Friday, January 12, 2018

surprise! mainstream.

G started attending the zoned school for 2 classes this week so he would have a chance to participate in Battle of the Books this year.  The school claims they can't find an interpreter to be there with him for just 2 hours daily so he's attending with 0 supports.  The classes are ones he's taken in the past so he is actually just navigating.  So far it's been very positive.  The battle of the books coach signs and has a deaf brother. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tech boy

Hey this is G talking about Techboyz. So, this actually started in 2016 December when my mom heard about Techboyz from friends at my school and thought "Hey, this will be great for G!".  We began the application process and were approved for a travel and camp fee scholarship.  And so boom since then until the week before, I was preparing to go. And I had to fly solo on the trip. So that was a new experience for me. There was a 5 hour delay in La Guardia. It wasn't like Gallaudet since I slept in a hotel at Gallaudet. And we needed our own keys to our rooms. Pictures below, I'll explain each of these.
This was my first day at RIT. And well, not to brag, but I kicked a home-run and caught 2 game changing catches.
This was more of a relaxing activities. There was swimming downstairs, dodge ball and basket ball. I went swimming after dodge ball.^.
This was me connecting the audio wires to the motherboard in my soon-to-be PC.

This was a Mars Simulation in just an hour. For the first 30 minutes I was on the team that went to Mars. My job was to build a probe for surveying Mars to retrieve a crew already on there.

This was a meeting preparing for the afternoon before starting the rest of the activities,.
This was like Jeopardy but with out saying the questions and only math subjects. Hope you don't mind me bragging but I scored most of the points and helped my team win. We won by only 10 points.

We went bowling at the nearby bowling alley. My friend E, bottom right with the headband. (No names, sorry.)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Daily Books

G's sport is Battle of the Books.  He'll be trying out for the team at the hearing middle school.  He read 14 books in 14 days.  G loves to read.

Friday, December 15, 2017

serious work

G took the decoration of this cookie very seriously. 

We recently had another FLVS crisis where G was surprised to find that when we say "Do your work" we mean all the work, including notes.  This was a surprise to him and it was a hard process for him to catch up.  Now he is caught up and ahead and enjoying the place of being all caught up and ahead.  It's interesting how clear all of this seems.

I've told the kids to stay off Youtube and G felt like it was a sneaky thing to watch a Studio C sketch as part of his job research.  So all the kids are kicked off the computer for 1 week because that was the consequence I told them would befall them if they went on youtube.  Bummer!

Saturday, November 25, 2017


G is very clever at teaching the younger children.  When the younger children want something G knows how to deflect them and get them interested in something else.  He is also very good at reinforcing the things his parents try to teach the children.  I'm so happy to spend so much time with him and for the helpful big brother he is.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

adventures at home and abroad

G had a good time with the Lorikeets.  He was able to have one on his arm and then another landed on his head.  The little kids were more scared but G had a good time and I'm glad the birds came to him.

G takes his role as big brother seriously.  He makes sure L is safe and I really appreciate how he figures out how to keep people happy.  Sometimes he doesn't do these things and life is hard.  But he's getting to know what's important and I really appreciate his helping our home to be a happy place.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


With G home full time it's fun making time to take him on special outings.

 The instructors gave us really great tips for how to handle the paddle and use our core instead of just our arms.
 It was really fun to see the creek and spend time with G.
  He wore his CI in the water proof pouch so he could hear but it was muffled and had static... 
We were really living the life.

surprise! mainstream.

G started attending the zoned school for 2 classes this week so he would have a chance to participate in Battle of the Books this year.  The...