|Enjoying the view at the Teddy Bear's Picnic|
Thank you all for your supportive comments on my last post. Losing my Dad changed me profoundly. It was losing him that made me wake up & stop taking life for granted…I stopped just existing & began creating a life worth living. I am deeply saddened it took losing him to make the positive changes my life needed & it hurts that he’s not here to see how far I’ve come. I know he would be so very proud of me…more than that, I know he would have absolutely adored Elena. She would have completely charmed him & he would have been wrapped so tightly around her little finger!
Speaking of Little Fingers…what a saga her hurt finger became! You remember what it looked like when she went to the Dr:
Well it got worse before it got better…This was last Wednesday:
She was finally feeling better by Friday & started eating regular foods again…but she split her sore finger open on a toy…which revealed how completely inept I am at bandaging:
Slowly but surely it is getting better:
None of this stopped us from having an absolutely awesome weekend!
Saturday we went to a Teddy Bear’s Picnic…most of the activities were above her age but she loved the freedom of being allowed to run around & explore…She had her very 1st Pony Ride…oh was she proud of herself!! She also experienced her 1st Petting Zoo…being up close & personal with the sheep & goats was a bit overwhelming at 1st but after her initial fear, she mustered her courage & ran at them screaming, herding them all into a corner then danced around the now empty corral with an attitude of, “I win!! How you like me now, bitches!” It was hilarious! She also had her 1st experience in a Bouncing Castle & oh the pure joy on her face! Priceless!
Sunday we headed States Side for a shopping trip…she was a trooper & had another 1st of riding on those coin operated mall rides…followed closely by a total meltdown once we ran out of coins, sigh.
After a long meandering drive (to allow for Elena to nap) we checked into our hotel & after a quick snack, headed straight to the pool for the rest of the afternoon. She was in her glory & I enjoyed seeing how far she’s come with her water talents as I hadn’t been to a pool with her since I went back to work.
Monday we packed up & headed to IHOP for an awesome breakfast (we don’t have IHOP in Canada!!)…before heading home we went to Target & scored a TON of great summer clothes for Elena plus I stocked up on all my favourite things we can’t buy here (like Vanilla Coke & Oreo Pop Tarts!!)
We got home in time for lunch & then headed back to the Dr for follow up on her finger…he was glad to see improvement. Elena was obviously worn out since she went to bed without any complaint & was sound asleep before 8pm!!