We got there late, for a variety of reasons, to find plenty of food, a great play room set up for the kids, and a raffle in full swing. The amazing Katie, our student partner, had not only saved out raffle tickets, she'd put them into baskets for us and was watching the numbers as they were called out.
James greeted her with cries of "Katie!!" and a huge smile and hugs. Katie is veeeery popular at our house. As soon as my daughter got her hands on the raffle tickets, we won twice: a cool pack of sports balls and a ginormous toy Black & Decker tool set that James had already zeroed in on. I think that girl needs to play the lottery for me.
It was a great evening of support and fun surprises. Here are two photos from the event -- James, with his good friend Katie, and James with a baby.
|"Cheeeeeeeese!!!" (in stereo)|
|First time James has held a baby.|
Several heart-felt thank yous to Lorna Catford and all her wonderful students in the CATS Program. You really do touch peoples' lives and make them better. And that means the world to this family on the spectrum.
Only a little cropping (in the interest of respecting privacy) for this week's SOOC action at Marvelous Mommy's blog. Come on over to see more or join in!