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Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

The most wonderful time of the year has begun! It’s Nick’s favorite season, and he loves it so much he usually starts listening to Christmas music as early as July. So, of course, as soon as the leftover turkey was in the fridge, Nick wanted to get started right away on spreading some holiday cheer.

Nick spent the past week getting into the spirit with a few of his favorite holiday activities, including putting up all of his favorite Christmas decorations.

Nick helping set up the tree!
Showing off his stocking and nativity scene!

Nick also enjoys cooking up some tasty holiday treats with his family and care providers. Last week Nick helped Liz make a super yummy pumpkin roll!

Nick helping spread the topping on the pumpkin roll
Time to roll it up!
Nick was very pleased with the finished product

Another essential part of the festive season: shopping! This time last year, Nick was still isolating due to COVID-19, so he had to do the majority of his Christmas shopping online. Thankfully this season he is able to get back out and catch all the great sales in person. Nick loves shopping for his family and friends at any time of year, and puts a lot of thought into getting the perfect gifts for everyone.

Nick caught a glimpse of his favorite actor while scoping out the post-Thanksgiving sales

Nick’s all time favorite part of this season is spending time with family. Nick was able to go to Winter Wonderlights at the Chapungu Sculpture Park in Loveland with his mom. He thought the lights were so pretty, and he always treasures the time he gets to spend with his mom. He has plans to go check out a few other light displays later this month, and is very excited!

Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra

Nick is excited to share more holiday activities with you throughout the month, as well as some ideas for things to do when the holidays get a little too stressful, so be sure to subscribe for blog updates!

Do you have any special holiday traditions? What do you enjoy most about the season? Let us know in the comments!

COVID Safe Activities: Week 3

We’ve moved into November, and it’s getting chilly!

As we stay indoors more with this colder weather it is more challenging to stay busy and happy while also staying safe.

One of Nick’s favorite things to do when it gets colder is to grab a warm blanket and a cozy pillow and watch some of his favorite movies. Movie nights are a great way to relax, and you can also invite vaccinated friends over to watch with you!

Nick loves leaning back and relaxing for the movie with his warm blanket!
Ready to watch one of his favorite movies, West Side Story!

With the holidays coming up, now is a great time to stay indoors and practice your baking! Not only will the oven help keep the house warm, but you’ll have a tasty treat to share with friends or to eat during your movie night.

Nick’s favorite thing to make is cheesecake! He loves making cheesecake for his family and friends for special occasions or just because. You can adapt recipes to fit so many different dietary restrictions too.

Nick made a dairy free, gluten free cheesecake this time!

Cooking and baking is a great way to get some sensory stimulation!

Baking is so fun, even if you need a little help mixing!

Winter will be here soon, and Nick is looking forward to more movie nights and baking more tasty treats. Nick says his favorite part of the holidays is how much good food people get to eat. He can’t wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

What will you do this season to stay happy and healthy?