A few photos from Matthew's birthday last week!
Michael and I had a date night and we went to an indoor range.
Mine's on the left, his on the right.
I walked into the kitchen and Matthew had gotten up, made himself muffins from a mix. He'd turned the oven on, gotten out the mix, put it in a bowl. He was going to pour in the milk when Ryan came around the corner and reminded him to use a measuring cup. He then mixed it, poured them in the tins and Ry helped him get them in the oven!
The morning of his birthday he woke up to streamers in his doorway and this...
He came home from school with this hat on...
He requested and received Chili's for dinner where they sang to him (his favorite part!)
And then he opened his presents of which his "Sharp Boy" clothes were a big hit!
Then we had to talk him into waiting until that following Thursday to wear them to school. It was picture day that day!
>> Posted by Michelle at 9:15 AM |
>> – 2015, daily life, down syndrome, down syndrome awareness, family, matthew, photography, running, Special Oylmpics
We woke up ine morning to a very dense fog... HIGHLY unusual for around here. I should have gone out to the reserve to get some photos, but I wasn't feeling well. So we went down to the green belt instead.
Matthew played Basketball with the Special Olympics. This was at the city meet. They played very well - winning 3 out of 4 games.
This was the only game they lost, but this team has a very good player on it that is a little older, a little bigger and a little more aggessive on it. The photo below is right before Matthew got him good in true Matthew fashion. Matthew came up on him, the young man went to block hi...m, Matthew stepped back, did a dribble between his legs, bounced it between the defenders legs, caught it on the other side and took his shot! He missed his shot, but it was AWESOME! And that is an understatement! Both Ryan and I missed it - he didn't have the video on and I had stoppwd taking photos to watch! frown emoticon But the crowd went wild! The young man wassn't expecting it at all and you should have seen the ref's face!!!! LOL! Gotta love it!
Matthew and his buddies right after with their silver medals!
Michael and I celebrated 20 years of marriage...
He sent Ryan out to get me flowers and donuts the night before to surprise me. Since it was right after Valentine's day - they were pretty picked over, so Ryan came home with 3 sets of pink roses - they were 3 in each set - he couldn't find the dozen red roses that Michael sent him after! LOL!They lasted a week, so it was maybe a good decision! The lilies are the flower for the 20th anniversary, so Michael made sure I had those too. They lasted longer than the roses!
I ran a 10K. I was very undertrained, having been sick for so long, but I did it!
>> Posted by Michelle at 9:14 AM |
>> – 2015, band, daily life, down syndrome, down syndrome awareness, family, high school, Junior Year, Marching Band, matthew, Ryan, Special Oylmpics
Over winter break this year, we were cold enough and had rain -
which equaled out to snow on the Superstition Moutains! Very cool!
It was so beautiful and as you can imagine - didn't last vey long!
MHS Marching Band was busy during the Verteran's Day Parade, so they marched in the MLK Day Parade this year. I drove our truck and trailer to help move equipment and consequently missed the whole parade. Caught up with them at the very end to caught 2 shots of Ryan...
Matthew attended a Football Camp during Super Bowl Week and Luke Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks was one of the participants. Matthew ran up, caught his pass and then proceded to flash his Patriots jersey at him, yelling "Go Gronk!" at the top of his lungs! Mr. Wilson cracked up!
Ryan had a inspection for his JROTC Unit and looked so nice!
>> Posted by Michelle at 8:59 AM |