Thursday, December 15, 2011

More elf insanity.

So when I decided to do this elf contest it was for a very specific reason. I need that iPad2. Not for me, but for Monk (not his real name), and his therapy. About 10 months ago my world came crashing down when we were given the diagnosis of Autism for our 20 month old son. Since then with therapy and intervention he is doing a lot of signing and his ability to interact with others has improved tremendously. During his therapy sessions he has the opportunity to use an iPad to use apps that are specifically designed to motivate kids on the spectrum to learn skills and have fun. Having one at home would be a great tool for his continued improvement. If he never speaks the iPad can also help with communication as there are apps that allow him to point to things he wants or what he wants to convey to others. It is my understanding that he will eventually learn to talk, but maybe not in a typical way.

Anyway, I took a lot of pictures of Holly and while some were just not good, some turned out well and I had a hard time making a choice. In the end the picture we submitted was used because it was pretty focused. I have some others to share with you now. These are raw images, without any editing.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Elf on the Shelf....

Ok, so I know I haven't posted anything in a long time, but this is worth it. A blogger I read is having a contest for an inappropriate scenario starring your family's elf on the shelf. It started small with just a few pictures she posted and has quickly built steam. The winner of the contest gets an iPad2...and you all know Im all about getting an iPad into my sons hands soon. About 9 months ago he was diagnosed with Autism and the iPad has been very motivating during his therapy sessions. Having one at home would help us to further his improvement.  So I scoured the earth (not really) and found an elf on the shelf. Who would have known that a teeny little elf would be so popular this year. I brought the bugger home and started working on the set up. The results were hilarious I think....and I will post a few pictures in a later blog...but for now, here is the entry I am submitting for the contest.  You can go here to see the other entries, and when voting starts I hope you will like my link.
I like to call this "Making ends Meet" Holly didn't know what she was getting into with this elf on the shelf gig, and needed to supplement her income.
Making ends Meet
Go HERE to VOTE!!!!