Rudy and his classmates competed in this year’s Special Olympic School Games today and it was, once again, deeply moving! Thirty-five schools from California’s Central Coast participated in track and field events at the beautiful SBCC La Playa Stadium. It was a gorgeous day with some beautiful people. 😉
Events like these are lessons for Rudy in “being a team player” and “embracing the moment…even if you’re not too keen on the activity”! Ha Ha Although he has no problem moving with purpose when he wants to, events like the Heart Walk and the Special Olympics are typically NOT those times! It was a precious time nonetheless and just watching him casually walk around between events was enough to produce a few happy tears!!!
Pictures always tell a better story so here you go…
April started off with a visit from Grandma Jo and her two-week visit included some fun highlights for sure, like…
This is an exciting time of year. With less than 8 weeks of school left in the school year, the calendar is filling up with all kinds of fun events. Rolf and I got to walk the red carpet with Olivia on Friday night at the Hollywood-themed 8th grade Soiree dance…a special tradition for GVJH 8th graders and their parents every year as the 8th graders prepare to graduate and make the big leap to high school. It’s hard to believe our girl will be an official DP Charger in a few short weeks!!
Rolf and I headed to Los Angeles the following evening to attend Camp del Corazon‘s Annual Gala. We walked our second red carpet in as many days and were honored to share in celebrating this amazing organization! It was a great evening and so inspiring…as always!
The Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood was filled with celebrities but these are the people with whom we rushed to get pictures…Team Rudy Superstars Dr. Rick and Dr. Dan!!!
Another indicator that the school year is winding down is Open House night at the elementary school! Rudy was so proud to walk around his classroom and show off his hard work…
There certainly were a lot of smiles tonight at Rudy’s Open House…great joy over all the fun & progress he experienced this year and great anticipation for the year ahead in 2nd grade. SECOND GRADE! Amazing!
We’ve had a bit of a heatwave this week which means the pool has been getting some good use…Rudy is usually the first to ask to go in and is growing in his confidence in the water…thanks to Rolf and his pool play:
Next up? The Special Olympics on Friday!!!!! Stay tuned….