KayTar participated in the Special Olympics today! They have a young athletes division for kids ages 2-7 and her school district participates in it. When I told her that she was going to ride the bus today, she zoomed around the room dancing and chanting, "I get to ride the BUS! I get to ride the BUS!" Then she stopped, looked at me, and said, "Are you kidding me?" I assured her I wasn't kidding and she went back to her happy dance. Then I told her she was going to go to a very big gym, too, and that made her even more excited. Her first words this morning, while she was still in that twilight state was, "Ohhh, I get to go on the bus to the Big Gym!" It was a very exciting day for her.
She did the bean bag toss (and made all of her tosses, too).
She played a little soccer.
She hit a few baseballs.
She played with the big parachute.
Then she discovered her sport, basketball.
(this one is so blurry, but it was the only one where I caught her signature move, the single leg kick)
Then it was time for some racing.
She talked her aide into taking her back to the basketball hoops!
In this picture she is telling the station attendant that he is supposed to be guarding her.
So he did as requested.
And she scored!
All in all, it was a really wonderful experience for her and I'm sure she'll be talking about it for weeks to come!