Monday, March 22, 2010

Busy Days...And Make a Wish Update!

Since the weather has finally broke we have been spending a lot of time outdoors. We visited the park again and had a blast. It is so adorable to see my kids play so well together. Ethan is such an understanding and patient little guy. Some days he has more patience then me.

Another day at the park! Happy as can be...

Last Thursday night, we met with the Make A Wish coordinators. They came over after dinner and were there for about an hour and a half. They were the most wonderful ladies, Peggy and Ellen. They came bearing gifts for both kids, balls for Karly and candy for Ethan. Karly took to both of them immediately. The best part was that they paid just as much attention to Ethan as they did to her. He was very excited that they wanted to hear what he had to say too. So we made our wish... Disney World. They had Ethan speak for Karly since she can't talk yet. It was so cute to hear him describe why he thought she would want to go to Disney. They took our wish and all of our information so hopefully we will hear from them soon. We requested a trip either in May or wait until September. Karly wouldn't be able to bear the hot summer in Florida. She does not process heat well, so vacation wouldn't be much fun if we were constantly worried about her seizure activity and body temperature. We are very excited about the potential of the a vacation to Disney. We will keep you all posted!
The rest of our days have been filled with other activities that have been keeping us busy. This is our last week of freedom before spring sports start for Ethan. Last night we all went to a Hershey Bears game. Ethan had a blast and Karly did not. She was not into having to sit still and not kick the people in front of her. She only lasted one period then I took her down to the concession area and we walked around, had ice cream and just killed some time. After the game they invited the fans onto the ice for an autograph session. Ethan was so excited. I stood in line for an hour and half so he could get his autographs but it is so worth it to see the excitement on his face.

Ethan met this favorite Hershey Bears player last night. Autograph and all...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Join our Team!!!!

Join our team for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community Walk for UCP of Central PA. Our team name is Karlys Team.

Hope you can join us and help us be the top fundraising team for UCP this year. It's always a great time; come out and walk with us.

Love, The Shellenberger Family

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our favorite Park!

It's finally starting to get warm!!!! We are so excited for many reasons, mainly we can get outside and play. Great for the kids and great for mom and dad too. There is a park that is about 3 miles from our house, wish is was walking distance but too many really busy streets to get there. The park was built last year and it's called Adventure Zone playground. The best part of it is that it is 100% handicap accessible. It's SO AMAZING!!! Karly can go on all the play equipment. Her jogging stroller can go to the very top, it's great. This playground was built with donations from the public, the land was donated by a church and 100's of volunteers to do the construction. Both of our kids love the park, they each have a fence post with their name on it and every time we are there we have to go find it. Once school is out we will go there for dinner at night. We pack a picnic and have a family dinner there and then the kids can play for hours. (Sometimes we are lucky enough to have a joint family dinner with the Weinstocks, our great friends!) Here are some pictures from our first day at the park this year....
She LOVES the swings!!!
Look at Karly standing...and she didn't even notice..
she was too busy playing with her big brother

Happy as can be...

We are looking forward to many more nights at our favorite park.