We are starting our first official fundraiser... We will be selling Yankee candles, and 40% of the profit goes to Doug’s Journey to Sight. Unfortunately as of now, there is no way to make sales over the internet, so please contact us if you would like to purchase some: Coleyni85@comcast.net. Don’t forget Christmas is coming up. This can be a great way to knock some people off that list and also help Doug at the same time!
We are welcome to any new ideas anyone has come up with. A few friends have started their own little ways to help us earn donations which we LOVE! If you know of or are thinking of anything to help us out, just let us know and we will look into it.
We are still looking for prize donations to go toward an auction we plan on having at a beef and beer. No dates are set as we want to get everything thing in place before we start selling tickets! Keep us in mind if you’re thinking about going!
We are also trying to find a calendar gadget that will allow us to add events, but are having trouble finding one. Until then you will just have to wait. As of right now we don’t have any fundraiser events coming up besides the Yankee candle sales.
This last week has gone by super fast. With the weather going back and forth Dougie hasn’t been feeling the best, but we do try and take advantage of the nicer weather and get out. We like long walk (well mom does) and LOVE the swings. We always stop at the park after a walk if there is enough time. Those of you who don’t know, Doug has an Occupational Therapist (an amazing occupational therapist might I add) that comes every other week through Early intervention. She came this week along with a lovely lady from Commission of the blind. These 2 work with both Doug and mom to make sure Doug keeps up with all his milestones. We’ve said it tons of times, but Doug is truly amazing and is currently right where he should be with his milestones.
This time we worked on putting things in a container and hearing the sound it makes… When we’re showed little things like this it really puts things into prospective. I (mom) personally am a very visual learner and to think of trying to learn everything without sight almost seems impossible, but Doug proves me wrong every day. He knows right where he shouldn’t be playing and exactly what I wouldn’t want him to do... along with all the good things he knows too, hehe.
The more he does the more we want to teach him! And he soaks it all up like a sponge. We’ve been working on body parts and Doug now knows where his heart, shoulders, and toes are! He also likes to mark his ‘patty cake’ with a D and put it in the oven for ‘me, mE, ME! He is such a smart little boy! We could seriously go on for hours and hours! Hahaha