Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tags and Awards

Trish at Another Piece of the Puzzle tagged me with The 6th of the 6th Meme. Post the 6th picture from your 6th album and tell us about it. I'm not very good at keeping albums so I'm going into my digital files - wait here, I'll be right back.

OK - I'm back. This is the first school bus ride for Little Frog in June of 2006. It was something we put off for a long time. Both Frog's Dad and I had awful school bus riding experiences when we were kids. The teacher and other parents kept insisting it was something he needed to learn how to do. Diva lives very close to her school and the bus they assigned her to would require her to ride for an hour each morning before getting there - we said no thanks, and take her ourselves.

Turned out that Frog loved riding the bus. It was one of the highlights of his day. But it soon became a logistical nightmare as they kept changing the pick-up site. And on too many occasions the bus arrived with no para, carrying kids I'd never seen, and a substitute bus driver who had no information about Frog (non-verbal, easily pushed into sensory overload especially by voices, a runner, will lash-out if he feels in danger, etc) except what school to take him to. As much as he loved the ride, it only lasted about a year. Then we decided it was safer and better for Frog if he and I parked at Grandma's and walked to school. And now the walk is even shorter - just to the dinning room table or great outdoors :0)

Now I get to tag 6 more people:

1. CC at If I Only Had Super Powers

2. Rainbowmummy at Organizing the Jelly Beans

3. Krystal at Mommy's Escape

4. Jenny at Special Considerations

5. Amazing Grace at Still Crazy After All These Years

6. Kim at Blessed With Girls

4-Frogs was also honored with an award by Everyday Adventures. Thank You!!!! And what a beautiful award it is too :0)

Here are my choices for the Award Proximidade -

1. Christine at Day Sixty-Seven

2. Julie at A Celebration of Our Journey

3. MT at Bon Bon Gazette

4. Krist at My Life for the World to See

5. Tiff at Three Peas in a Pod

6. Rachel at Walk With The Reidmiller Family

7. Lori at Myah's Page

8. Crackerjacks at Izzy N Emmy

All they need to do is leave the following message on their post when they pass the award on to their chosen eight blogger buddies.

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the award! What a nice surprise! I loved your 6th of the 6th meme. :D

Maddy said...

My you have been busy. Well done to all the awardees and to you to.
Best wishes

Rachelle said...

Thank you for the award! It was such a great surprise when I got onto our blog this morning. I love your blog and I am grateful to be nominated by you. Great bus picture ~ Joey rode the bus last year for preschool and we didn't have any problems and he loved it. This year they wanted to pick him up at 7 a.m. for class that did not start until 8 a.m. I also said no thanks ~ he would surely get "overloaded" and I take him myself. So far it has gone pretty well. Thanks again!

Krystal said...

Thanks!!! I am so honored!! I just did mine and am about to tag everyone else!

rainbowmummy said...

Damn I would love to play but cannot as I don't put our faces up:-( also phto albulm? lol more like a big box of disorganization! lol.
Now I know what to do with the award, thanks!

Trish said...

Great pic! My son keeps asking when he will get to ride the school bus, but we only live 2 blocks from the elementary school, so I can thankfully tell him 6th grade!

Thanks for playing along and congrats on the award. :)

Lori said...

Thank you so much for the award! I'm so excited but I don't know if I can pass it on to 8 people who don't already have it. This will be a good, fun challenge:)

Anonymous said...

Awww thanks I'll get it up on my blog when i get home from work today.