Today started out as most other days, with a chaotic breakfast. Afterward, I was attempting to take care of a little personal business on the web, when technology decided to find ways of causing frustration. After fighting with it for a little while I decided I'd had enough and went down stairs to the rest of the family, and Larry (Monica is here too, but we consider her family). Anyway, we decided to go to the beach today, and go visit with Anthony Netto.
Anthony was at an event, over by a specialized gym, set up for people who have been, though various means, restricted to life in a wheelchair. The main focus was to introduce them to his Paramobile, and show them some of the possibilities, and from the expressions on their collective faces I'd have to say it was a very positive effect for many of them (there were about 12 people there, with their families and support). We had the girls there, along with Monica and Larry, and they were having a great time running around and playing with many of the different folks there. I was wearing my Giants shirt and caught a little ribbing from the Padres fans in the group, but it was all in good fun. Once we were done there we headed over to the beach.
The only challenge about being at the beach today was that the tide was in, so unless you wanted to really get into the water, you were not going to down to the beach (sandy area). That was okay because there is also a nice park area at the top where the kids could play and run around, while the "older" folks could lay back on the grassy area. Actually Stacy and I did venture out to the water and wanted to just get our feet wet when a wave came in, while my back was turned, and we got a little wetter than originally planned. Stacy had a great time, and so did I. I also took Jackie out, but she was a little nervous of all that water rushing around. By the end of the afternoon both girls were very tired (so was I) and on our way back home Jason rode in the van backwards. He was facing the girls, in their car seats, and talked with them all the way home. It was an effort to keep them awake, so we could be sure to have them lay down for a nap, once they got home. Actually, Linda gave Stacy a bath before her nap, and I think it helped Stacy sleep better.
Tomorrow we go to church and let the girls experience Sunday School. We think they will have a good time, so we're looking forward to it. It feels good getting involved again, as that has been a big missing piece for the past year, and it does help all of us. Thank you, for your continued prayers and support - Also, I will probably not be posting for the next couple of days as Linda has told me she is taking me away for a little get-away. I'm really not sure where it is, but I do know that Spa has been said a couple of times. I'll be back again, once we get back... ;-)