A Journey with Love and Laughter

Read about our family as we journey through life as a family, with siblings, school and spina bifida, and lots of fun and laughter along the way!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Police Games

It was time for the annual Durham Police Children's Games!
Nick has so much fun every year, and this will be our third year attending. We look forward to it every year (and I have next year in my calendar as well).

Every year the kids are organized into different police groups. Nick was in the Traffic Group. And they all go whistles!

Each group has a couple of leaders. Nick's leader was a teacher he knew from Campbell's, and then we had a couple of police officers with us as well. There are a number of different games to play and the kids get points (after practice time).

A shooting game

Pushing the big ball (Nick's favorite thing to do)





Nick got to play curling against his friend Reid

There was a dress up game, how quickly can you dress the police man

Nick liked dressing himself

We learned over the last couple of years that this would happen. Since Nick wants to use his walker at the beginning of we day, we used it for the first part of the day and then kept the wheelchair in the main room for when he started to get tired

Then it was time for some hockey

With the police as goalie

And wheelchair rugby against another team

Nick wasn't that interested in the game, he just wanted to play with his friends

But he did like being goalie

They had a couple of characters around for the kids
There was Spiderman

And Anna and Elsa

Elsa really liked Nick's new sunglasses!

The Police games is about the sports and trying out new sports, as well as an opportunity for Nick to meet up with his friends again. Nick was happy that he got to meet up with some of his friends from Campbell's that he may not have seen since June

Alejandra and Nick have known each other since they were babies, but were still excited to spend the day together

Nick and Reid met in school last year and had a lot of fun together

They spent a lot of their time play fighting and wrestling

They were inseparable during the games

Nick also got to meet up with his EA from Campbell's, Mrs Pam!

Nick also got to meet a Sledge Hockey Paralympian champion, and see his bronze medal!
And he was born with spina bifida, just like Nick

Nick had a great time at the Police games, and asks when he can go back (the bad news, is that it is next year)

  The team got to have a team photo, and everyone got their medals.

Nick is excited to bring his medal to school next week

Thank you so much to the Durham Regional Policy for another great Children's Games! Can't wait until next year!

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