When we talked about our upcoming schedule for the week, even Cam noted "wow, that is a lot!"
On Monday morning, Cam's class headed out on a field trip to Meijer to purchase items for needy families. On their way back to school, they made a stop at Brody's be Cafe! Cam had been anticipating this visit since Ms. Konkle told the class they would be treated to hot chocolate.
|Cam, Mrs. Festian|
Early that evening, we all headed over to the Fine Arts Center ready to hear the Winter Choir Concert. The sixth graders were scheduled to be the last group to sing. The eighth grade took the stage first, then seventh and then Cam's grade. Chris and Jane were actually very impressed with all of the music and performances. However, one that really stuck with us was sung by the sixth graders entitled "Don't Laugh at Me" centered around fitting in, acceptance and inclusion. We told Cam we were very proud of him and he couldn't stop talking about the music all the way home that evening.
|Liam, 'Buddy the Elf', Jane & Jason|
Saturday morning we ventured over to Ada to stroll in the Santa parade with Brody's be Cafe. We had no idea we would be up in the front. The gigantic coffee mug was made of chicken wire and stuffed with pieces of light material. Dry ice and hot water made it look like a steaming mug! As we went along the route we saw Ms. Kate, Cam's former speech pathologist and Mr. Jim, Cam & Brody's bus driver and his wife. After the parade, we headed back to the cafe to help out for a bit before heading home for a late lunch.
|Cam & long-time friend, April|
Then we were off again, this time to check out the Mary Free Bed holiday party downtown. Cam has been attending this party for quite a few years and this was the first one we remembered being during the day, which was a nice change. We were a little late getting there, but Chris thought it was perfect timing. Within 10 minutes of our arrival, Santa appeared!
After leaving MFB, we arrived home and Chris and Jane prepared for one last holiday activity- the annual Fishbeck party downtown.
A very busy week indeed but we deemed it a "good busy" since every single thing we experienced meant we were with friends, smiling and laughing and enjoying the moments that become such special memories.
"Mom and Dad- the fire alarm. Hurry! We have no time to lose!"
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