The mounds of laundry are washed but not put away, work has been returned to, and our EI letters arrived yesterday.
Back to reality…
We had an amazing week. D travelled amazingly well for a 1 and few months year old that’s been mostly isolated for much of that time. We got a lot of eyebrow raises about his size at his age of 16 months, but also a lot of compliments on his mellow ‘tude.
There was the first plane ride, first gummi worms, first hike on mama’s back, and first swim. We had a blast.
The final word on EI is that he does qualify for gross motor and a speech delay. Gross motor is the walking issues, and he’s not progressing on the ‘typical’ speech path apparently. Our next meeting is to review our daily routines and concerns at the end of this week.
Sadly, the county we were staying in AZ had a tragic loss of 19 firefighters. Thank you to these brave men and their loved ones. It’s a beautiful savage country out there.
Our Grand Canyon day, it was 98 degrees at the top of the south rim and a balmy 145 at the bottom. Hiking down Bright Angel was discouraged that day. (Especially for plump easterners)!
I did have some elevation sickness. That’s what happens when a bred below sea level Louisiana girl goes up to 10000 ft.
I’m relieved about EI and relieved to be home!
Trying to push the attendant light
Swim gear! Red Headed fair skinned people need lots of coverup-ing in AZ
Hiking, 5 ft from the GC. Also, ignore the fact that I still look pregnant. wtf
Views, kinda obscured by smog and smoke, but still amazing in person
Mom chasing adventurous son, I felt an amazing kinship with this mini Native American mama after trying to keep D off the condo stairs all week.