August 21, 2014

Visit From the Monkey Doctor!

Yesterday was an evening to remember! During dinner, a neighbor knocked on the door to tell us that there was a monkey outside that wanted to meet Chase - and despite sounding absolutely crazy, he was right! The monkey and its trainer, who works with people with special needs, happened to be passing through the neighborhood and they thought Chase would enjoy meeting him.

Trent surprised us all by immediately being willing to hold the monkey and letting him sit on his head!!

Chase's first reaction was that he didn't want to have anything to do with the monkey, but over the course of an hour, the trainer managed to make Chase feel comfortable enough to sit next to the monkey, touch his tail, shave the monkey's head with a razor, tickle his hands and feet, and even give him kisses!!

Check out the Monkey Doctor for more about what Dr. Irving and Bobby do around the metro Atlanta area!

August 13, 2014

School & Soccer!

From Chase's teacher.... oh this melts my heart!!

Today at recess, Chase was playing soccer with a big herd of kiddos.  He was having a super time.  I watch very closely at first to make sure he was safe and everyone was kind to him.  My worries were soon gone because.... I saw Chase take the ball and run off the field.  I ran to intercede before there was a scuffle. But two boys ran after him  and said "Come be on our team". So off he went, running and kicking with the rest of his team! BEAUTIFUL Needless to say, it is a joy to have Chase in class.

August 12, 2014

Vote to Benefit Peachtree Corners!

To celebrate their Grand Opening on Wednesday, August 20th, Sprouts Farmer's Market has launched its "25K Fan Giveaway Contest" on Sprouts' Peachtree Corners Facebook page.  The contest is between two non-profit organizations where the organization's staff, volunteers, and supporters can go on to Sprouts Farmers Market - Peachtree Corners Facebook page and vote. The organization with the most votes at the end of two weeks will receive a $1,000 check from Sprouts! 

Here's how it works:

1.) Please "like" Sprouts Farmers Market - Peachtree Corners Facebook page ( and vote for UPCCA!

2.) Vote before Saturday, August 16 (ending at 4PM EST) and enter to win awesome prizes from Sprouts. All entries will receive 1 (One) $2 OFF coupon towards any $20 (or more) purchase at Sprouts. One vote per person.    

3.) The organization with the most votes will receive a $1,000 check at Sprouts grand opening Preview Party on Tuesday, August 19! It's that simple!

We hope you can take a moment to vote. The $1,000 prize will help fund programs and events for our great city!

August 11, 2014

Fun Lego Party Ideas!

We had Trent's birthday party last month with a couple little family celebrations along the way. With a lego theme, there were so many fun ideas for decorations that we came up with! Here are a couple bits of inspiration if you're planning your own lego party:

Water Bottles with the Lego Movie's "Everything Is Awesome" Motto, Printed by Shindigz

For lego cupcake toppers, I used the following printable images which you can download and print according to the size you need:

Trent had a blast making thank you notes with the Lego stamps to coordinate with the Lego themed party!