Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wow!! What fun we had this past weekend! I am so thankful that I was able to bring my family with me to Long Beach to help support me as I ran, the kids had so much fun. Although George and the kids weren't quite able to make it to the race....at all (yeah, they didn't get the memo about the traffic and closed off roads) they all had a great time. The weather was perfect and spirits were high.
Now, about the run... I think a half marathon is more my cup of tea...or diet, caffeine free soda I mean. It was so much fun to participate with Jill again and Tommy for the first time. He's quite the coach and pumped up our spirits the last two miles. I kept getting chills as I was pushing through thinking about why we were there and that we were ooh, so close.
Monday, September 29, 2008
It's been a year. Mom and I went to see an amazing specialist in Bethesda, Maryland to get some insight about communicating with children with special needs. His name was Stanley Greenspan. As we came to find out, he was very unique, insightful and kind of weird. The day that we went to see him in his plantation like house/office he stepped into the room with his pajamas and toast I think it was as he watched us interact and play with Jordan. He gave us great advice, insight and some great tools to use.
I often think about that day....but more about the culture, the crisp cool air, and the time I spent with my beautiful boy and mom. We strolled the city streets, rode the subway train like experts, took a tour of Washington, D.C., slept in a great hotel, got hooked on "Chipotle" food, laughed, shopped and made memories that will last forever. I couldn't have done it without you mom.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Ok, so I thought that I was busy with Jordan. Umm....my life has changed quite a bit in the last 3 weeks. Jordan is so pulling up and it is so amazing and exciting and so completely exhausting! Wow, to see the world through his eyes though is priceless. He is getting so excited and it reminds me everyday how exciting LIFE really is. This morning I was getting ready for work and he was exploring all over the place. He was hinting that he wanted me to pick up his 3 feet, 35 pound body and let him touch the water faucet in Daddy's sink. So, I did. And he began to giggle and his eyes shouted with excitement!!! Oh, try and get this moment on the Mastercard commercial I say.
P.S. I don't want to hear about his jammies.
Its the simple things
Ahh, the simple things. Sugar cookies with pink frosting, ice cold milk, James Taylor, flip flops, rain, October in Yuma,