Category Archives: Colorado

Paddling in Olaf

We’re all familiar with Frozen’s silly snowman, Olaf, by now, and his great dreams of relaxing in the summer sun…..

 orange-music-note-hiI’ll finally see
a summer breeze
Blow away a winter storm
And find out what happens to solid water
When it gets warm                            orange-music-note-hi

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Unfortunately, for him, it is not a reality, but for Nick and his Awesome team…. well…

 

 

last week, they got to go to Horsetooth Reservoir   in order to kayak with Adaptive Recreation Opportunities.

At the reservoir, Nick got to celebrate all things summer; relaxation, sunshine, and friends!

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Nick spent time with C.A.S.T. for Kids event planner, Bill, one of his favorite fishing buddies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here he is with 2 of his favorite longtime friends, who love water sports just as much as he does!: Dolan and Hannah Williams-Doss.

 

 

Nick loved having another adventure on the reservoir with his newest friend, Taben Winter. They explored the whole cove, while successfully avoiding all of the dangers of the water (beavers, man-eating catfish, and killer snails!)  Nick says “Taben is great at paddling!”

 

IMG_1359A thank you to great folks at Adaptive Adventures- here is Chris…and his make-up guy!

 

 

 

 

It is important to remember to enjoy the seasons, and take advantage of what your surroundings have to offer.   This kind of thinking helps Nick and his team stay positive and work hard (when they are not playing!)

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Below is Nick’s bucket list for the summer.

  1. Go to 6 flags amusement park. Make my brother scream!!

  2. Play in the yard

  3. Swim at the beach

  4. Attend summer concerts

  5. Remain excited, happy, and cheerful

Don’t spend the summer melting away…take a few minutes to decide:

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What’s on your summer bucket list?

2017 For Auld Lange Syne (loosely translated to “Awesome Days Past!”)

Please join us as we review the year in song, to the tune of Auld Lang Syne!….Get ready, it’s a long one!! 

First, the Chorus:

Should Awesome people be forgot

And all the awesome times?

Should Awesome in Action be forgot

An Auld lang syne?

 

 

And now, the song:

 

We got a new illu-stra-tor

His name be Darby boy

 

 

 

Senora Urban’s Helping out

Translating to Spanish joy

Surely the Nemesis video will rock

And surely the Peaks  do, Right?

 

 

 

Let’s not forget fun times at Monroe

With Author visits and Literacy Night!

 

 

 

REPEAT CHORUS

We made new friends; great advocates

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Have brought us in to Community Pre-K

And High Plains school with glee

 

 

 

REPEAT CHORUS

We twer lu-ck-y to watch th-e burn

Ripple Effect’s black belt tests

And made a great new film with Alayna,

& Ninja Nate; our filming bests

 

 

REPEAT CHORUS

In Estes Park we met a gal

Who was paying Forward love,

We had a blast in a parade

With our Friends who didn’t shove

And here’s a hand to C.A.S.T for Kids CAST 2014

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We went all the way to Boulder Rainbow Childcare

To spread our ins-pira-tion.

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Foco Comic Con, a great success-

Anyone can be a hero, we say

We made costumes, and made some friends

A grand and funny day!

REPEAT CHORUS

The librarians in Love-land

At the Author Showcase gave us Love

And at Crossroads Church, with Dream Catcher 

We saw Loveland from above.

The year came to an Awesome End

With a visit to Prairie School

A friend from Ability-Fest came through

And the students were so cool!

 

 

The Cub Scout Troop Nin-ty-one

Met and drew some pictures, too

 

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And now we’re fundraising for an adaptive zipline

With a girl scout troop so true.

A non-profit, AiA now beAwesome in Action

And we vow to see it through

We’d love to have your continued support

Please let us come to you!

 

Who knew this song could be so long?

Who knew the many verse?

 At least we got a chance to say

All we’ve done, for better or worse

 

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!!!

 

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