You bet she'll be there :)
I was a teeny bit hesitant as she's recovering from a yucky Viral Infection and still has an unsightly rash on her cheek....but I thought, oh well, who care's right?...
Apparently "an invitation was extended to Macy from YAP"...she was sought out specifically to be among several other individuals chosen for the promos. How sweet is that?!?
Everyone associated with SONE are wonderful...
When we arrived at the studio we were energetically greeted with a "there she is!" "Is this the FAMOUS Miss Macy?". "She's so cute!".
I think we have the fine folks of US Bank to thank for that...their Polar Plunge team raised an impressive amount of money for Special Olympics...and many (Aunt Keri included) used Macy's picture and shared her story on their respective fundraising pages. :)
|that's Macy in the lower left hand corner. she was centered in the shot .02 seconds ago...FAST little booger!|
I used to work at Cox, so I felt right at home as well...it was also especially nice to have a couple familiar faces (Matt & Troy) shooting and producing spot.
thanks Special Olympics NE for inviting us to be a part of this shoot!
I guess we'll just have to wait & see if she makes the cut.
|photo courtesy: PlanitOmaha - the company who helped SONE produce the promos.|
Initially, I was a little bummed that this shoot was taking place at the exact same time as her Munroe Meyer Speech & Language Disorder class...across town at UNMC. It's kind of hard to be in two places at once. I made the choice to participate in the shoot (not every day right?). BUT...we got there early and they brought us back right away. We were in and out! And were able to make class too...only a few minutes late! Awesome!
|Macy studying the picture card hard as usual.|
|I continue to be amazed by her overall attention span & level of engagement. The girl BLOWS me away every day!|
As you know, us parents observe from an adjacent room through one-way mirrored windows. I overheard a mom of one of the other boys. She was whispering to another that
"those Downs kids are really good and super attentive...they are like the "head of the class".
Now...Even though I wasn't supposed to hear it....and would have liked if she would have used "people-first" language...I got over it and was instantly flattered at her sweet comment. :-)