Saturday, June 23, 2007

Hello Again....Hello

Yes, I know, I am a blogging loser. I don't know what has been wrong with me lately....I haven't felt like I've had anything to say for quite some time.

We just got back from a trip to see my parents in Oklahoma. We had a really great rained quite a bit, which I was happy about because everything was still green and it wasn't quite as hot as we expected. We relaxed a lot, went out to eat, swam in a pool, and mom and I got beated to a pulp in "Hand and Foot" by Mark and my dad....all in all we had a really fun time. Thanks for having us Mom and Dad.

It was fun, one night we played with the kids from next door. They got out the T-Ball set and I felt like a complete loser parent because Will had never even hit a ball off a T. But, he actually hit really well, once we got him pointed in the right direction. Then Lora wanted to try. So I lined her up, stood behind her and helped her hit it a couple of times and then she turned to me and said, "I can do it myself!" So, I let her, and she did great! It was so fun to watch her figure it out and little miss independence did it.

Its funny, because one of her teachers has gotten her a little white cane, which she hates. But, when she uses it she is so much more confident. We took it with us and always asked her if she wanted to take it with her whenever we went anywhere. She always said "No". Until our last flight from Salt Lake to Seattle. For some reason she said "Yes" and wanted to use her cane to walk onto the plane.

She actually looks really cute walking with her little cane. But the reaction from other people was so shocking. We heard, "Oh, look at that" "That poor little girl" "Isn't that sad"....I almost had to laugh as I remembered a few nights earlier, her knocking the ball off the "T", saying "I can do it myself"....I wanted to assure all the people in the terminal that there was nothing "Sad" or "poor" about her....a lot to be grateful for!