Saturday, August 01, 2009

We Are Home

It is nice to go on vacation, but it is also nice to come back home. After the last week of being in the trailer, the boys were glad to have their space back! And I believe they were very happy to get out of the car. Brothers are not always nice, and these two sure had their share of smacking and annoying each other. To be fair they really do egg each other on. NO and STOP have become very clear words in Nick's vocabulary-and very loud ones.

What we learned is that if we are going to live in an RV and travel when I retire, then we are going to need a bigger RV. One where we can all have some space to ourselves. Someone was always underfoot in the trailer. Although I do love it as much as I complain about it. We had some very good days and nights in that little camper. But it was nice not to be woken up by a coke bottle being hurled in your direction this morning.

The first thing Nicholas did when he stepped in the door was go and get his favorite toys from his room. He drug out his keyboard and his little CD player. He also did a little hop/skipping dance as he had space to move and walk around. Today I have to do some laundry, and get some items from the grocery store. I also have to start thinking about school shopping for both boys. The summer is passing by quickly and these lazy days are about over. I love the extra time with Michael. Last night we were curled up on the bed watching TV after 10pm. Maybe today I will also go and get a little pool to play in since it is pretty warm out. Or, maybe we can schedule a trip to the movies or to the zoo this week. Those are always nice times. Anywho, I promise to load up some new pics once I get the new laptop all set up.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Better Days!!

Mommy got a NEW lap top for one!! YAY! It is a HP TouchSmart PC with a built in web cam. It has all the bells and whistles. Out with "Old Bessy", and in with new junior. It will be much easier to lug this one around the globe-and it has all of it's keys!! Another huge bonus. Some of you might remember THIS POST. In which case, no further words need to be spoken or written..LOL.
This week Nick got over his fear/anxiety over getting in the pool! He had a great time and for once he only had a tantrum when we had to LEAVE. We only recieved one ignorant comment. When one lady found out he was autistic, she commented that he looked like everyone else did. Not sure what she expected him to look like; but maybe we changed her views just slightly. Maybe she will now think twice about commenting to the parents whose child is having a meltdown in a store, or tends to just barge in after someone opens the door after we knock. Yes, he looks just like any other kid on the outside-that is why you can never judge based on appearence. Anyway, Michael made some friends here and so did I. We will be sad to leave them tomorrow, but it will be nice to get home again. I will upload some new pics when we get home and get settled in again. Lord knows that is going to be disrupting enough.