Tuesday, October 28, 2014

National Jr. Honor Society





Very proud of this group of girls for keeping education high on their priority list aside from cheer, sports and very busy social lives. Last night they were inducted into National Jr. Honor Society, keep up the great work!






 crazy girls....

Monday, October 27, 2014

honor roll breakfast

We are very proud of this kiddo for making an "A Average" for honor roll.  She has a lot on her plate this year and honestly I worried it was too much. Again, she has proved me wrong and has show us that she's can manage her time wisely between softball and studying along with the everyday things we have going on.
Great job girlie! 
besties
 
MiMi and Pops also made it to her honor roll breakfast,
along with William, mom and dad

Thursday, October 23, 2014

last game of the season

As many of you know, we have finally made the decision to homeschool William.  It was a decision that was not taken lightly but something we feel is necessary at the moment.  We will be joining a homeschool co-op and have frequent play dates for a certain kiddo who loves his friends. 
We are staying busy so I will try to update here on weekends and possibly schedule posts for the week to keep you entertained with our shenanigans. 
 
I can't believe football season is over, Catherine cheered at the last game this past week and it still doesn't even feel like "football weather".

my girls and sweet friends 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

this blog is going private

Hi friends and family!
  Just a quick post to let you know this blog is finally going private.  I'd love to have you still follow along, just pm or email me(narrettog@yahoo.com)  your email address to receive an invitation in the next week or so. We'd love to have to have you follow our crazy adventures of teen and pre-teen girls in the high school, jr high and middle school years, as well as a little man who is the king of the castle.  Can't wait to share our new adventure with all of our friends and family near and far.
Love to all,
April

Saturday, October 11, 2014

30 years ago

It was October 11, 1985 that President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that October would be Down Syndrome Awareness Month. "We must work together to increase the awareness of the American public as a whole to the true nature of this condition and dispel the stubborn myths about the degree to which it is disabling." This was 30 years ago.

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Angola rodeo

We went to the state prison this weekend to see the rodeo. 
 I'm not much of a rodeo kind of person but I have wanted to go for a long time, it's supposed to be good and the inmates in for life are the ones bull riding and such so it make it a little more interesting b/c they are not as worried about getting hurt. 
 Face it if they get hurt they get to go to the infirmary.
The grounds were absolutely beautiful, flowers fields, cattle, etc....
however the rolls of razor wire were a tad unnerving.   

 The last part of the rodeo all of the prisoners get in the arena with a huge, and I mean huge bull.  The horns were crazy big and this guy was not too happy about this day and probably not happy about many days.  Anyway, a chip is tacked somehow onto the bull's head between the horn and the inmate who pulls the chip off gets $500. 
What a deal! 
No thanks!

William's favorite part was the monkeys dressed like cowboys riding horses and herding goats. 
 This boy was in heaven.




Saturday, October 4, 2014

31 for 21:Day 4 Down syndrome awareness month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness.  During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments.  It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. - See more at: http://www.ndss.org/About-NDSS/Our-Team/Ambassadors/Goodwill-Ambassador/Straight-Talk-with-Chris-Burke/Down-Syndrome-Awareness-Month/


3 years old

Friday, October 3, 2014

under the rainbow...

What's under that rainbow you ask?
stick around and I'll show you...
It's where the animal exhibits become the least of a parents' worry.
germs roam freely and lurk on each and every surface
parents hold back the urge to cover their child's eyes at some of the outfits or lack thereof because there is no "unseeing" some of this stuff, while literally covering little ears as teens walk by using "the bomb" (Lord, help my heart)
It's where we hold our breaths as our teens and preteen climb onto the biggest thriller rides available (which I could not even photograph due to dizziness) as the carnie turns that ride on for five minutes as our babies fly through the air (and get vomited on, true story)....it's ok b/c they just those it out~~~ see my germ issue at fairs above.
the adults can't bear to stand beside the rides our kids are on as we may get sick from the simple thought of motion, not to mention you know those darned things could fall apart at ANY given time.
Reminiscing of "when we were that age".
Wasn't it yesterday we rode those rides without a care in the world as our parents more than likely had the same thoughts that flooded our head.
It's so wonderful to have such a great group of friends to share our
 night, thoughts, dizziness, etc. with.

Today was much calmer, thankfully.
Catherine and the cheer team participated in a cheer competition at the parish fair and came in 1st.
sweet cousins...