Showing posts with label Bowl-a-Thon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bowl-a-Thon. Show all posts

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Bowl-A-Thon 2011

We raised $605 for the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas!!
We couldn't have done it without your donations.  I was blown away by the generosity of all of you.  Thank you so much for sponsoring Caleb.  

He had a great time at the bowl-a-thon today.  
And I took a ton of pictures, because that is what I do.
Caleb took a few minutes to just take it all in!  The event was at the bowling training center where the big dogs of the bowling world come and train.

"Um dad, this ball is kinda heavy."

You just gotta love that someone invented these wonderful ramps so that people using wheelchairs can bowl.  Genius.
And greatly appreciated.

Watching with excitement as his ball rolls down the alley.

Caleb can barely contain his enthusiasm when his ball actually knocks down some pins.

And of course the little guy had to have a turn.

Pushing the ball down the alley.
Benjamin had too much fun!

Watching (and drooling) as his ball S.L.O.W.L.Y. makes it to the pins.

Someone was kind enough to take a picture of me and Caleb.  
A rare treat.
Too bad the booger isn't smiling in it.

Again a big Thank You to those of you that donated!
I was worried that we wouldn't be able to meet our goal of $500 and we managed to exceed it!
You guys ROCK!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bowl-A-Thon! Only a few days left to donate!!

Just a friendly reminder that this is the last week to sponsor Caleb and help him raise money for the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas.  The Bowl-A-Thon is this Saturday so there are only a few more days left to make a donation.  We really appreciate those of you that have already donated.  I am so touched when people who have never even met Caleb are kind enough to make a donation.  We even had an anonymous donation!  Thank you to all of you that have been so generous.

If you haven't sponsored Caleb and you want to just click the picture below to go to his donation page.  There is also a donation button on the right side of the blog.
We are still $150 short of our $500 goal.

And really, how can you say "no" to that face?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Weekend Hodge Podge

I have 3 different events that I want to blog about but I don't really want to do 3 different I'm just going to lump everything together in one post...hence the title:  Weekend Hodge Podge.

For Valentine's Day, Caleb had to make a Valentines box to take to school.  Pretty simple right?  So I just got out some of my craft stuff, a heart stamp, some ink, etc.  I admit that I didn't really ask Caleb what he wanted to do for his box.  I just decided for him.
Here is what we (mostly he) made
Then I saw some of the other boxes that kids were bringing to school.   I wish I had pictures of some of these Valentines boxes.  Fancy. Over the top.  Clearly not done by a 5 or 6 year old.  I'm not suggesting that some parents did the box for their kid (yes I am)....anyway I felt myself get all competitive over this box.  My mind got to racing with all the things I could do to make Caleb's Valentines box THE BEST EVER!  Then I realized that I was being crazy, irrational, and a  nut.
So, I decided to just ask Caleb what he wanted to do for his box.
His answer: Batman
Alrighty then. So here is what we did:
Spray painted a shoe box black.  
Always use caution when letting a 5 year old help you spray paint.  
Do not leave unsupervised.

 I found the Batman symbol online and I used Picnik (love me some picnik) to put Caleb's name on the symbol.  Caleb cut it out.

His finished Batman Valentine Box.
Not near as fancy as some of the other boxes but it was what he wanted and he did it.

Complete with Batman Valentines to give to his friends.

On Saturday we went to see the grandparents.  Gammy and Grandpa Al have a big back yard and the weather was beautiful.  The boys had too much fun playing outside.

Working hard to kick that ball.

Sunday after church we took the boys to Walgreens.  Exciting I know.  We are trying to get Caleb comfortable using his walker out in the community, other than just home, school, and church.  Walgreens seemed like a good place because it is small so he doesn't feel overwhelmed.  He did great.

 Benjamin goes straight for the biggest truck available!!

 Caleb having a seat so he can rest his legs...and play with a toy.  I'm telling you that seat is the best thing ever.  I'm so glad we bought it for his walker.

No, we did not buy this.  Good grief.

I know a lot of you saw this video on Facebook but I thought I would share it here for those of you that didn't see it.  Just a 2 minute video of Caleb walking/running around Walgreens.  Sometimes he gets to going so fast that the wheels on his walker sound like shopping cart wheels.  It cracks me up.  He did awesome.  Of course.

Don't forget to support Caleb by donating to the Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser.  You have until March 5th to make a donation.  There is a button on the right side of the blog that you can click on to make a donation.  Thanks to those of you that have already donated!!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

New Look and New Glasses

The blog got a major makeover today.
What do you guys think?
I've been wanting to redesign the blog for awhile but finding the time to sit down and do it doesn't come easily.
I added some tabs including an SB friends tab. Make sure you check it out. I tried to include everyone but I'm certain there are some kiddos I missed so if you want your child on the list, then let me know.

Many of you saw this picture on facebook but I thought I would post it here as well.  Caleb's frames broke several days ago so we had to get him some new glasses.

Seriously, how cute is my kid?
I don't know why but these new frames make him look so much older to me.
He is just gorgeous if I do say so myself.  I'm not biased or anything.

Because of the crazy weather this past week I had to reschedule Caleb's neuropsych test for the first week in March.

Also, Caleb is participating in the annual Spina Bifida Association of North Texas Bowl-A-Thon.  We would love to have your support.  The local SB chapter means a lot to our family so please consider making a donation.  No donation is too small.  You can donate online by clicking on the picture to the right or by clicking here.
You have until March 5th to make a donation.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review

A quick recap of 2010 in the McLelland Family...




We had a vocabulary lesson and I wrote a letter.

 Caleb is a hero

 Caleb hits the pool

Benjamin makes a basket

 Benjamin's personality shines through

18 months and still droolin'
 and we learned that sometimes 


Caleb raises $575 for Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida

Caleb started KINDERGARTEN!

and I'm not perfect

We met the Faces of Spina Bifida all month long



Well, maybe that wasn't such a quick review after all!  It's hard to sum up an entire year!
Here's to 2011! 
Can't wait to see what the New Year brings.

For me, a new year, means a new blog.  Yep, I started a new blog a couple of days ago.  Not sure what I am thinking!  It is very different from this blog, it's not centered around my kids, or Spina Bifida, or my life as a mom and wife.  It is more about my faith.  For those of you that are interested...feel free to hop on over and check it out.  It's still a work in progress but it is up and running...sorta :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bowl-A-Thon 2010!

Well today was the Spina Bifida Bowl-a-Thon, and Caleb had an absolute BALL! 
I love these ramps so that wheelchair users can bowl.  Caleb was so excited about bowling, the kid could barely contain himself.  He was so cute.

Daddy helping Caleb get his ball on the ramp.

Caleb and his mommy.

Benjamin was too young to bowl but not too young to try "dippin dots" for the first time.  Of course, he loved them.  Caleb did too.  I couldn't get Caleb to bowl once Glenn got the dippin dots, because he was so worried that Benjamin would eat them all while he was bowling.

Caleb cooling himself off at the fan....

....and no blog post is complete without a picture of Caleb picking his nose!  That's my boy!

We want to thank those of you that supported Caleb and the Spina Bifida Association by making a donation.  This organization means a lot to us and we so appreciate every donation we received. 

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Spina Bifida Bowl-A-Thon

Hello family and friends! The annual Spina Bifida Association of North Texas Bowl-A-Thon is right around the corner and we need your support.  The SBANT's mission is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected.  The Bowl-A-Thon is the organizations main fundraiser for the year.  The funds raised help the North Texas Spina Bifida community by funding the many activities and programs for local children, and adults, that have Spina Bifida.  Because of the SBANT, Caleb has been able to attend a variety of events like the Easter Egg Hunt, Family Day at the lake, Family Camp at Camp John Marc, and more.  We have been so blessed by the SBANT and it has made a huge impact in our lives and the life of Caleb.  Because of this organization we have met and connected with so many families that also have young children with Spina Bifida.  
Please consider supporting the SBANT by making a pledge or donation.  You can choose to make a flat donation or you can pledge .10 cents per pin (Caleb bowled a 57 last year).  The Bowl-A-Thon will take place on February 27, 2010.
Please let me know if you are interested in making a pledge or donation.  Thank you for your support.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Today was the annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser, benefiting our local Spina Bifida Association. Caleb had an absolute blast! He was moving around so fast that we could barely get a picture of him. He bowled a 57...he takes after his mommy. Thank you to those of you that pledged money, we really appreciate your generosity.

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