Ending the week on a high note
Trip Start Apr 15, 2013
355Trip End Oct 31, 2014
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Fire station grounds
Rhonda, our sponsor contact, came by in the morning...she had been part of a call just an hour or so before, so she said she had arranged for another person, Lauren, to drive us to the first stop while she cleaned up
She took us to a daycare for our first stop and it turned out to be one of the best programs John's done yet. The kids were attentive, excited, and loose with their laughter through the whole thing...the teachers were laughing along with them and all in all, it was a great half hour for everyone. Lauren even shared one of her favorite jokes with John and we loved it so much, he's decided to include it in his program from now on! ("What do you call an alligator in a vest?" "An investigator!")
After the daycare, we went back to the fire station to meet up with Rhonda and get more flyers. We piled into her truck and stopped by a few stores, dropped off posters and hit up a strip mall where we handed out flyers. A quick stop at a McDonald's for lunch turned into quite the balloon animal affair as we were immediately overwhelmed by all sorts of kids coming in with their parents. Again, I really need to learn how to make a balloon dog. I can't believe John even had fingertips at the end of today because he made dozens of balloon animals by the end of it.
The second daycare we went to also had a great group of kids...a couple of the really young ones were enamored with John. It was pretty adorable; they would keep walking up to him, softly touch his shoes or try to hold his hand during his program. When the group wanted a photo with him, those two made sure to be as close to him as possible. :)
The last thing we did was stop by a library that wasn't expecting us
All in all, VERY successful day. Rhonda was very happy and we were very happy. Couldn't ask for anything more. We have a three day weekend ahead of us and though we'll be doing a little bit of relaxing, we're going to use it to catch up on cleaning, organizing, and making John's program even better than it is. I've made a vow that we'll FINALLY finish the puppets we owe John's contributors from his fundraiser last fall (If any of you are reading this right now, we are SO sorry it's taken longer to get your prizes than anticipated. They are coming, we promise!!).