Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The last day of school!
Today was the last day of school! The kids are zoning out in front of the TV. I'm looking forward to sleeping in Friday. Actually, tomorrow I have to get up early to take Philip to a heart appointment. He was born with 2 holes in his heart (ASD/VSD). He had surgery when he was 6 months old, but we have to get checkups just to make sure all is well. I don't expect any trouble.
Today I bought Jessica a mini laptop computer. Juergen is looking into a special adaptive keyboard. I will load the laptop with Jessica’s favorite movies and computer games. It should help calm her down on the trip to Thailand. We decided to get the lap top for Jessica’s 18Th birthday gift. Jess will be 18 years old Sept 8th. Amazing! What a lovely girl she is! Perhaps she can take her laptop to school in the fall. We are hoping she will begin writing more independently. We may even try her out on voice generating software. This is software that will speak everything you type. Some non verbal autistic kids communicate with this technology. Perhaps Jessica can too?
Nicole is at the hospital visiting her friend Sarah who has cancer. I think Sarah is doing well. Everyone got their report cards last week except Nicole. They all did just fine! I don’t know what grades Nicole got but I do know she got her Latinum. This is the highest level of Latin. I’m sure she is happy to have that behind her! I have to find a big back pack. Nicole goes to camp (and will hike for 2 days). I hope I can find a backpack at the 2nd hand store. Don’t you just love it when your kids mention , “oh mom I need such and such” and I need it tomorrow! It keeps you on your toes! We got though another year of school. I know my dear husband will want to celebrate that! We ended well. I guess I want to celebrate that too!!!
Oh, Juergen phoned and said someone has been charging up his credit card. The credit card company noticed all these strange charges coming from Italy, India, and the USA. They stopped the charges, canceled the card and will give us our money back. Oh boy!!! Thank God they caught it! We should be getting a new card before our trip to Thailand. Hopefully this doesn't mess up our reservations in any way? I'm sure someone in Thailand sold our card number, because that is the only thing we have used our card for lately? All I can say is thank God the card company caught it...and I think we didn't suffer any loss!