They gave out scholarship awards to Christina and Jody (the other two couldn't come),
and then they awarded Rachel Waters the hemi foundation volunteer of the year. She does a LOT of work on the west coast, she works on the website, connects parents with Sturge-Weber kiddos, and in her "spare time" is the wonderful mom to Aiden.
After their presentation the kids put on a talent show,
and in between talent there were a WHOLE LOT of comedians grabbing the mic for a quick knock-knock joke.
Jody led the kids through the "hoe-down throwdown" and then presented a wonderful dance and then it was time for lunch. I think the meals are my favorite times because everyone sits with new people and gets to know the other families.
Another favorite thing for me to see are all of the hemi kids and their siblings getting to know each other. They are playing games together (a bunch of the big guys are on the basketball court) and some of the younger teens are helping in the childcare room with the little guys. My youngest two have had fun in there, and Big Al enjoys playing with the teeny-tiny kids. She would love to take home Dagny and Jailynn, Brian kept laughing at Kiko. So here are some random shots of the kids bonding around the building. More pics later.... we're headed to the pool/pizza party.