I finally sat down yesterday and made a very long "To Do" list. I am happy to report that I was able to scratch through quite a few items. I had put off making many appointments for Wade because the end of the school year was way too busy. So, as of yesterday he now has an appointment for new AFOs, a dentist appointment, his 3 year well check, and an orthopedic appointment--having issues with his right hip. I also requested a medical release so that he can start the Different Strokes swim program on Saturdays, and I left messages for hippotherapy and music therapy. My shoulders feel a lot lighter now!
Wade and I are in VA visiting family. My sister Jordan, Wade and I left TX the Sunday before last around 9:30 AM and headed for VA. I have to say, it was a pretty pleasant experience. It was probably the best car trip I've ever made with Wade. We took our time and stopped about every four hours. Then we spent the night outside of Knoxville. We arrived at Mom and Dad's around 8:00 PM Monday night. Here's a picture of Wade and me enjoying the beautiful view of VA.
My brother, Philip and his girlfriend, Chris arrived from Miami Thursday morning. My other sister, Angela got married on Saturday. It was so nice to have all the siblings together. The only person missing was Curtis. He couldn't get vacation until the end of the month, so he'll be flying in on Monday. Wade was such a trooper during all of the festivites. He was the ring bearer, and he did an excellent job. He had so much fun watching everyone dance at the reception. He even cut the rug a bit himself!
On Sunday, even though it was way too hot and humid, Philip, Chris, Wade and I headed for Busch Gardens. Although we were extremely hot and sweaty, we had a good time. Wade rode the log flume--his first "real" ride! There was also a Sesame Street area where we were all able to cool off on the water pad. Busch sure has changed a lot since the last time I was there. But it's still one of the most beautiful theme parks I've ever been too. And thanks to needed wheelchair accessiblity, we were able to go right to the front of the lines:-)
So, after our very busy weekend, we've just spent this week relaxing. This is the first day this week that Wade has decided he needed a nap, so I'm enjoying some quiet time. I haven't slept well at all since we've been here. I toss and turn all night. Jordan was a saint and took Wade for me this morning so I could sleep in. I slept better from 7 AM-11 AM than I did all night! Maybe when Curtis gets here on Monday we'll all sleep better!
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