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Oct. 18th | 31 for 21 | 2014

 
Today we were delighted to be able to participate in The Color Dash | Gilbert. Matthew's ST's daughter and husband were supposed to run it, but had a conflict at the last minute. They asked if we wanted their tickets for it, and since Matthew and I had just gone on that long walk at Riparian Reserve, I figured he'd be good to go for the distance (it's a 5K - 3.2 mile fun run). I picked up our packets Friday night, so we were ready to go in the morning.


Dude got up and saw the t-shirt on the table and put it on. But it took him a bit to figure out what it was for! Then he was ready to go! Good thing it wasn't too far ahead in time!
Here he is all clean and ready pre-run.


The Dash benefits Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona for this run! So awesome! They raised over $17,000!!!!! Woot!!!!!!
Matthew and his buddy Chase were dancing away with a group of ladies pre-run.


Part of our group pre-run...


Right after the Dash! It was a loop around a local park, but you had to do 2 loops to do the full distance. I knew we were in trouble when we'd gone .25 of a mile and he was already asking where the finish was! Once I figured out that we had to loop it twice - I knew we were never going to get that done! So - we did 1 loop - half the course and called it a day!


He rested a bit and we drank water, then it was hoola hoop time!


We hung out until the finale - the final color throw!



Parts of our group after! With me!


They were covered and sticky and sweaty, but had a blast!!!!!



Then there's a shout out for Ryan today! He got home last night from the away game at Midnight. Woke up at 6am to get back to school by 7am for JrROTC. Then straight to band rehearsal for tonight's competition. See him there in his BDU's???


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Oct. 17th | 31 for 21 | 2014

Meet Matthew's monster! His name is Mario Kart. He lives in Las Vegas and loves chicken strips to eat! Matthew didn't finish writing yet - but it was too cute to not take a photo of!
Teacher conferences were today. He's doing really well. His math and reading skills are at the high end of 1st/2nd Grade level (he's in 6th grade). His comprehension skills are going up. His retell is really kicking into gear. He is looking at the calendar at school and at home and telling what is coming up.
The District has a new way of looking at/grading things this year. They are seeing him as a 6th grader and grading him accordingly, which seems kinda wrong. Makes his grades in math and reading much lower than what the actual grade would be. Kinda stinks, so we'll see how it goes!
 

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Oct. 16th | 31 for 21 | 2014

I had to go scout out a location today, so I took along my camera and we went for a nice little walk after school!











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Oct. 15th | 31 for 21 | 2014

Miss Adrian came today for ST. First you worked on your homework. Matthew had brought up a retell of Monday when we went to helps friends by letting their dogs out for a bit, so they worked on retelling the story with more details...




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Oct. 14th | 31 for 21 | 2014

Tonight - Matthew had golf practice again. We've had 2 weeks off for overseeding. We were going at 7pm before that and it was still hot out. What a difference 2 weeks makes! Cooler and started at 6pm with it dark out! LOL!
We *think* this might be his last year for skills with golf. Maybe next year he will play 9 hole unified! :)






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Oct. 13th | 31 for 21 | 2014

Today, Miss Lynnette, his OT came. First he had to pick up the fruit and sort it with the tweezer grips...



Then he had to put the tokens in the bank...



Lacing!


And finally - a paint by numbers with simple addition problems to solve to get the numbers...

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Oct. 12th | 31 for 21 | 2014

He's been obsessed lately with going up and down the firepole in our backyard playset. He's strong enough to totally control his body as he takes it down the pole and almost strong enough to pull himself all the way up it...




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Oct. 11 | 31 for 21 | 2014






Dear Future Mom - a must watch for everyone!
More fun reads here...

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Oct. 10th | 31 for 21 | 2014

Flashback Friday for today...
Here are some photos of the boys having a water ballon fight when we were in VT this last June...







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