The house is decorated. The lights outside are few, but I plan to get some more up when it's above freezing. Sahara says that will be next Thursday!
We went with a real tree for the first time ever. It hasn't taken ANY water yet and it's been 8 days. It's mounted in the stand it came in so I can't recut the bottom. It will most likely be brown by Christmas. Bummer. We only decorated with picks, lights, and snow flakes. But Sahara wants me to find last years tree spider. Again, waiting for the thaw.
Since we're kind of iced in we decided to get some holiday baking done. We loaded up trays and headed out to meet our four new neighbors. House one, no answer, we left the tray in their chair on the porch. House two, Alisha answered. Nice lady and she said Scott and Cindy live there. House three, really nice mom, Amanda and 3 elementary kids there. Then we got stuck in their driveway. Too icy. Took forever to get out and pretty embarrassing. So we skipped house four for now.
We have 4 more batches of cookies to make and 1 loaf of bread. Maybe tomorrow.
And everything is wrapped and under the tree and in the stockings.
Sahara decided to do a project. She wanted a place for pictures in her room and wanted to create that place herself. Not buy a premade board. We hot glued foam board on the back of the cork board because it's never thick enough and tacks poke through. Then she hot glued thin rope. Originally the rope was to tuck pictures behind, but that wasn't working so it became a design element.
It took until the next day to figure the pattern she wanted to put them on the wall. The are held up with that double sided foamy tape.
Pictures went up fast.
Even before she remembered that she had bought little starfish to glue on the ropes.
She's going to take back the unused roll of rope and get more starfish to finish it.
It just formed 3 weeks ago so if it becomes more then a Facebook page, I will let you know. For now, he and around 15 other kids are there to spread awareness that they need to be thought of People First and they are not DS kids or Downs kids or but kids first, who happen to have Down syndrome.
It's that time of the year for Special Olympic bowling. At 8:10 Saturday morning we left the house to head to Sportsworld Bowling Alley. Canyon and his team were set up on lane 16. He found a gold ball in his size and soon the games were about to begin.
I sneaked over to the side to get a shot of him in action, but lighting is pretty dull so they all turned out blurry.
He made a couple Spares as you can see in the picture above.
Awesome job Canyon!
1st PLACE WINNERS!!!
The team: Chance, Shawn, Canyon, and Tyler
Pancho, our neighbor and Canyon's bud in the Jr. High, got his medal for Individual Bowling.
Another happy kid.
Everyone awarded and just in time for lunch at Ihop.
In case the video doesn't work or take forever to load:
(KATV) - Two students were arrested Wednesday after death threats
were made against other students at Russellville Middle School
through the online message board Ask.FM. More
than half the student body stayed home Wednesday. More than 70
percent didn't show up for classes on Tuesday. Thursday
may be a different story, though, thanks to those arrests. Police
arrested the first suspect Wednesday morning as part of a separate
investigation. She originally went on the same site asking how to
make a bomb, according to police, and was charged with falsely
communicating a terroristic threat.
second female suspect was interviewed and arrested Wednesday
afternoon, directly connected to the Ask.FMdeath
emphasized that while both girls were arrested for activity on the
same site, they were not working together and their alleged crimes
are in no way connected. The
case took major steps Wednesday morning thanks, in part, to help from
federal law enforcement agencies that were able to ping the IP
address from the chatroom.
suspect has been identified because of their ages.