And so it begins! We are in the mist of our dance studio's production of Swan Lake With a Splash! The kids work so hard preparing for each of these performances. They are so excited when it comes time to get on the stage. They have no stage fright and I love to see theme enjoying their passion. This year Goldilocks is a dog, Little Red Riding Hood is seaweed and Tom Sawyer is a police officer and seaweed. The girls also have a separate performance for their aerial arts class in the middle of the week. One girl will be a bird and the other will be Princess Padme. That totals up to 7 shows in the next week. We will be very busy people for the next few days.
We had an awesome time at the zoo for Mother's Day. The most exciting part was watching Tom Sawyer and Goldilocks go up in an amazing obstacle course. If you want to read more of our impressions about the Columbia Zoo, go here.
Since my husband had the week off, we decided to visit a local attraction. We drove out to see Chimney Rock. It is a bit costly for the us locals. However, we wanted to visit since our kids are growing up here and have never seen it. It really is a spectacular sight. We also went on two of the hikes within the park grounds.
Tim Update ~ I visited a wonderful day program for individuals with brain injuries with Timothy this week. This programs goal is to increase life skills and provide lots of social outings to the participants. It attracts the most high functioning brain injured in our area and some of Timothy's friends from his special needs college class attend it. The program writes up goals for each client and helps them achieve their personal goals. It looks like a wonderful program for Tim and he will be testing it out for a few days next week. If all goes well, he will start going a few days a week in the very near future. I am very excited to find this great place for him to spread his wings a bit more on his road to more independence.
We are one week out from the end of out 2012/2013 school year. The kids are ready for a change. We will still be doing about 1.5 hours of school a day, but with a twist. I will post about it soon. Here is one last picture of my youngest monkey.