Friday, April 29, 2011

Josephine giveaway, and other little updates

Thank you so much to those of you who have contributed and/or spread the word about Josephine!  I was so thrilled when she had a family step forward to adopt her so quickly! They still has a long way to go to raise the money needed for her adoption so I want to have one final push for the giveaway I'm having.  Tomorrow is the last day but there's still time for a chance to win one of 4 gift cards worth $50 each (2 for Starbucks and 2 for Subway).  NO minimum donation is asked, even if all you can afford is $1 that is perfectly OK!  Just seeing her grant grow is such a huge encouragement to the Cutler family.  I'll draw names tomorrow and then announce the winners of the gift cards :-) Then I'll contact you for your addresses so I can get them in the mail ASAP!

On another note, Darya went to be evaluated by a physical therapist yesterday.  She said that Darya's doing great, but wants her to wear inserts in her shoes for a while to strengthen her feet and ankles.  I also had my transition meeting with our local school district a week or so ago.  Darya will be 3 in June, then her services will transfer from the Early Steps program to the local schools.  Even though we home school the boys, we think it would be beneficial for Darya to attend school part time so she can continue to receive speech therapy. We'll see how that goes! I'm a bit nervous about sending my baby girl to school, but I know she'll be fine!

Also, I love being the New Family Liaison for Reece's Rainbow!  I get to "meet" so many wonderful families from around the country (and even world!).  The best part is when we get to move a waiting child to the "My Family Found Me" page :-)

Look out for my post tomorrow for the winners!


  1. She doesn't have to attend public school to receive speech therapy. You can drive her to the school at appointed times to get her therapy & then leave with her when her hour is up. Legally, she is entitled to therapy even if she doesn't attend the school.

    Just thought I'd share that in case you really do want to homeschool Darya but the district is making it sound like you can't if you want to get her therapy.

  2. Hi Kate! Thank you for the info! We have thought of doing that, too (the school didn't tell us that was an option, but other parents have), so we will definitely keep that in consideration. I think right now we're just keeping the door open and trying to figure out what will be best for us come fall. I know I don't want her going to school full time, but maybe part time at least a couple mornings a week during the time she'd get ST. We have yet to go to the school and observe and meet the staff, but I've heard good things about it. So, we'll see!