Sunday, October 11, 2015

Day 14! Special Parents Event!

Hi guys :)

Yesterday, on Saturday, I was invited to volunteer at this Special Parents event by a friend of a friend. The entire thing was amazing.

This organization hosts Special-Parent's days twice a year, where volunteers provide 1 on 1 care for the special-needs children and there siblings for an entire afternoon, while their parents enjoy a lunch or dinner at a restaurant of their choice. So, I got matched with Brendan, a super cute and happy boy in a wheelchair who I spent the afternoon with. The event was huge! There was a petting zoo, a hay ride, pony rides, a hot air ballon, and many more fun things to do. Unfortunately, because Brendan was bound to his chair, we couldn't do most of the things. But we still had fun. We painted on canvas, decorated a pumpkin, danced to the music, enjoyed watching the animals from the petting zoo and had some delicious pizza. I really enjoyed the entire day a lot!

I also met some new people, including Elena, the friend of a friend, and 3 of her friends. After the event was over, we all went out to eat some frozen yoghurt which was also really good! I had a pumpkin latte flavored one, covered with all kinds of different toppings (mostly chocolate :D). I really hope we'll be doing more things together in the future.

Here are some pics!

Julie <3

                                                                  Brendan and me


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A few pictures!

Hi guys!

Today was a little more exciting than usual because I rode my bike into town for the first time! Woohoo!

No but seriously, I enjoyed it a lot! I got to walk around Denville a little bit, shopped at Walgreens, stopped off at Starbucks, had a Subway sandwich for lunch and just really enjoyed having some 'me time'.

Otherwise, the rest of the day was great! I went to the playground with Ellie, we baked some Halloween brownies and just had a blast.

Here are some pictures of today!

Enjoy! ❤️


Swinging on the playground!

5 deer in the backyard yesterday morning!

Denville park!

Starbucks and shopping ❤️

My delicious Subway sandwich :D

Denville museum!

Our Halloween ghost brownies!👻

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Day 7

Hi there!

So, today is Saturday. That means it was the first day I could sleep in a little, which was awesome. I got up at 9am and pretty much rested in my room all day. I really needed that quiet time.

As you already know, I haven't posted for a few days. I was either playing with the kids or too tired to write. But I feel like I really got into a routine these last couple days. I get up at 7am, make all of the kids beds, go downstairs to help make breakfast for them and also make sure they get dressed and brush their teeth. Right now, my host mom still helps me with everything and tells me how they do things around here. When the older kids are off to school, I watch Ellie for the rest of the day. She is so adorable but definitely keeps me busy. We either play inside, outside or sometimes even go to the playground (although the weather hasn't been very good these last couple days... thanks to hurricane Joaquin!). I also do laundry every day and clean up the kitchen, which doesn't bother me at all :) The tricky part is always to figure out which clothes belong to which kid (or parent...) and then to put them in the right spot in their closets. I'm sure it will take me a couple weeks before I figure everything out.

I haven't gotten out of the house much yet, but I'm hoping that as soon as they'll let me drive that will change. I can't wait to explore the area, go shopping and obviously go to New York. I don't know when I'll ab able to do that, but I'm praying it will be soon. Until then, you will have to read these 'not so exciting' posts.

Tomorrow my family is planning on going bowling, so I'll probably go with them. It sounds like fun :)

Well, this is it for now. I promise the posts will get a little more exciting once I start doing stuff.