July 24, 2017

Big Sister And Little Brother Go To The Zoo


Last Thursday, Thumper had a day off of therapy that I hadn’t really planned for.  Since we had to drive into Seattle anyway to take Tad and Rerun to camp, I thought we might spend a few hours at the zoo.  I suggested to Ane that she could come along.

“Why would I want to go to the zoo?” she asked.  Fair point – she’s old enough that the zoo doesn’t quite have the same charm as it once did.

“Well, you could go in your workout gear and get a run in,” I suggested.  After all, Woodland Park is relatively level, with extensive paved asphalt loops.

Ane was intrigued by the idea, and agreed to go along.

The day began mild, and warmed up slowly.  We actually started our day walking through the tropical rain forest, just to warm up a little, and were rewarded with getting to watch the ocelot eat and prowl.


July 21, 2017

Flashback Friday


Where on earth did this little butterball go?

This was four years ago.  Thumper was such a little chunk, but he was always long-limbed, too.

I miss the little baby that he used to be, that he is SO not any more.

July 20, 2017

Tad Speaks – About His Brother


Tad, watching Thumper fall asleep over dinner:  “Uh-oh, his batteries are going out!”

Well, that’s one way to put it….

July 19, 2017

Halfway Through Camp


I can honestly say that while sending the boys to camp was a major commitment, it has also been really good for them.

We are officially, as of today, two and a half weeks in, with two and a half weeks more to go.

This was the scene in the car last Friday, when the boys got milkshakes at Dick’s Drive In after their weekly field trip (this time, to the Family Fun Center, which had arcades and carnival games, and bumper cars).  We were also told that Rerun had earned extra points that week for winning the “Most Improved Camper” award in his bunk/group!

It’s a lot of work, but I really think it’s worth it!  At least, that’s what I tell myself after driving up to 80 miles in a day to get them there and back, and still handle Thumper’s therapy sessions.  What a summer!