Monday, August 10, 2009


We once again enjoyed a wonderful week away at my parents trailer. The weather was somewhat cooperative considering this summers horrible weather. We spent lots of time at the beach, Elizabeth built castles, moats and just got dirty. Elizabeth still has her sensory needs and the sand is one of the best ways for her to get her 'fix' in. We have perfected the arrival and departure at the beach. Elizabeth is immersed as soon as she gets near the sand which is not the best for her AFO's, a quick grab and stripping of her shoes keep her AFO's relatively sand free. The departure involves rinsing her while holding her above the water (with a quick grab she will get into the mucky sand) and carrying her to the car as she will bury herself again if near the sand. This perfection requires 2 adults, fast reflexes and preparation.
Elizabeth has also developed a love for corn on the cob and now is eating it off the cob.
Of course it could not be a vacation without her best friend Owen coming to visit. Owen and Elizabeth were heard chatting in the bunk beds past their bedtime.


Kellars Mommy said...

Yay for much needed vacations...Corn on the cob is one of my favs too Elizabeth...

Anonymous said...

What type of life jacket did you go with? Do you recommend it?



BusyLizzyMom said...

We just have a cheap life jacket for children up to 35lbs. Elizabeth still has to work at keeping her mouth above water but with it on we leave her on her own to swim, she does often end up in a back float while wearing it. We have just as much success with water wings and a small inner tube around her chest.