about running-yes we are doing St. George this year. It will be my 4th-SIGH. It has been hard training this year with little miss, but I wanted to have some goal set so I could hopefully take off the baby weight. If you are getting 2-3 miles, give yourself a pat on the back, that is AMAZING!