Saturday, July 31, 2010

Youth Conference

Ammon attended his first Youth Conference this weekend. It started on Friday doing service projects in the town of Elk Ridge. They painted white arrows in the streets to show where the fire hydrants were and also spent a while pulling weeds in the town park. Kaitlin went with Ammon to help keep him cool with water, etc. She brought him home for lunch and then they packed up and Jim took them to Whiting Campground up Mapleton Canyon east of Springville, UT. There were some activities that he couldn't participate in because the hills were too steep and rocky to get his wheelchair up, but he was able to mingle with the group and hang out with somebody other than his mom and dad. We picked him up and left about 6:30 p.m. The rest of the group camped overnight.
It was a very pretty campground and very shaded. The group of kids was very large!

On Saturday morning, I (Mom) took Ammon back up and had CJ Linford follow us up there. I unloaded Ammon and left CJ with him. We have hired CJ to help out because Kaitlin is moving out soon. These two guys get along very, very well. CJ is a sweetheart and we're sure happy he is willing to spend time with Ammon.

In the photo below, Brother Sessions (first counselor in the bishopric)
is greeting Ammon. Brother Dwight Durrant (former next door neighbor) was the featured speaker today and was there to greet us when we got there.

They ended with a testimony meeting and lunch. Ammon even bore his testimony. I will have him put a post on himself so he tell his version since I wasn't there. Brother Stoker brought Ammon home.
Ammon got home about 1:15 p.m. He has been asleep for the past two hours. You would think he hiked a mountain! We sure do appreciate the leaders who worked hard to involve Ammon as much as possible.

Wheelchair Buddies

Last Sunday the doorbell rang - when we opened the door, there were three Weakly famly members in wheelchairs. Their grandpa gave them wheelchairs for Christmas as a gift. They moved to the top of our street a few months ago and occasionally we see them flying down the street in a race. We invited them to come over and race with Ammon. So they were here and the race was on. They could go down the hill a lot faster than Ammon could, but Ammon smoked them coming back up the hill.
Johnny Weakly cheated on this trip up. Ammon gave him a free ride back.

Ammon ran his chair as fast as it would go. I think he loves to fly in that thing without restrictions.

Thanks, guys for a fun run.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Week of Movies

On Monday Katy took me to the movies to see Toy Story 3. That was fun. I experienced 3-D for the first time. I enjoyed it more than Toy Story 1 or 2. Then I went to see The Last Airbenders with Lance and it was fun. He and Kaitlin are my movie buddies. Then I got my parents signed up for Netflix. I watched the Princess and the Frog and it was a cute movie.

It was a fun week.