Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Ah, the spray park. It may look glamorous and fun, but this particular one is surrounded with mud that could probably swallow a small child whole. Within minutes of arriving, Aidan was stomping around the perimeter and lost one of his fancy new Nike beach shoes that his Granny sent him. It was a tragedy. I thought I knew about where he'd lost it, because he stopped his progression through the puddles and stared at the ground for a minute. That was when I noticed that he only had one shoe on. I and several other mothers and children searched through the gooey mess, to no avail. In one spot, I sunk into the mud almost up to my knee! I did manage to find someone else's missing shoe, so if you know anybody who lost a black Croc with a broken strap at the A.C. Steere spray park, it's there now. You can see it hanging out in the background behind Aidan.
I don't think Aidan had as much fun as he would have if he'd still had his shoes. The ground and the rest of the playground (that was without water) was very hot, and Aidan was pretty much confined to the spray park...where he was afraid to actually play in the water. He was only interested in the puddles. Go figure. That's what got him in trouble to begin with.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
And on a totally different note, I have finally heard from John again. They are trying to make it back to Barksdale by Saturday. I hope they really do! I want my baby back (baby back, baby back...).
Monday, July 21, 2008
I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone that has called to check on us today for your concern and your prayers. John may be hanging out with the kangaroos for a little bit longer than we expected, but at least I know that he is safe. Please continue to pray for the families and friends of those who were on board the jet yesterday, and for everyone involved with the search and recovery in Guam. All in all though, I really wanted to express my gratitude to everyone who has been thinking of us. It's been a very emotional day.