So here be the stO-ry! We have an annual Easter egg hunt in both the West Monroe and the Ruston clinics. This year, we are "only" doing Easter arts and crafts WEEK in WM, but Jessi, in all of her wisdom, decided Ruston's show must go on! She even rounded these little critters up! She called em' "real, live chicks". Not "real" and not jsut "live", but REAL LIVE!! Maddiboo had her first experience at an all day MMPT event! She was not so sure about REAL LIVE chicks though!Ummmm, NO!
But THIS one...Oh, yeah , baby! REAL LIVE CHICKS! Dude!
"Dear God, I will be so good if you will just let me touch one of those real live chicks. Amen."And then it happened... the chicken whisperer, Jessi, sauntered over with the golden delicious... hey, wait a minute, is THAT why that fast food chicken chain is called "golden delicious"? Gross! Anyway...Ellie poised and ready for the big moment.Dum Dum de Dum... Poor, Poor chicken! Don't you even worry about us not having adequate exposure for the big event! We had posters...AND... each kid got a handmade invitation by Jessi to take home as a reminder. We don't go halfway around here, folks! And while I am linking... this is a cutie patootie who came the shindig whose mom is a blogger. I made a deal with her... you can go see her blog, and I get to use her cute kid as a model! During the morning, we had indoor Easter art projects for anyone who wouldn't be able to stay for the afternoon fun. This is Katie and Brooke directing the show. Look at Gaggi.... like she owns the joint! And of course, we had to put ears on all the kids and take pictures. Maddi says, "THIS AIN'T the LAST time I am going to work with MO!" And EVERYBODY knows it ain't this one's last rodeo! Would you believe that only ONE kid on this swing is actually there to receive therapy?! It was a little chaotic, but seriously, I think kids perform better with peers. Of course, there are exceptions! When I go work in the schools, I look like the Pied Piper! I love to get a whole group of kids around and do activities specially designed for the kid I am there to see. THen, they don't feel like they are sticking out and really in truly, ALL the other kids WISH they could do therapy too! It's fun! Ok, back to Easter.Here is Jessi, just before she put on her "Easter egg hunt Director" hat and rounded up the young uns!! Speaking of...What a crew! Who is that "bad" little kid on the far left who won't wait for the signal!?
Well, it sure as heck wasnt' this one! or this one... whose mother must've misheard me when I said, "Easter egg hunt in Ruston". I think she thought we were going to "Easter egg hunt at Disneyworld" , so she sent Maddi with the world's BIGGEST Easter basket! I am thinking it may have been an extra laundry basket! Staci, seriously!This is one of those rare moments when the stars align, and all is right with the world, where all three girls are in a picture and no one is crying! Actually, REALLY sweeet! Alright, so let's discuss the activities...We had the token "Guess how many jelly beans in the jar" game. And there was grab bags of goodies, and then there was....FACE PAINTING!!! Wooo Hooo! I LOVES ME SOME FACE PAINTING!! Even little Tootie Fruity got her "bunny on"! She didn't seem to mind it at all!
There was also THIS ring toss game... U.N.T.I. L... Miss Thang thought the rings would make better bracelets, and in true Ellie style, she chose to accessorize instead! We have the CUTEST kids at our clinic. I often tell the parents that we ONLY allow cute kids here. I mean, they are so precious. (and we look forward to adding a CUTE kid named Brock to that list! I got your email. Can't wait!)
This is one of our OT's little girlies... Is she not the cutest little thing?
These are the above's older siblings, and if you scroll up, the one getting her face painted is number three! yes, Amy has had quite the busy uterus! making them babies and all! And here's ol' wild thang! His mom has the St. Jude tattoo! KEwl.
And these two just hit it off mah-velously! We were hoping there was not going to be chick guts all over the sidewalk. The chicken whisperer was monitoring pretty closely! After all, these were her DADDY's REAL LIVE CHicks!! Now when we have these get togethers, the therapy must go on! So, me and the Con-man kept right on working. I am holding him to elicit trunk control, although he just thinks things are all peachy because we are outside instead of the usual work on the ball inside. Ha! Ha! Ok, only a couple more. Don't doze off. We are almost done. Really! These two got HIGH on some candy today! I didnt' even monitor it in the least. They had a ball! If I could have waited a day longer to get my Easter cards made, I could have used THIS picture. It would have been just about close to perfect!
And don't think we scrimped ! This is ONE kid's loot! Way to go, L!
After all this fun, I caught this one all tuckered out! It was such a fun little day and lots of memories for all of us. And now West Monroe has to make a big splash with arts and crafts. Think they can match it?!