Thursday, July 29, 2010

The last of the vacation pictures

I know you are thrilled to hear this news.  I want to disclaimer the pictures by saying that they were taking with our "pocket camera" so they are not the best.

The last thing we did while on vacation was go to Idlewild.  This is a sister park of Kennywood - definitely for younger kids, but fun none the same.

We spent the day with Aunt Betty - she joined us and we had a great time.

We spent the morning in StoryBook forest, looking around at all the Nursery Rhyme themed areas.

Finley and Cainan had never been there, so they had a great time exploring.

We stayed there until the regular park opened up. 

We rode a few rides in the park, and had lunch.

Then we hit the waterpark for a few hours to cool off.  We picked about the hottest day of the year to go to this park, so we were glad for the water.

 Then we went back to enjoy more rides until we were tired and sweaty and ready to go home.

It was a great way to end the week.  Like I said - we went back to the pool on Saturday - but I already posted all my pool pictures.  Your welcome.

In other news, Mat and I will be attending the LCA conference this weekend in Philly.  We are anxious to go and meet other families that have been affected by LCA.  We hope to gather a lot of information and talk to knowledgeable people about this disease and get a chance to see what Finley's future might look like.

 Also - my Ipod was stolen.  I did think I lost it, but apparently our area has an Ipod thief and has hit a number of unlocked cars in the different neighborhoods.  I am really bummed.  I am guilty of not locking my car in our driveway, but seriously - we live in the WOODS.  And you can't see our house from any major road.  We reported it to the police, but I am sure it is gone for good.

We have had a really fun week with my niece "M".  I will be sad to see her go.  She is a great little girl.  Next week, after we return from the conference, I will share pictures of our fun week with her, and also of the conference.  I know you will be holding your breath until that time!!

Finley got her cane today.  It is C-day.  I have mixed feelings about it, and will post more about it at another time.  She got two - one that doesn't fold and one that does.  So that when we travel, we can take the folded one.  She has named them princess and Rainbow, and decorated them all with stickers.  They look really cute.  She spent two hours today with the orientation and movement specialist that went over how to use it with she and I and had her practice.

 But next week I will fill you in more.

Take care - I don't think I will be able to post Saturday since we will be at the conference, but you never know.  Our evening is free.  So if we are just sitting around relaxing - you may hear from me.  If not - I will see all of you next week!!  I have posted just about every day this past week, so if you missed some post - go back and catch up!!


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