Saturday, February 9, 2019


Today was Kyle's last basketball game of the season.  He had such a great time playing basketball.  It has definitely been his favorite sport to play and he's already looking forward to next year!

After the game today, the kids received trophies and basketballs.

Kyle loved playing with several friends, especially Sam!

Night to Shine

Night to Shine is the Tim Tebow Foundation's "prom" for people with special needs that has been hosted by churches for the last five years.  This year there were 655 host churches in 24 different countries with over 100,000 people with special needs honored as Kings and Queens (they are even crowned during the night).  I have wanted to volunteer to help at Night to Shine for a couple of years, but I haven't done it for various reasons.  This past week I heard about an opportunity to volunteer at the red carpet as the guests enter the party.  I went to sign up and realized that Connor could go with me.  Most of the volunteer opportunities during Night to Shine are for adults, but the red carpet is open to anyone.  The guests are pampered when they arrive in the "beautification station" and then they go to the red carpet to be introduced and escorted with their "buddy" for the night to the party.  Most are so excited to walk down the red carpet and the volunteers cheer and clap for them as if they are celebrities!  Connor did such a great job giving high fives and cheering as each person had their moment on the red carpet.  The event we were at had over 100 guests with special needs attending!  I would definitely like to make this an annual event!

If you don't know about Night to Shine, go visit the website to learn more!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Full of Randomness

This post is a bunch of randomness from this month.  I haven't taken a lot of photos this month, but here are some that I have.  Enjoy!

 Connor was inducted into the Jr. Beta Club last Friday due to his excellent grades and amazing conduct!  We are so proud of him.  During part of the ceremony, each kid went up to the podium to say what quality they bring to Beta Club and what quality they would like to grow.  Connor said he brings loyalty to Beta Club and he would like to grow in being cooperative.  We are so proud of him!

One day last week I tried to keep Paxton awake as we drove to school for speech therapy.  We arrived early, so I let him out of his seatbelt to play (and wake up), but he quickly just got comfortable and fell asleep!

Those little legs sticking out...the goggles on his head...Goodness!  He is cute!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Connor's Birthday

We celebrated Connor's birthday first on Connor's Birthday Eve (aka New Year's Eve).  Kevin and Lee and the girls were leaving after breakfast on Connor's birthday, so we wanted to do cupcakes the night before.

Haha!  Trick Candles!  They wouldn't blow out!

The morning of Connor's birthday started with donuts and presents.

After Kevin and Lee and the girls left, we headed to lunch at PF Chang's.

This little guy asked for his picture with the giant horse!

And, he posed like this on his own!

Later that day, we left to head home.  On our way, we met up with my parents for them to get Connor.  They took him on a trip to Dallas!  We miss him and can't wait to see him in a couple of days.

Happy 11th Birthday, Connor!