Sunday, January 7, 2018

Bring on 2018! - Week of Jan. 1st

One of our fave
Photos by Gaupers
"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke 
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

New Year's day was filled with relaxation and football.  Chris and Jane had the day off of work and enjoyed playing games and hanging out as a family.
Cam was planning a week of fun with Ms. Amanda since he was still off of school for Christmas break.

Amanda and Cam kept busy.  They had a library outing to drop off some books.  As they were getting ready to leave, all of sudden fire trucks appeared and firemen were rushing in. Turns out there was a burst pipe from the cold weather and water was rushing into one of the areas.

The week was filled with physical therapy sessions, at the center and at home, homework activities, reading, playing games and general fun with Ms. Amanda.  The two of them have a good time choosing silly backgrounds for pictures too!

On Thursday eve, we hosted the Raisch and Flegel families for dinner and games.  We had a feast of flavorful items with everyone contributing.  The kids took part in a dance party in the sunroom with our lighted disco ball projecting on the ceiling!  An extra treat was having Anna and Mathew both home from college.

We learned a new game called 5-Second Rule.  A card lists a topic and you have five seconds to name three things. 
The best part of this game for us was that Cam started making up his own ideas.  "Mom, name 3 types of perfume."  "Dad, name 3 types of chairs."  "Ms. Patti, name 3 types of body parts."  Cam seemed to want the game to go on forever.  Even on the extended break from school, it was awesome to see our son's brain working overtime!

Camology Quotes:
As we were preparing for our group dinner with favorite families, Jane asked Cam if we should make something else besides the ground beef and pulled pork for tacos.

"Mom, we can't read people's minds except our own minds."  (pause)
 "Is that true or false? "

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