Monday, July 5, 2010

The 4th and a wee bit more!

We have been very busy since our last post. I am just really enjoying this summer with my wee ones. I am working but as little as I possibly can!!! We just really needed some down time. Our summer started off with caring for Lily Wen as she broke her elbow the last week of school. She was so strong and even with that splint she Danced and Swam (well splashed about anyway)!

The dinosaur sling that she was given just didn't cut it for my fashionista so thank goodness for SupportingCasts via ebay....This is more her style don't you think!

We were lucky that splinting is all they had to do and after 3 1/2 weeks, she was taken out of the splint and started physical therapy. She was released after 2 sessions as her recovery was exceptional! I am still cautious but she is doing great.

The wee ones stayed with their Dad for a few nights while I went to Orlando, Florida for the AG Bell Convention. I am Certified in Auditory-Verbal Therapy and had to get my continuing education hours to keep my certification. It was hard for me to go and I dreaded the trip but once I was there I had a really great time. I learned alot related to my field, reconnected with colleagues that I only see every 2 years and RELAXED. I even went to Disney, Magic Kingdom and Epcot, with special after 4 p.m. tickets. Thanks to the ladies from Lexington Speech and Hearing for including me in their plans! It was a completely different trip to Disney from the one with the kids in January. I got to ride the 'big girl' rides and what fun we had. Sorry, no pictures...I left the camera at home...can you believe???
For the 4th of July, we have been to a 3 day party at a friends house. This is an annual event with swimming, fireworks and just hanging out. Some camp out in tents each night but we chose to drive across the 'hill' to our home each night to sleep in our beds. (I have promised the kids to get a tent before the party next year). Here are some of my favorite pics from the weekend.

Doesn't he look good in red, white and blue??

They really do love each other!
Lily Wen is roasting a marshmellow for her s'more. Don't you just love the view?

A giant leap with friends!

She could be a surfer!
Another group jump!

On the 4th, we sat around the fire overlooking our small town and watched fireworks all around us. Then we went and had our own fireworks show. As I snuggled on a blanket with my wee ones, I just felt so very blessed. I am so loved by my beautiful wee ones. I am so thankful for wonderful friends who have become family! I am so happy that there are still 4 weeks of summer left and that we will be on vacation 2 of those weeks!


Cora said...

sounds like a wonderful summer so far, even with the broken elbow. LOVE the sling so sheek!

Tamara said...

I have to add that I love the splint - definitely better than dinosaurs!

Tamara said...

I want to come see you! That view behind Lily is wonderful. I don't know where to start with this post...great pics, great fun, great kids, and a great mom. Love ya lots!!

Gail said...

What a fun Summer you are all having, and love the big smiles in all the pics!! And how great that Lily Wen's elbow is healing so well.

Happy Summer!

FHL said...

So glad you are having such a wonderful summer with your two cuties! And the trip sounds like what every mama needs every once in a while to re-charge! (Even if there did have to be a bit of work thrown in there.) :o)

Sending a hug your way!
M :o)

allie :^) said...

oh margaret you're pics always make me jealous! you're a pretty amazing photographer too and yes, oh so blest! :) i've NEVER seen a sling like that. my how things change. love the post and you girlie! :)