Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Homecoming - part 1

Last week was Homecoming in our sweet little town. I'm going to take this week to recap the activities of last week.

I've said it a million times, I love our town.  I grew up in a small town and I loved it.  I'm so blessed to be able to raise my boys in a small town.  I hope one day they realize what a blessing it was and can look back on it with smiles.  I know they are enjoying it now, I just don't know that they realize how rare and loving this place is.

Ryan is involved with our sports booster club. On Friday nights he helps with the inflatable tunnel the boys run through and with the cannon that gets fired with the boys score.  The booster club was also due to have a float in the Homecoming parade two Saturdays ago.

Around lunch time Ryan went up to help decorate the float.  During the decorating, it was suggested that Ryan bring B back to ride the float.  The big boys were going to be in the parade with the football team and their grade levels so we decided that Ryan, B & I would ride the booster club float.

B had a great time! He was so excited to throw candy to be the people along the route.  He brought his net from the beach to throw candy.  He worked really hard to make that work, but the candy just would not come out.  It's was hilarious, actually.

We didn't have a lot of candy to throw so we tried to get B to only throw one or two pieces at a time. He wasn't having it. He threw two handfuls at a time.  After he ran out of candy, he went to the other kids on the float to get their candy to throw.

But the highlight of the day was B getting to blow the train horn.  One of the other adults showed him what to do and B loved it! He wanted to blow the horn over and over.  It was so fun to watch!

Once again, I'm so thankful for our little town. Most of the people here love and accept B in all his quirky, autistic goodness.  People are willing to learn about him and love him.  It make my momma heart happy!

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