Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Parade

Today is Memorial Day.  Every year Long Beach has a parade to honor the soldiers who served our country.  We are lucky that we live on the parade route, so we can walk outside our house to see the parade.

Some of the veterans walk in the parade, and some of them ride in cars. 

In this picture we can see them riding in the trolley.
We stand on the curb and wave to the people in the parade. 

This year it rained a lot in the morning and so the Middle School and High School bands did not march in the parade.  We really missed them this year!
Because it rained so much all of our outdoor chairs were too wet to sit on. 

Here is a picture of Nick and dad watching the parade from the back of our car. 

Nick visits the Fire House

Last week Nick went on a field trip with his class to the Fire House!

Nick sat in the driver seat of the big truck.
He tried on a fireman coat and hat.
Then he tried out the cot in the ambulance.
Here is Nick in front of the firetruck.
And the best part of all, spraying water with the firehose!

Sunday, May 22, 2016


On Friday, Nick went with his class on the annual trip to the HorseAbility Farm.  Nick has always loved this trip, he gets to pet, feed and ride horses.  These are some pictures from the visit this year.

Mom and Nick were looking at the pictures together, and then we went to their website to look at pictures and movies about the farm.  Mom said, "I have pictures of you when you were very little, on your first trip to that farm.  I am glad you still enjoy it."

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Friendship Walk

On Fridays, Nick participates in the Friendship Walk at school.  It is on Nick's schedule, but this week Nick had his speech class, so he had to wait to participate.  Nick created a message on his iPad that said, "Can I got to Friendship Walk."

Nick's teacher was very proud of this message.  Mom and dad were too.  And we also liked the certificate that came home that said Nick walked 5 miles on the Friendship Walk!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Art Show

On Friday evening, after mom came home from work, we all went in the car to the Long Beach High School to see the Art Show.  Nick's teacher sent home a letter that Nick had paintings in the show.

The first thing we saw was a tree from the Autism Awareness Day.  Nick helped make this with his classmates
Then we found some of Nick's abstract work.  Nick looked proud to share his pictures to mom and dad.
These are some of Nick's nature paintings.  The trees look like they have color leaves for fall and colorful flowers for spring.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day.  From school, Nick grew herbs of parsley, basil and dill in a pot.  At AHRC Nick made mom a chocolate candy stick, and at home daddy and Nick gave mom chocolate covered strawberries.  Mom said, "nice presents, I will enjoy all of them!"

Gift from Grammy

Last weekend grammy came to visit, and this weekend Nick got a package from grammy.  It was a pair of American flag bathing shorts! 

Nick posed in his new shorts.  Can't wait for the pool to be open!

VIP Basketball Program

In the early spring, Nick participated in the VIP Basketball Program at West School.  Nick went to practice every Wednesday, and practiced and played with other kids.  There was a story in the Long Beach Herald about the program, and Nick got a certificate and medal at the last game!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring Break Weekend

Last week, Nick was home from school on Spring Break.  At the end of the vacation, dad took Nick to the Marriott hotel so they could have a weekend together.

Nick loves to go the hotel, he gets to play in the pool!
And he gets a good night sleep in his own big bed.
This time there was a surprise when Nick came home, Grammy was visiting from Massachusetts. 
We got to do Facetime with Nick's little cousins Henry, Katie and Ryder!