Monday, October 10, 2011

Good Bye Summer - Hello Fall

Even with Mom recovering from back surgery, I have had a GREAT Summer!!

Daniel Seamons worked with me most of the summer and I had a good time with him, doing all my favorite and fun things.

In late August, my good friend and buddy, Kalin Hansen, came home from going to school abroad in Chile.  He brought home with him his beautiful wife Karen, that he met and married while he spent a year there.  Mom said things worked out really great because just as Daniel was going back to school, Kalin came home and wanted to be my support worker again.  We are working around his college classes, but he takes me out from noon to five, M-W-F.  Tues. & Thurs. it's only from three to five.  But I'm having so much fun.

Here's a picture of me and my good buddy Kalin.

We do a lot of things together. We go shopping, to the movies, bowling, play basketball & soccer, go to the park. We went to both the Franklin County Fair and the Logan, UT. fair. I had a ball at both!  Below are some pictures of the fun things we've been doing . .

   Kicking the soccer ball around. . .

Just relaxing and tying string on the merry-go-round at the park.  I love things than spin around.

  Playing on some of the equipment at the park.

 Bowling . . .

 Shucks, I only got 8 pins.

I like to go shopping and look at all the cool things, learning to keep my hands to myself, and deciding what I want to buy.  This cool skull is what I picked out and I LOVE IT!!  We're in the car on the way home, and I'm worn out from shopping.

My all-time FAVORITE thing to do is swimming!

I was teasing Kalin.  He kept signing for me to 'smile' for the camera.  So I just signed 'smile' right back at him.  Mom says I have a fun sense of humor. 

Ahhhh . . . the joys of life.  I LOVE this chair!!  It also keeps me up out of the water so I don't drink the pool water.  I still don't understand why they don't want me to do that.

 Yep . . this is the life alright.  I could stay here all day!       

I'm a happy guy.  Life is WONDERFUL!!  I'm king of my house, my family loves me, I get all the string, tape, and balloons that I want, and I've got a great buddy to do things with!  What more could a guy like me ask for?  Yep, I'm happy and blessed.
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Kelly and Joe said...

When I grow up I wanna be like JEFF! He knows how to LIVE!

Ketcham22 said...

I love the update! It's great to hear how well Jeff is doing and every picture inspires me to live life to the fullest!
Thank you for the kind words and prayers for Nikolas by the way!!

Leslie, Arlin and Katie Kauffman said...

What a great summer you had, Jeff! I'm jealous! I hope we are able to find a good support person for Katie like you have when she is older. We currently have an OT student who comes out and does things with her one weekend a month, and she's been a true blessing.

I love to read how happy you are and how much you enjoy life! It gives me that little reminder that any sadness I feel for Katie is based on my own feelings of loss, not hers. She enjoys her life just like you do and is one of the most happiest people I know. We should all be so blessed to approach life in that way!