Saturday, April 18, 2015

Little Feet Special Olympics

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Well yesterday our little family had a huge day! Caleb had his first field trip and it was to compete in the Special Olympics, Little Feet Division. This special section ranged from children with mild delays, Austim, Down-Syndrome, CP, and so on. All wonderful special miracle children having a wonderful time with family, friends, teachers, and volunteers.

For those who do not know Caleb has a pretty significant speech delay, a slight emotional delay, and sensory processing issues that requires a little help. He is in a wonderful preschool program where his emotional delay is pretty much gone and we just exhibit the typical problem little kids go through like wanting to take turns. He is making progress in his speech delay as well as his sensory processing issues.

Caleb and Christopher at the first event:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life
We started the day by meeting in his classroom waiting for the morning announcements and the entire school sent off all the little Olympians. It was such an amazing site. I could hear in the back ground some kids a little confused on what "Special Olympics" were and I even heard a little girl saying they were the "kids who did not listen well" and the teacher telling her that she would explain to her a little later what made these kids so special which made my heart melt. Just like I believe in mental health education with bipolar I believe children need to be educated to know about all the wonderful and unique children out there.

Caleb on the bus on the way the to "Little Feet Meet" Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

So Caleb and I loaded the bus and Christopher and Caydance followed in the truck to meet us at the High School. When Caleb and I arrived at the high school we were met with another see of cheerleaders who cheered on our little athletes. After we signed in we made it to little feet division where the little feet division and volunteers cheered us on and we met our volunteers that would help out our school.

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Caleb at first was very overwhelmed at the first event and did not want to participate but I decided to step back and let Christopher take the lead on the huge game of "Duck Duck Goose" and when he was picked he took off! Some of his favorite events were the bubble wrap run and the bounce balls which I included pictures of. What was also special about this event the whole family got to participate so our little cheerleader not only got to cheer but got interact as well. Which I think is wonderful to see siblings interact with each other as well as others. I think Caydance loved the bounce balls the best.

The scarf event was the first event and Caleb was not thrilled about:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Caleb and Caydance and the ball bounce one of their favorite events!!! 

Daddy and Caleb:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

One of the amazing volunteers:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Caydance, Caleb, and Daddy bouncing away:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Caydance our little cheerleader and Caleb our little champion:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Caleb and Christopher bouncing while Caydance and one of the volunteers:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life 

Caydance and the volunteer: Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Spikey:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Up High!!!! : Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Caleb and the volunteer having fun!!! : Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

The bubble wrap event had to be Caleb's favorite event. Hey it would be mine too! Who does not like bubble wrap?

Caleb getting waiting to go on his first run on the bubble wrap run:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

There he goes:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Another run: Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Bubble Wrap Pile Up: Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life
Caydance our little cheerleader!!!

As I said earlier it was a family event so not only could she cheer on her big brother but she could could participate in the events as well. So she had fun picking daisies, bouncing, cheering on her brother, and eating lunch with her big brother. 

Caydance bouncing:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Caydance trying to pick up the big orange bonce ball:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Picking Daisies or grass:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Bubble Wrap Run:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Caydance and I cheering on the huge game of Duck Duck Goose:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

 We finished the event by treating our little champion and cheerleader to ice cream!

The little cheerleader Caydance making face:  Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

Our little champion to busy chowing down to look up and smile: Property of  Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life

We made it home and our little champion and cheerleader crashed out for naps!

All I can is I LOVE MY DAILY LIFE!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My Easter Miracle

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I wanted to let you know something that happen last night that was not only only miracle but a huge blessing as well!!!

I went and did grocery shopping last night for Easter dinner. I however, stopped at Dollar General first because they had these small plastic pools that I am using for the Easter basket (it is a family Easter Basket will explain that later in another post). Well I put it in the back of the truck then I ran into the grocery store. When I came out I loaded up the truck to include putting stuff in the pool so it would not blow away thinking safety first and not wanting the pool to blow out the back off the truck....

When I returned the cart. I have no idea why I did not close the back of my back tail gate (I always do). Well when I was driving off and pulling onto the main road I heard this sound... and my heart just dropped ...I was like OMG and did say a couple of not-to-nice words.... please tell me that I closed  the back of the truck. I pull over, glance into the truck, and  sure enough everything is missing. One of my greatest fears have just come true, I put a whole lot of people in danger because of my careless mistake.

MY first thought was to look over there did I just cause wreck!!!.... THANKFULLY NO!!! The next thing was how or what to do get back to where the pool/groceries where I was sure all destroyed....then I backed the truck up to the nearest parking lot to find a car coming towards me! My anxiety was starting to go in overdrive and every thought just flooded my mind. He had my pool still intact and the food that I just purchased still all intact... which was a huge relief I am talking milk and juices! When you are one income family we need to watch every penny.... I first apologized so much but he kept saying it is okay...I also thanked him... and before he left he gave me a tip on gas mileage.

When I got back into the truck ....I just cried and prayed...... I had to sit there .... and was just thankful

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