Sunday, September 21, 2008

Down Syndrome Walk

The birthday party was a huge success. He had four friends over for skating, video games, and pizza.

Two of them spent the night.

We went to the Down Syndrome walk yesterday. One of my students' families is very sweet every year to invite us. There was a small petting zoo there complete with a porcupine on a leash!


We saw Rachel Coleman of Signing Time and heard her touching story and the fact that she and her sister are no longer going to be able to continue Signing Time financially because they have no corporate sponsor and so it won't be on any more after Oct. 1.

I saw another student who launched herself at me. Love 'em!

This is why we teach.

Hope you had a great weekend, too.


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Why, oh why, would anyone PET A PORCUPINE? Too funny!
It must be a great feeling to know your students love you so much; that tells you how much you mean to them!

Alex said...

I wish they had something like that here. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Eve said...

There is nothing like a flying hug to make your day. lOL

Alex said...

Hi Michelle. Happy Tuesday! :)

Deb Ann said...

Hello Michelle!

Cool! You have a pet, Porcupine.
My older son, Sam wanted to have one. I wonder how we can take care of it. I love your post-EVERYTHING you put in!

You have a great week, Deb Ann
*waving ILY*

PJ said...

I was getting caught up here!! School keeps us so busy, doesn't it? Happy birthday to the delighted 14 year old!! And don't they grow up too fast?

Ben said...

Love the picture of the student launching herself on you. Very sweet.

Jess said...

Love the picture of you and the student. Very Sweet

Alex said...

Good morning and Happy Saturday. Just stopping by to see how you are. :)