Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cedar Ridge Academy









Some more photos of our day. On Thursday's I spend quite a bit of time in the homes with the kids. They have two hours of Karate in the morning and then we clean the house, take care of showers and play games until lunch. We played some music for awhile as well. The guitars were out and Neil Diamond was being played (Cherry Cherry).
By the way, this is the thrid post today, check the others out below!
-Josh

Visitors in my office








These are photos of people I hang out with. Two are your kids and one is mine (Oliver)! Can you spot which is which?

Cedar Ridge Academy Soccer








These are some photos of our soccer practice. We have a game tonight and I'll try to get some photos of the action. We had games on Saturday and Tuesday, they were a blast! A lot of my friends from the community were at the games and commented on how well our team represented themselves (polite, nice, fun etc.).
Wish us luck tonight!
-Josh

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Assorted Activities

This is my Llama-enclosure engineer team. Rob and I decided that the Llamas need a little more daily attention, so we are bringing them to the girls home!
We made a wonderful enclosure that is rouhly 50 feet from the girls home. The kids and I will be pruning the trees in the enclosure, making a lean-to and improving the area. I envision the Llamas going for weekly walks and hanging out with the girls on a daily basis. The guys are sad that they will no longer have 'llama chore' (this picture was actually taken with them saying 'no more llama chore!") but can visit and hang out with the llamas whenever they want.
The llamas were previously on the boys side of campus in a huuuuuge enclosure that spanned many acres of land. This allowed them to become reclusive and less eager to engage with silly humans. The new enclosure is much smaller and puts the llamas in constant contact with humans.



Gathering more fence for the project!

Eating Lunch!

Wearing Lunch!

This is one of our students talking about her life before Cdar Ridge. It is part of reaching level 800 and doing home visits... then going home!


Stretching for Soccer.


We went and played soccer for two hours after school last week. Kevin (Redwood home manager) and I have what we call Kosh points. The students accumulate 'Kosh' points by doing cool stuff.. being nice... cleaning the house well... being polite to eachother... making a good joke. After getting up to 500 points, we do a fun event, this week was soccer!
Enjoy the Spring!
-Josh

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sunny Day




These are some photos of us hanging out before lunch.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The egg-making, game-playing holiday weekend

A little late but always worth the wait. These pictures are via the Great Miss T.M. photographer. She did a great job of catching people in their good, and not-so-good poses, through the different activities.
Enjoy.
Sean