Friday, September 6, 2013

AJ Reads a BOOK!

Here is a video of AJ reading a book this morning! He rocked it! I'm SOOOOO proud of him! This is one of the BOB books and it's called Fun in the Sun. GO AJ!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

AJ's Run for Funds!

Yesterday was AJ's first school fundraiser! This was Academy Charters Run for Funds event and it was so fun! All the kids in the school tried to raise money by running laps around a 1/16 of a mile track. For the last week or so, AJ has been saying he'd run anywhere from 2 to 22 laps. I truly don't think he was totally sure what he was going to be doing. When we first talked about it, he told me he didn't want to do it at all.
But, the good news is, he did it and had a great time! It was VERY hot, so I was thankful the Kindergartners got to go first. They ran around the track as many times as they could in 30 minutes. At first he started running with his teacher and friends and about 20 minutes into it, I decided to run with him. He and his friend, Conner, both held my hands while we ran around the track. There were teachers around the track squirting the kids with water guns to cool them down and a DJ playing music to keep us all excited and entertained. At the end of 30 minutes, AJ finished with 24 laps!
I was so happy to be able to take the day off and enjoy this with AJ! And as an added treat, I got to have lunch with AJ and his buddies. Such a fun day!
Thanks to everyone who donated and supported AJ in this run. His goal was to raise $100 and he did it!

All the kids in AJ's class getting ready to run!

AJ and some other friends got to run with his teacher, Mrs. Hayden!
All done! He rocked it! 24 laps!!