Wednesday, the neighborhood held it's annual block party for Halloween. They close down the street by the park and have food and games and dancing. Matthew and I went up for a bit. He put on an old costume from a few years ago (4 years ago - wow! I didn't realize it was that old! Still fit!). He ran into a bunch of his pals and ended up playing football with them for quite a bit (the Halloween costume took a bit of a beating in the footbal though!).
>> Posted by Michelle at 10:59 PM |
>> – 2014, 31 for 21, band, daily life, family, life, Marching Band, matthew, Ryan, Special Oylmpics
Then I had to head up to the high school for a Band meeting.
We got to watch them practice for just a bit.
>> Posted by Michelle at 10:45 PM |
This last week kicked my hinny. :) So resuming the last few posts...
Monday we had Miss Lynnette for OT. She brought cute Halloween skeleton cupcakes to make. They turned out cute and tasted even better!
>> Posted by Michelle at 10:43 PM |
>> Monday, October 27, 2014 – 2014, 31 for 21, daily life, down syndrome, down syndrome awareness, family, matthew
I had photo sessions both last night and tonight, so we've had a pretty low key weekend.
I stepped on a spot on our bedroom carpet Friday night and it was wet. We pulled back carpet and took down part of the wall Saturday morning. Couldn't figure out for the life of us how it got wet. Thought it had maybe come from the roof from all the rain we had these last months. Then we did laundry today and it's all wet in there again. Now that the walls gone, we can see where it's coming from, kinda. Ack.
Yesterday Matthew decided the park was an American Ninja set, so we had to go back today (once with me and again with Michael while I was gone) to run the course.
He had to run for a bit first (full on run for a block).
Then he does a series of "obstacle course" at the park - monkey bars, balance beam, under and over things, etc.
Then he took a minute to play tic tack toe with Dad.
The sky was gorgeous tonight. Of course this happened on the way to the car.
Had to pull over at my "spot" to catch a couple of last light ones...
>> Sunday, October 26, 2014 – 2014, 31 for 21, daily life, down syndrome, down syndrome awareness, matthew
I have an extra chromosome - I stand out from the crowd.
And of me I know - My family are very proud.
I have an extra chromosome - Some people think that's sad.
But that it makes me who I am - I am so very glad.
I have an extra chromosome - Please don't stare and pity me.
For I like you for who you are - See, acceptance is the key. - Nathan (w/ DS)
I came across this article today on FB and stopped to read it...
You should too!
>> Posted by Michelle at 9:23 PM |
>> Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 2014, 31 for 21, daily life, December Daily, down syndrome, family, matthew
Tonight we went to the Balloon Spooktacular at Salt River Fields. Michael has a couple of co-workers that have balloons and were there. We have never been to it before, so it was fun! It was quite crowded and we didn't stay but a couple of hours. LOTS of hot air balloons - bouncys for the kids, trick or treating (no - Matthew didn't dress up). The balloons were beautiful! We left at around 8pm and went next door to the Schootsdale Pavilions and ate dinner. When we were leaving - the fireworks went off, so we sat in the parking lot and watched them.
What a goofer! See Batman behind him? It was Batman, his wife Robin, and the super kids - Superman and the Pink Power Ranger - so fun!
>> Posted by Michelle at 9:51 PM |
>> Friday, October 24, 2014 – 2014, 31 for 21, daily life, down syndrome, down syndrome awareness, family, matthew
Matthew did all 10 faces this year! So fun! He had to put on an old Halloween costume to come out and make them - LOL!
My flowers are just so pretty right now!
>> Thursday, October 23, 2014 – 2014, 31 for 21, down syndrome, down syndrome awareness, matthew, Ryan
Ryan, Matthew and I at a Pumpkin Patch in 2006
Carving pumpkins in 2007...
My little pirates in 2008...
At the Buddy Walk in 2010
Matthew Power Ranger from 2011
Ryan and Matthew in 2012
And from 2013 - Palm Springs when we were on our way to LA