I mean reallllly appreciate Signing Time,
then you can understand our excitement about this year's Buddy Walk.
This year, Rachel from Signing Time performed (with Hopkins, naturally) on stage prior to the walk.
Both Dylan and Cassidy have learned the majority of their signs by watching the Signing Time dvds. Seeing it all live...it was awesome, it really was.
Signing. Ah, it has had such an incredible impact on our lives. It is Dylan's primary means of communicating. I am guessing that at two years of age, he now has close to 80 signs. If he hadn't been taught to sign, we would be missing out on what makes Dylan, Dylan. So much of his personality is understood through signing.
Rachel from Signing Time has two children. One child is deaf and one child has both Cerebral Palsy as well as Spina Bifida. She understands. She knows.
And we just love her.
(Despite what it looks like, both kids really were excited, trust me. I think there was some confusion as to why she was there as a real live person. Tonight at dinner Cassidy asked me if Rachel fell out of the TV and if that was why she was at the Buddy Walk...).
Another magical Buddy Walk experienced. So different from last year, and even more from the year before...
Onward we go.