“Clowns can be scary,” said Shawn Byers, 9, of Coeur d’Alene as he paints his face during “clowning around” performing arts class at Hayden Meadows Elementary in Hayden, Idaho on Tuesday, July 30 2013. The class is part of Art on the Green’s Art Shop 2013.
Mullan volunteer fire fighter Jason Gribble tosses smoldering debris while putting out hot spots in the aftermath of The Silver Dollar Bar, and a conjoining miner’s union hall in Mullan, Idaho early Tuesday morning, May 14, 2013. Both structures were over 100 years old and completely destroyed.
Fern frost forms on a car window at Hauser Lake on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Window frost (also called fern frost or ice flowers) forms when a glass pane is exposed to very cold air on the outside and moderately moist air on the inside.
University High girls soccer coach Megan Poulson, third right, tries to console members of the team as they retired the #9 jersey for McKenzie Mott during an assembly held at the school on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. University High School students McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier were killed in a car accident Saturday Oct. 5, 2013.
” You have to roll with the punches,” said Hayden Lake resident Stacey Sprock as she prepares for a job interview on Oct. 29, 2012. Stacey has four children, each with special needs. She and her husband separated in 2008.
Stacey Spock, center along with her children from left, Kendall,16, Kameryn,11, Kylynn, 5 and Kristian,13 look through posters at Hastings in Spokane Valley on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2013. Each child has a developmental disorder or life-changing condition.
“Mornings are crazy,” said Stacey Sprock as she dresses her daughter, Kylynn Sprock-Parrett, 5, at their home in Hayden, Idaho on Nov. 9, 2012. Kylynn was diagnosed with Autism when she was three-years-old.
“He gets obsessed with things,” said Stacey Sprock, left as she directs her son Kristian Sprock-Parrett, 13, away from cartoons at their home in Hayden on Nov. 9, 2012. Kristian was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome when he was 12-years-old.
Kendall Sprock-Parrett listens for tones during a hearing test at St. Joseph’s Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic in Post Falls on Dec. 7, 2012. Kendall was diagnosed with Cholesteatoma, a cyst located in the middle ear and skull bone. Kendall is deaf in his left ear and has lost half his hearing in his right.
Stacey Sprock looks for a toy to comfort her crying daughter, Kylynn Sprock-Parrett, as Kylynn’s older brother, Kendall Sprock-Parrett, tries to calm her during a birthday dinner for their 13-year-old brother Kristian (not pictured) at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in Coeur d’Alene on Nov. 14, 2012. Social situations are often difficult for Kylynn who suffers from Autism.
Eleven-Year-old Kameryn Sprock-Parrett’s service dog Nestle, greets him before bedtime at their home in Hayden on Jan. 16, 2013. Kameryn was born with congenital hydrocephalus; commonly know as water on the brain.
“I am not super woman, I am not super mom, I am not anything super special or super power, I’m a mom,” said Stacey Sprock as she carries her son Kameryn, 11, through their home in Hayden Lake on Jan. 16, 2013. “He’s my hero,” said Sprock about Kameryn.