Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WRAP Graduation

*Warning.... this post is WAY overloaded with pictures..... Sorry! But it is MY blog after all and if I can't choose which picture is better then I have the right to post them ALL (well, not ALL, but A LOT!!!!*

Recently we had to say Good Bye to the team that has been helping our family for the last year or so...
These wonderful folks in this picture make up our WRAP Team and they ROCK!!!

So we asked the kids what they wanted to do to say Good Bye....
And they told us they wanted a sports party, a silly string war and a picnic!

We went to a local park and had an EPIC Baseball Game!

Nathaniel was in HEAVEN with all of his favorite people playing his favorite game!

Jenny is one Nathaniel's favorite people, and a darned good baseball player!

It was so much fun to watch them all play together.



And Jenn!

Really, the only time all of the workers were together was at meetings, an then the kids weren't there!

Please note the TIE with the tee shirt.....

The funny story with that is that Nat wanted to wear his FAVORITE tee shirt, but he ALSO wanted to wear a tie, because Jenny says guys look handsome in ties.... so he put them TOGETHER, no matter how many times I told him tee shirts and ties DO NOT go together... Silly Boy!
I think

This baseball game

went on


But from that smile, I think he was VERY HAPPY,

And had a TON OF FUN!
I think he got pretty much EVERYONE playing at some point!

But he was definitely the star!

Spazzy Bri did not hurt herself....

And Reb was definitely the slugger of the day.
Poor Jenn had to keep chasing his balls down!

Audrey was a our main cheerleader when she wasn't playing on the playground!

So fun to watch everyone play.

But my favorite part of the day was.....
Silly String War!!!!

EVERYONE was included and it was a blur of fun!

Please note the BIG boy hiding behind the LITTLE boy....
And who seems to be covered in silly string while the other one has barely any on him!

It was a toss up to who had the most silly string on them...
 Audrey was pretty covered...

But then so was Nat!

We did make silly string balls after we were done so that we could clean up...
The final ball was pretty darned big!

Then we had one last sit down to give out awards and presents.

I liked having so many workers together...
Look, Jenny is helping Nat and Reb is helping Audrey and I got to be FREE!!!
Too bad that can't happen more regularly!

Finally treasures shared....

Final Game on "Reb's Phone"
Funny story here: Reb has a cool phone that Nathaniel LOVED to play games on, and the rest of us were always wondering how we were going to survive without Reb's phone as an incentive. And I tell you, we ALL miss that darned phone! I can't tell you how tempted I am to go get a new phone, but I LOVE my BlackBerry.... I might have to get Reb to tell me what he has anyways for a back up phone... It might just be worth the investment for incentive work!!!

Look at that smile on Nat... These people really did become part of our family and we do miss them so much! My Friday dates with Amy, Nat's Jenny time, and playing ball with Reb. Audrey's fun times with Jenn and her stylish hair. And all of the encouragement and affirmations from these dear people. There are definitely holes where they once stood!

So (in order of picture) Erikka, (Bri and myself, although we are still around!), Amy Jenn, (Audrey, again still here!), Jenny and Reb, we love you guys and are so blessed that you were part of our family for so long! We wish you all the BEST in the next chapter of your work and your lives too! And don't forget to say "hi" if you stop by here to see us!