Friday Blogging

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Zel helping us make sure our watermelon patch begins to sprout!

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CL and Brandon hard at work weeding the garden!

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The wildflower seed box said to “tamp down the seeds with your feet” and so we did!  We enjoyed these directions.

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Brandon helping to keep our lawn beautiful. Great job!

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Cut on Brandon, cut on! The yard looks so nice!

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Our monthly Self Advocacy lesson with Rachel is always a big hit!

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A component of this month’s Self Advocacy lesson focused on working through challenging tasks. Tossing pennies into a cup was more difficult than we imagined, but it was still a lot of fun!

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Brandon being a Master Chef while baking David’s birthday cake. It was delicious!

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Brandon and Greg giving a thumbs up for the 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration in Exmore!  We had a great time learning about nature and conservation efforts by local organizations, learning more about native plants, and meeting local farmers (and their farm animals! 🙂 ).  We also set up a raffle to win a Christmas Cactus grown by members of No Limits!  Check out the drawing of the winner’s name below!

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Congratulations to Kit for winning the plant!  Thank you to William for helping to pick the winner!  Check out a video of the drawing of the winner below!

 

 

Friday Blogging

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We are loving this warm weather and enjoying gross motor games outside!  Woop woop!

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Happy birthday Emma, and many, many more!

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Our first bloom of an assortment of wildflowers.  Very pretty!

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Amy and Jason making Tillandsia species “Air Plant” Terrariums.  These terrariums are for sale!  Please give us a call if you would like to purchase one of these beautiful house plants.

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Pretty gal with a pretty plant.  🙂  Nice job Amy.

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The finished products.  Way to go Jason and Amy!  These look beautiful.

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David is frying up sausage for our “Omelette in a Bag” lunch.  Thanks David!

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Finishin’ up the veggies – chop chop! If you would like to make your own “Omelettes in a Bag” check out this simple online tutorial we found:  https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/85107/omelet-in-a-bag/

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Three men hard at work.  Great job shoveling!

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Our raised garden boxes are officially ready for planting.  We love our Community Garden and can’t wait to grow vegetables!  Hooray!

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Brandon and Emma switched places!  Work on Brandon, work on.

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David, Maryan, and Sherry working on Brandon’s birthday cheesecake.  Nice job!

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Spring planting!  We are so happy for warm weather here at No Limits.

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We were so very lucky to have Brandon’s friends from My Choice, My Voice L.L.C. join us this week in celebrating Brandon’s birthday.  They even provided pizza, punch, and goodie bags for everyone!  Thank you all so much, we had a wonderful time!

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Happy birthday Brandon, and many, many more!

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The birthday cheesecake was “da bomb”!  Yum!!!

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Zel showing off his muscles while helping to clean the chicken coop.  Thanks Zel!

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Enjoying our first gross-motor game outside for the season.  Can anyone guess what we’re playing?!  Hint, hint it is an Italian ball game!

The 2018 Kate Awards #2

This week we had a second, “mini” Kate Awards Ceremony where we awarded Courtney Floyd and Anna Wallace as Honorable Mention Recipients of the 2018 Kathleen Walsh Richardson Citizenship Award!  Please enjoy photos of these young ladies receiving their prizes and trophies below!

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Courtney Floyd, a Broadwater Academy student, is very active volunteer through her school and has assisted with several community events including a Red Cross Blood Drive and helping to operate The Habitat for Humanities’ February Freeze event annually.  Courtney has also volunteered at the public library and for a local Head Start Program.  She is pictured with No Limits member Brandon, who presented the award. Wonderful job Courtney!

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In this photo, Brandon is presenting Anna Wallace with her award!

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Anna Wallace, a Nandua High School student, is a very active volunteer through her church, and has assisted in giving back to communities in need while on mission trips to Alabama and North Carolina.  She has helped to operate a Vacation Bible School with the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama, assisted the organization known as “Mobile Baykeeper” to clean up rivers, volunteered with the Feeding the Gulf Coast Foodbank to sort and donate food for the hungry, and restored a community garden that grows food for families in need.  Super job Anna!

You are both setting such wonderful examples as to what it means to be a great citizen and we would like to congratulate you again on your achievements!  Keep up the great work!

Friday Blogging

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Brandon inspecting the first blooms of native plants in the Eastern Shore Natives Demonstration Garden that is planted at the University of Virginia’s Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center (ABCRC) in Oyster, VA.

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While visiting, a generous employee of the ABCRC donated an Eastern Shore native Yucca plant to No Limits.  Thank you so much!

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This was a very nice place to visit.  We look forward to coming back to visit this demonstration garden in late spring as we begin our newest summer project – visiting and reviewing ALL of the Eastern Shore Natives Demonstration Gardens!  These gardens were planted as an educational and conservation resource as a component of the Plant ES Natives Campagin.  To learn more about the ES Natives campaign or the ES Natives Demonstration Gardens, please check out these links:  https://www.plantvirginianatives.org/  and http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/CoastalZoneManagement/esnativeplantguide_000.pdf

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Working hard to finish a batch of Comfort Dolls.  Maryann and Amy are making it look easy with our new sewing machine that was purchased with funds donated by the Eastern Shore Offices of Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty.  Thank you to Coldwell Banker again for the generous donation!

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Keep up the good work Corina and David.  Look at all those dolls!  Thank you as always to the Kiwanis Club of Accomack for providing the opportunity for No Limits to work on this collaborative project!

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Spring cleaning!  Working on organizing a few cabinets.

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Rearranging our garden boxes.  Zel says “It’s all in a days work!”

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Gross Motor Game Review time!  We reviewed a number of Gross Motor Games this week.  Be on the lookout for our game reviews to be updated soon.

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Brandon and Emma taking cuttings from a Pussy Willow branch donated by Laurice Hohlt.  Thank you Laurice!

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A new addition to our outdoor garden – a Hydrangea bush!

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Thank you Rachel Evans for donating the Hydrangea!  We hope it will thrive in its new home.