Monday, February 25, 2013

The 'pod'

Canyon loves listening to music and the 'siren' app on the the iPod. I wish he'd play games or read (listen) to stories. He also LOVES FaceTime :)

Sahara and her health

For the last 18 days we have been tracking Sahara's health issues. Thankfully her back is better. But track at school might be over with since she has missed 3 weeks. But she has had 6 classic migraines, 2 big headaches, 3 mornings of vomiting (1 causing her to stay home) and this is while on migraine and nausea medicine. Next...she will be scheduled for an MRI pending insurance approval. :/

Friday, February 22, 2013

Jr High Dance

Canyon had a blast tonight. He even won Most Spirited Dancer ($5) He said, "Yes! I did it" and went running up to get his prize. Sahara said he was so dramatic about it, it was like he had won an Oscar.  He danced with a lot of Girls too :)

The theme was candyland.

The King....the principal :)

We were thinking of dressing Canyon as a Sugar Daddy, but thought for Jr. High, he might get kicked out...or suspended!
(This kid won costume tho)

Dancing with his sis.

The winners. For Costume, Elegance, and Spirit.

And who might this girl be???  Canyon says her name is Jessica. She danced with him several times.  But Canyon would get shy and embarrassed and run away!

Dr. Pepper break.

Here Canyon is dancing by himself but then gets mobbed by a gaggle of girls.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

National DS Day !

Down Syndrome International invites everyone across the world to wear LOTS OF SOCKS on 21 March 2013 to raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).

We want to get people talking about WDSD on 21 March, and we can do this if we all wear socks…BUT NOT JUST ANY SOCKS…brightly coloured socks, mismatched socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock…maybe even 3 socks (or EXTRA socks) for 3 chromosomes. Or if you don’t normally wear socks then wear them. Just so long as they are socks which are on display and people will ask you about.
AND WHY STOP AT SOCKS? Wear brightly coloured clothing if you like, say if it’s too hot for socks. The choice is yours, but we ask you to join us in wearing something which will help tell the world about WDSD.
It is easy to do, so whether you are at home, nursery, school, university, work, play, travel, holiday or anywhere, join in!
On 21 March 2013, wear LOTS OF SOCKS and invite all your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.
Down Syndrome International Statement - LOTS OF SOCKS - 24.01.13

Misty's school as the ice storm approached

Russellville School District releases statement concerning bus accident
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:58 pm

The Russellville School District has released the following statement concerning the weather related bus accident that occured after 4 p.m. today.
Today Russellville School District bus #57 was involved in a weather related accident in which the bus slid off the road, into the ditch and tilted over against a tree. No other vehicles were involved.
Seven students were on the bus at the time of the accident. Four of the seven were released to their parents immediately. Three students were examined, treated, and released by hospital emergency room medical personnel. All injuries were considered minor. The driver of the bus was also examined and released.

Monday, February 11, 2013

My Druggie

Sahara had to visit the doctor 2 weeks ago for migraines. Today she was back again for back pain that has lasted 10 days. She is on so much medicine now I had to buy an AM/PM pill container. 4 pills in the morning and 5 at night. She says she feels like an old person :)

She goes back again in 2 more weeks to review how everything has been going.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Polar Bear Plunge

We are only crazy enough to go and watch.  Jared really wants to participate next year and was bummed he didn't this year.  He will have to find sponsors because it's $50 to be this crazy!
There is also a costume contest. 

This couple dressed in their wedding attire.

The Russellville Police Dept.

We think this group were shower luffas (and the guy's shirt 'bar of soap')

This poor guy jumped in and lost his wedding ring.  So he stayed in extra long and they stopped the other plungers and he rooted around and FOUND IT!  I figured a few people would go help him if he didn't, me included, but I'm glad I didn't have to do that.  And so glad he found it!!!

It was a much bigger turn out this year and they made nearly tripple the amount!
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Time Out For Tech

Time Out for Tech
Somewhere in here....Sahara sits.
Sahara skipped school today to have a college day at Tech...where she most probably- 99.9% will be going in the fall.  Thousands showed up from states away. She had a great time and was full of stories when I got off work.  I think she is really getting excited.  Her friend Kendall (whom she roomed with at Sea Camp) changed from what she wanted to go into (nursing) to psychology like Sahara.  So they both seem really excited about maybe getting some classes together. Good for Sahara because Kendall is REALLY smart. After the tour and collecting a ton of paperwork, Jared met up with the girls and Kendall's mom and they all went out for lunch.  The girls are planning a family day at the park so her brother and Canyon can play together.  He is Canyon's age and home-schooled.  He is Autistic and wasn't doing well in school.  Maybe the 2 of them will be buddies :)