We have taken Amelia to the shore twice this summer and the first time I swore we would never go back. I forgot so many important medical supplies that I swore we wouldn’t travel again. The heat was unbearable and Mia was miserable because she despises to sweat! But we decided to try it again three weeks later and I am glad we did. I still forgot her charger for her pump, her duocal and syringes but we managed. Amelia was happier because the weather was cooler and she really enjoyed her walks on the boardwalk! She never stopped smiling because of all the chaos happening around her. The sights, sounds and smells were all new to her and she couldn’t get enough of them. I was happy we decided to try it again even though we still consider ourselves the Griswolds when we go out in public!
On another note, we started aquatic therapy and I am hoping this will improve Amelia’s trunk muscles to enable her sit up. She loves the water and has a bit of an attitude when the PT comes to the house to make her work. I am hoping the water calms her attitude!

3 Responses to Oh the Places We Go!

  1. crivera75 says:

    How do I get my pictures on the post? They ended up in the gallery!

  2. Laurie says:

    Kaylee just had her first day at the beach, too– I think our kids have an affinity for the outdoors. At least, I hope so– I have always been a beach bum, and it would be nice to finally get back into the groove of it again. Good luck with the water therapy; it sounds awesome.

    As for posting the pics, I think that there is a button on the gallery page you hit for the pic(s) you want to attach to the post. I had the same problem last night; my husband had to help me. However, once he showed me, I was like “well, that was easy!” Hope you plan to post the pic of Mia in her shades– she looks SO cute in them! 🙂

    <3 Laurie

  3. shirley bidnick says:

    It is good to try it all. That’s how we learned which activities were our favourites, and which ones weren’t worth the trouble. When you are young you have the energy to lug everything with you. We could never travel light. We had to travel prepared. The complexity of this increases with age. Managing to meet the needs of a child with disabilities is easier than meeting the needs of an adult. Finding facilities that are appropriate for lying an adult down for a diaper change can be tricky, but if you do it when your child is young, you figure it out later on.

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