Sunday, January 18, 2009

Vitamin D

Sometimes it doesn't matter that everyone is hacking and sneezing and using up mass amounts of tissue. Sometimes, you need to get out of the house! Due to the strange weather dynamics of the Willamette Valley, the icy & foggy weather at home masked nearly 60 degree warmth and sun less than an hour away. So away we went! It felt so GOOD to be in the sunshine. And we found this amazing inlet where the kids could run and dig and climb and splash and.....
(Click on photo grouping to be taken to the entire Flickr set)
(There are 55 photos there [pared down from 128], don't say I didn't warn you!)

A long weekend, with lots of sleeping in, is helping everyone heal. When not at the coast, the kids are playing with beans, making figure 8's in the basement on their scooters, and watching lots of videos. We're going through another phase of screaming tantrums, so George can be a handful at times. I'm hoping that will reduce once he feels better. Emma is spending more time in her room playing with Legos, her animals, or on the computer. I'm glad she can find ways to escape the craziness of a sometimes difficult brother, but it saddens me that she needs to. I suppose it's normal, though, and I need to remember that. All older siblings need to escape the younger ones sometimes, no matter how "normal" they may be.
Lots of good reports coming from school these days, thank goodness. We're heading into the span of time where the school district transition team observes all the special needs kids and makes placement recommendations. The particular school we're hoping for (provided it doesn't fall victim to budget cuts) is hard to get into, and he would have to be accepted. The behind-the-scenes rumors from his teacher are that he is high on the list. But nothing is certain until he is observed and we know how many spots are available for next year. Here's hoping that they don't view him on a "screamy" day.

Well, it's ten o'clock. I suppose I ought to go get out of my pajamas. Although, no one else in this house has yet, so maybe just another cup of coffee...

4 comments:

Melanie said...

LOL, I am still in my PJs ... and it is 2! My oldest two are at my parents, the youngest is napping ... and I am not getting dressed! Here's to another cup of coffee! I hope George gets in ... and the school stays open. Post holidays are so hard, aren't they? My kids are finally getting back into the routine ... except Monday is going to be another change in schedule since they are off.

therextras said...

Reliving memories of the OR coast, and the Willamette Valley (in good weather!). Thanks!

Barbara

CC said...

Holy canoli, what a gorgeous collage!!

We've been getting sun around here too. But it's too cold to actually enjoy it...

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