Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's a silver

Amanda participated in the Special Olympics fall games. She bowled her way to a silver medal. Amanda never feels like she does a good job with bowling. For the last 2 years, she has gotten ribbons. But this year, she did a really good job. In one game, she had a score of 82. That's better than I can do! (which isn't really saying much)
She loves the police presence there and when the officer gave her the metal, she hugged him.

Amanda's case manager at school is Lindy Pelkey. Mrs. Pelkey has been at Pinkerton Academy for a long time. She's really great with Amanda and knows just how firm to be with her.


My baby turned 17 on October 24th. I can't believe she is 17! She loves Star Trek so we got her a Star Trek cake. The Enterprise even had a light on it. We had the Wilsons over for dinner and cake and ice cream. Our neighbor Eileen, who is a great buddy to Amanda, came over and gave her a Wal-Mart gift card. The Wilsons gave her a Wal-Mart gift card, and Grammy and Papa gave her a Wal-Mart gift card. So she is counting down the days until November 17th when the Star Trek movie comes out.

Amanda was wearing her Pete's scoop 20th anniversary shirt that was given to special customers. Ryan, aren't you jealous?????

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tim's wake up call

Scout is a funny dog. In the morning, she makes a decision on when Tim should wake up. She will get up and go stand or sit over his head. If he does not move to wake up, she starts licking his eyes until he responds. Once he acknowledges her presence, she'll settle down and lay down right where she is.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


So New Hampshire, despite being beautiful because it is fall, is also cold. Today we are having a nor'easter and guess what? Its SNOWING!

Fall Ride

Last Sunday, Tim, Amanda, and I took a ride to look at leaves. Because all the leaf peepers fly in for Columbus Day weekend, we decided to avoid the mountains. So we drove north to Concord and west on 89 toward Bradford and Warner and Hillsboro. Although they were not as brilliant as they were at the end of this week, they were still pretty.
As we drove through Hillsboro, Warner, and Bradford, we'd be driving along and I would say...."oooh, that looks like a fun road". Tim would humor me and drive down the road. We had no clue where we were or where we were going but the roads were beautiful.

The picture above was taken in the little town of Salisbury which also had a really nice cemetary in it. I love old cemetaries, and old cemetaries in the fall are even better. This one had a really nice oak tree in it that shaded everything.