|Ei's Choice from the car show.|
|Eli at the fall festival at his new school, the cover for homeschool.|
This post may be long because I have been working on it for a while, and just kept having to add to it. First, I want to share with you an opportunity tomorrow night, September, 22, at Chili’s restaurant.
|Ei is all about some War Machine now.|
He was fantastic!
So, I’m really nervous. Now that Superhero stuff is over, my next distraction and concentration is a ladies class at church that I’ve been asked to speak at. For this quarter, a different lady each Wednesday night is speaking on a different subject within the realm of “Being Broken”. Most of the ladies are not
|Eli got to meet a real hero: Astronaut Bill Stewart who was|
a member of a space shuttle mission.
|Our wonderful staff at St. Jude HSV for Superhero Day.|
Superhero Fun Day - which really, I’m calling the entire month Superhero September - appears to have been successful and popular. Last year, Vic and I “hosted” a Superhero Fun Day at school just kind of as a thank you for everything the kids do.
|A couple of Supers at Superhero Day.|
The families involved in the event are hopeful to grow something that our town will enjoy and something that will benefit efforts toward fighting and eventually curing childhood cancer. We tried to contact as many childhood cancer victims as we could think of in our county and we think we have
|Eli got to see Bumblebee of Transformers.|
I have not had time to update much as we prepared for the event, but rest assured that if there was anything really important, I would run to you here first to get the prayer train moving. We were blessed to also be a part of a local car show that is to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. I am not very familiar with the organization, but I hope to look into it and help the local effort. It just happened to be scheduled for September, which worked out great, and it just happened to be run by a member of the local Mustang club, which worked out great. My personal hope would be to eventually have three big events - three weekends in September - dedicated to Childhood Cancer for the
|Eli waiting for his clinic appointment with Dunkin' Donuts|
munchkins for the nurses and staff.
The car show had a good turn out with some gorgeous machines. Eli and Molly, a girl from Scottsboro who fought medulloblastoma when she was two and has been cancer-free for 11 years, were honored and presented awards for their choice for a favorite. They had great-looking trophies to give out for several categories, and Eli, of course, chose a 2013 GT 5.0 Coyote in grabber blue that was beautiful. It was detailed out! It was in close competition with a huge Ford F150 Raptor truck. Eli loves the trucks, but the grabber blue with black stripes is his favorite and the red accents put him over the top. Jeremy Stidham from Hamilton, Alabama, drove the almost 100 miles with his kids to be a part of the
|The 2015 Mustang Hot Wheels.|
|He will pick an old one every time. He gets it.|
Eli and Molly also received a handmade quilt each from Quilts of Compassion, a non-profit organization that makes quilts for people who had faced catastrophic events. Beautiful handiwork,
|Eli and the quilt from Quilts of Compassion.|
I am hoping for a more normal week, trying to crack down on homeschooling. It continues to be overwhelming, and I feel like the kids are getting short-changed. Hg is doing pretty good with hers, and I do love that we are able to participate with church activities and other things without the pressure of homework. I feel like they are both a little bored, and Eli really needs a math teacher. I just don’t feel like he is progressing and not because he can’t but because I don’t know how to propel him forward. Vic says he doesn’t want to get him a teacher, he wants to do
|Eli drew a picture of War Machine.|
We’ve got Johnny Appleseed day, an overnight field trip, dentist appointments, lab appointments, basketball try-outs, karate, Bible Bowl class and Chili’s fundraiser this week, so busy week as usual.