Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Another trip to the Baptist Mission
The first two pictures are from the trip up to the Baptist Mission. The second is Kerwin chilling by the pool and the third is his decoupage craft from today's Art class.
We had a really fun time yesterday. We went up to the Baptist Mission again. This time with our friends, the Yoders. Kerwin had a great time playing with boys and Mom and I enjoyed talking with Jackie and Steve. We had lunch, saw the animals, went to the bakery, Mom braved her way across the street to souvenir shop, and we finished the trip off with some ice cream. We stopped by the supermarket on the way home and picked up some groceries. The kids swam in the pool in the evening and then we ate dinner together up at the restaurant. We all had a nice time and Kerwin was worn out by the end of the night (and so were we). Whenever I go out anywhere here, I am so exhausted by the time I get back. I think it is mostly the heat but maybe I've just gotten used to a really relaxed pace here and the activity just feels different to me now.
Today we stayed home and did our usual things. We are learning "question words" in school this week. I feel like Kerwin already had a pretty good grasp on "who", "what", and "where". But he did not really know "when" yet and I'm going to wait a little while longer to tackle "why". Along with "where" we worked on prepositions and we worked on times of the day with "when." He's picking it up pretty quickly. One of my friends who is a speech therapist in the schools emailed me the curriculum benchmarks for kindergarten. I am so thankful for these. I didn't think I was going to have to be worried about keeping him on track academically because I thought we'd be home in time for him to start school with everyone else. However, now we will really have to work hard to keep on track because we are still learning sign language while we work on all these other goals. We are both doing our best and I think we are both doing pretty well.
Still waiting on news of the paperwork. I will update you when we hear something.