Audrey is taking swim lessons for a late 10th Birthday gift. A local homeschool family is generously letting us use their pool and another homeschool mom is providing the lessons. Andrey is doing so well! We’re kinda figuring out a “just right challenge” for her, which most often does not include activities specified for special needs children, rather activities designed for younger kids. She’s in a beginners’ class with kids around 4-7 years old and it’s a great fit. Her instructor is also phenomenal. I don’t think she has much experience teaching special needs children, but you’d never know it. She’s intuitive and tucks Audrey right into the fold.
And Eva is her biggest fan! This is her brazenly yelling for Audrey even though all the other spectators are absolutely quiet. Eva is such an excellent encourager!
Andrey’s gotten water up her nose a couple times, but other than that, she LOVES the class.
We are also taking advantage of local-ish sites. Following an introduction to Arkansan author Charles Portis, we visited Fort Smith’s National Historic Site where Judge Parker’s court was recreated. It was fun but the girls were exhausted from going through two stories of history.
And Daniel and I though this was hilarious. We couldn’t find any for sale in the gift shop though.