Sunday, April 30, 2017

Art Show

Our very last Pottsville Art Show was this afternoon.
We found found 3 of Canyon's pieces.
It's so strange to think I will have both kids out of high school in 2 weeks!!


Bound to happen

Too much rain! I was actually up videoing the storm last night and noticed how close to the door frame the water was getting. The video was to dark to really see anything though. Within 5 minutes, water was coming in the house.
You can see here the water was above the door frame. This is the door to the shop.
The water line is almost as high as this tie.
Not only did it come in from the front and carport doors, it came right through the wall.
Inside, after wet vaccing the floors for 2 hours, it was 1 in the morning and the power went out. I tried just mopping for awhile after that. I was going to go to bed early tonight because I was up late last night. If I had, I wouldn't have known this had happened until the morning! What a mess that would have been!
We had about an inch of water in most of the living room, kitchen and dining area.
This board was under the blankets the dogs sleep on in the kennel. No one was safe! Drying with fans and running the air conditioner for a few days. Hopefully a lot of the swelling the floor is doing will calm down. Could have been worse I guess.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Senior Prom 2017

WOW!  Prom is here!


Sahara is going with Canyon as his escort.  She had a black cocktail dress so we went with black, gray, and red.

It's windy and cold this year.  We made the boutonniere and wrist corsage.




Canyon struggled to get that on her wrist.


Then we headed out for pictures.



There were areas down town set up for pictures.


We ran into other classmates getting their pictures taken too.
This is Brady, Canyon and Sahara's kindergarten teacher's daughter.


Cheer leader Danielle.








My favorite at the old train.


We also ran into an old student of mine who was having pictures done with an old classmate of Sahara's for another school's prom.


Next we went for a quick dinner at a Mexican restaurant and a run back to the house so Sahara could get her car to leave for the dance.


Sahara said they did a really nice job decorating for the Arabian Nights theme.


It would be so wonderful if videos would load but unfortunately that isn't happening...

CANYON WON PROM KING!!! 


His classmates turned out to be kindhearted kids who gave this special opportunity to someone who struggles to be treated normally everyday.  What fantastic kids!  Canyon was so proud and loved to share the slow dance with the Prom Queen,Valeria, How perfect that she is so little.  Even Canyon was taller than her.

What a wonderful and fun night.  After prom was 1-6 am.  He did not attend.  That was too much.  It was a big big day for him, :) 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Special Olympics in Conway

What a big day Canyon is going to have today!

First up, bright and early in the morning, we headed to Conway for the Area 17 Special Olympics.  I was aware that he was chosen to be a torch runner this year, but it had slipped my mind by that morning.  Since it was really cold and rainy today, we arrived late so standing in line for 45 minutes before it began could be avoided.  As soon as we got out of the truck in the parking lot, we heard the announcement for all the torch runners to be on the field.  OH YEAH!  Sahara darted off with Canyon in tow to get him there.  
Well it turned out that not only was he a torch runner, he was the one that would bring it in! :)

This is Tamera handing it off to Canyon.  She is a local girl who he plays baseball with.



And off he goes!






Right up to the 50 yard line....and then past the 50 yard line.  Who knows how far he would have continued to run!




Really fun once in a lifetime experience!

I have a video, but Blogger isn't allowing it to load. :(

Again he was in the shot put.


Here you can see the ball in the line of people on the field.


He got 2nd place!



And the standing long jump.


1st place!




Of course he needed a picture with Kelli Collins, Miss UCA.

A 1st place usually means State bound.  This may possibly be our last State because he will no longer be an athlete of Pottsville Schools. Next year we will have to find a new organization to play with.  We will find out for sure about this years State within a week.  Even though the weather was not ideal, he had a great time today!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter- pre and day of

We tried to decorate the eggs with the shaving cream method this time.  Very messy but fun.



Don't hi-five Canyon while in the process!


They came out ok, but pale.  Maybe if we used more color and less shaving cream or let them sit longer than 10 minutes they would be darker.


Good Easter Morning!





Everyone got a morning Easter picture.



Off to family for dinner and an egg hunt.  Most of the kids are too old now, but we all hunted anyway.


Even Malaki found an egg!