Category Archives: Loveland

COVID Safe Activities Week One

Unfortunately, it looks like COVID-19 cases are ramping up this fall, and we can expect to be extra cautious again this year to protect ourselves and our families and friends. Nick wants to publish some ideas each week for fun, COVID safe activities. Staying busy while staying safe can be fun!

Nick loves being able to have some guy time, and with football finally back this year, what better excuse is there? Having a couple of vaccinated friends come over to cheer on your favorite team and eat some tasty food is a wonderful way to have some safe fun.

Nick’s favorite team is the Denver Broncos, but he enjoys the quality time spent with friends even more than the game. Recently Nick invited his friends Alex and Jonas over to have a game day BBQ. Everyone had so much fun and Nick was very happy to be able to spend the weekend with friends and catch up. Go Broncos!

Nick with his friends Alex and Jonas

Another good idea for some COVID safe fun is to get outside while the weather is still nice! Nick enjoys going to the Benson Sculpture Park in Loveland to look at the sculptures. The park is beautiful, and Nick especially loves all the animal sculptures. Walking outside is a great way to keep your distance from others while still enjoying some fresh air.

Nick is making his sign for “mom” because she has so many pesky bunnies in her yard!

Nick loves going bird watching with his job coach Audrey and her family. Bird watching with Audrey is a tradition Nick has enjoyed for years. Nick’s favorite part about bird watching is when furry friends come along for the fun, even if it gets a little crazy! Walking your dogs with family or friends is a great way to get some exercise and stay safe.

Walking the dogs

With mask mandates returning and colder weather heading this way, Nick plans to post weekly with new COVID safe activities for everyone to enjoy, so be sure to like Awesome in Action on Facebook and follow his blog for more ideas!

High Plains Pre-K Visit: Just like you.

Kids get the opportunity to experience the way Nick communicates with the world. 

We had our first visit of the year in November with the pre-kindergarten class of High Plains Elementary. Nick read his book, “Helping in Action” and shared a bit of his life story growing up in Ethiopia and shared about the unique story of how he had a pet lion! 

Kids were in awe. A pet lion?

So many questions. How can we bring similarities and differences into a classroom where some may have not met a man that grew up in Ethiopia, or had a lion as a pet, but have had similar favorite colors and animals? It is an experience that is priceless for young ones to acknowledge — the beauty of differences and the beauty of similarities. 

We were so excited to be invited by friend and fabulous teacher, Jessica Soulek! 

Thank you, Jessica, for your support and encouragement. We enjoyed our time with you and your students!