Ellen had a wonderful week. She went swimming, swept and planted flowers at a women's shelter, helped at an Alex's Lemon-aide stand where they raised over $600, and washed cars which brought in $200 for charity. Yesterday afternoon they went bowling. It was a surprise activity and she had a wonderful time.
Thursday evening was the family picnic. Oh my, it was a hot evening. We sat under the trees which usually is pleasant on a hot day. But on Thursday the weather was oppressive. We still had a good time.
The hamburgers made over a charcoal fire are just the best. Everybody brings a drink or side dish to share. The camp provides the awesome cake for dessert. Yummy! Awards were given out, too.
We heard how Ellen was a super helper for the community projects.
She got the Community Helper Award!
Ellen had the most wonderful buddy this year.
Ellen and PaigeAfter the cake was served it seemed like everyone high-tailed out of there to get home to air conditioned houses!!
Today at noon, Penn Cinema provided a special showing of the movie Monsters University for kids with sensory issues. Ellen does go see movies at times and is sort of ok. Loudness bothers her and the complete darkness can unnerve her. Today they left the lights up a bit and the sound was way down...to a comfortable level! It didn't matter to anyone attending if a kid made noises or talked. Everyone in the room understood! Ellen enjoyed the movie. It won't become a favorite of mine but it did have a good message of perseverance when all seems against you and that complacency is a big negative!
Because of the busy week, way too much needed done today. Laundry, dishes, cleaning....lots in all three areas! Tonight I'm finishing up the laundry, the dishes are done and the cleaning remains to be finished. I must do a quick wipe down in the kitchen and the half bath and sweep the entire downstairs. Should have had an iced coffee this afternoon! Up and at it......
Blessings to you!