It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We had our first Christmas party of the season Friday morning. We hosted a Five in a Row (FIAR) party for our support group. We only had seven kids but the group is slowly growing. Our FIAR book this month was Warm As Wool. The kids all brought a warm item of clothing to the party so that we could send it to Covenant House, a shelter for homeless teens in New York City. We then did a few crafts, ate lots of great food and played for a few hours. Because all the children at the party were special needs, we had to do lots of balancing of what everyone needed to be comfortable. However, it all went well with minimal tears. In fact, all the tears were at the very end when all the sensory children had had enough.
The dog was a very big hit.
After the party we had to rest and prepare for Round Two. Friday night, we were invited to our huge Family Support Network party for special needs kids. It covers five counties, and there were a several hundred kids present. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera!! Also unfortunately, Goldilocks was not able to attend because of her behavior. Often she can only handle one event a day or even every few days. She just could not pull herself back together after party one and was being very rude. Grandma saved the day and babysat her so that the rest of us could still go.
The lady who painted faces did a great job. Here are two of my children. Tom Sawyer is about to fall asleep standing there. LOL
Tom Sawyer won a gingerbread house for coming in closest in an estimation game. I guess all that work we are doing in estimation is paying off.
Today, we are getting snow flurries outside! They will probably not amount to much, but it is nice and Christmassy anyway.