Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Where there is sand and water...

The days haven't gotten any calmer...in fact...we're starting to pick up speed! Abbey started Science Camp at the Uni of CO today, and runs all week. Next week she has fencing camp, babysitting course with the Red Cross, and we'll do our midnight ride with thousands of our fellow Denverites. She'll do one more science camp before she heads back to OK. In the midst of all that, we have three therapies a week...doctors appointments for Max...doctor appointment for Abbey, and dental appointments for both of them.

We did have a nice holiday weekend. It was rainy and cool again on the 4th...so we didn't get to see any large fireworks. Abbey was determined to light all of her fireworks that evening, so we stood shivering in the pouring rain watching our puny fireworks fizzle out.

But, sparklers never disappoint...and we had plenty of those. And, although we couldn't see them, the booms from the big fireworks gave Max lots of giggles.

Fourth of July, 2010

Max enjoying the show from the covered patio...
Fourth of July, 2010

Fourth of July, 2010

That's me in the hoodie and umbrella on the left...
Fourth of July, 2010

I waited all year to use my "fireworks" setting on my camera...this was as good as it got!
Fourth of July, 2010

Fourth of July, 2010

I liked this one...like they are sharing lightening!
Fourth of July, 2010

Monday, we called off therapy and decided to play around town since Steve was off of work. We had lunch with Dan, Ang, and Addie...where Addie had me laughing so hard at her reaction to Max eating I almost cried. She was getting so concerned about the little bits of banana that were on the corner of his mouth that she gagged, then told me Deanie...CLEAN MAX! It's so funny that the "normal" way for Max to eat for her is through a whole in his stomach...this feeding by the mouth thing is a little unfamiliar!

We ended up at the river in downtown Denver. We parked and walked a short distance to find this area under a bridge across from REI. We were the only ones in this little area, and Max LOVED it! I think we'll head back and plan on spending a lot more time there.
Playing in the river

There was sand and moving water...he was one happy boy!
Playing in the river

Now, it's time for me to settle down...figure out what all needs to be done tomorrow...and fall asleep to the cold wind and rain again. Such a treat in July to sleep with the windows open like it is September!


ParkerMama said...

Looks like you all had a great time!

Sweet pictures!

Tammy and Parker
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Junior said...

Looks like fun. Wow I forget that some people actually get rain all year round.

Deana said...

We're actually not that used to having rain here in Colorado...usually we get snow forever. So I am really happy with these thunderstorms!