Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Amanda is ready for school!

Just a quickie post to say that Amanda is excited and ready for school!  She got a new backpack today...PINK, of course!  She'll start 8th grade in the same school she's been attending since she was in preschool at age 3 and I was her teacher.  That means this is at least her 12th backpack! 

Most people don't know she received an implant this summer so there will be a variety of responses, I'm sure.

We also ordered her techno color covers for her processor and headpiece.  They should arrive tomorrow from Advanced Bionics. 


Deb said...

Amanda looks cute as a button! Hope she gets her headpiece covers and colorcaps so she can make a "splash" in class! xxoo Deb

Shari/"Whiger" said...

Cool backpack!! Summer vacation's almost over. My girls start this coming Monday already. Wow. Both are moving on to new schools.

And good luck with the next map. I hope the eye twitching can be eliminated with the next adjustment of the programs. :)Acck. My turn next Monday. Yikes.

Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Thanks, Deb! When I read your comment and told her you said she was "cute as a button" she just looked at me like, "Now why would anyone say that?" So I taught her the idiom and she accepted it graciously.

Her processor covers and color caps arrived today so she has been quite colorful today. If AB made a pink color cap she'd be there in an instant!

Shari, yeah, she's pretty pleased with that backpack! I'm really excited for you and want to hear all about Monday. There have been so many successful-from-the-get-go activations I sincerely hope you are one of them!


Olivia Hernandez said...

Good luck with school Amanda! Cute backpack!

Janet said...

Hi Jennifer, How did Friday's mapping go? I've been watching the forum and your blog. Hoping for the best!

suddensilence said...

Does Amanda start school tomorrow, Aug. 25? I hope it goes well and the kids don't give her grief over the implant. Hopefully they'll just be curious, if anything. :)

Your comment made me realize that there's no pink color cap. Wow! I think the closest is the burgundy in the Sophista colors line. I do love the Techno colors though!!

Sending lots of good thoughts her way, for future mappings and the start of school. :)



Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Thanks, Olivia! She's ready!

Janet, I just posted an update to fill everyone in. Overall we feel it's positive. Thanks for checking.

Yep, Wendi, tomorrow is the day of the new school year? And what's up with the no pink color caps?!! She already lost her blue one. I think it's probably attached to something metal. Thanks for your positive wishes, as always.


Abbie said...

She looks absolutely adorable with her new haircut and back pack!

Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Thanks, Abbie. So far so good in school.

Jennifer :-)