Thursday, July 22, 2010

Camping and the Continuing Adventures of Aqua Man - Part One

I think it's about time I shared some camping photos, don't you?
So what was Elijah's favorite part of camping this year? Playing in the WATER of course!
We got this floating donkey at Wal-Mart.  Elijah wasn't so sure about it at first, but once someone suggested Elijah sit in the donkey backwards so the floaty wasn't blocking his view (who designs these things anyway?) - he loved it. 
It was definitely worth the few dollars we spent on it! No jokes about donkey bums, okay? ;) 
Elijah was excited to see the dam.  
Really excited...
He wanted to touch it.
No jokes about dams, either, okay?
Three generations.  Aren't they handsome? :)
Hmm, I have more photos, but this is already getting long.  Part two coming soon...

Monday, July 19, 2010

We're Baaack!

Um, from where exactly?

From a week of camping, of course!  I'm trying to dig us out from Mount Washmore and trying to keep little man entertained now that we're back home (and not outside 24/7).

I just wanted to let you all know what we've been up to this past week.  I plan to (hopefully) download pictures soon and share some here.  Stay tuned.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Living it Twice

I came across this quote by Michael J. Fox recently and it struck a chord with me.  It's from his book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned.  I haven't read his book, but I think I should.  I bet I'd like it.
Don't spend a lot of time imagining the worst case scenario.  It rarely goes down as you imagine it will and if by some fluke it does, you will have lived it twice.
Isn't that so true?  I think worrying comes with the territory when you're the parent of a kid with special needs.  There are no guarantees for the future - for health, for self-care, for cognition, sometimes even for life itself.  But, are there any guarantees for any of us? Of course not.  What good is it to worry?  I believe happiness is a choice and sometimes I have to choose to be happy.  Stressing about Elijah's future isn't good for any of us.  Besides, I'd rather live the good moments twice, wouldn't you?
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