Got up this morning and had one of Jason's favorite breakfasts... oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar. The girls like it too, so it was an easy sell. The only problem / challenge is that we need to get a pan that is the right size. Actually the pan I used was big enough, but I would have liked to have had a little more cushion, and not have to fill the pan completely. The next size up is about 8 quart, and that is just a bit too big, as far as I am concerned for cooking that much oatmeal. Then again, it could be just me... ;-)

We had a great day with the girls. We got Stacy's trike out and she was happy with it, but then Jackie wanted to ride it too. Fortunately Linda brought a little scooter (kind of a mini razer) and Stacy was totally thrilled to have it to play with. This left the trike available for Jackie. Sounds good so far... as soon as we got out side, Jackie saw her old scooter (4-wheeled) and completely forgot about the trike and was happy to just scoot around on her own scooter. Fortunately neither of the scooters were particularly fast, and the backyard patio is limited in size, so there wasn't too far that they could go. We got some pictures, and I still haven't down loaded the camera, so I will get to it tomorrow, and post a few shots.

Late in the morning we headed over to Anthony Netto's as he invited us to come for a "picnic" and to grill some steaks and sausages. We also had some hot dogs for the girls, and from what I could tell, they must have liked them, 'cause all the hot dogs were eaten. There was another family there as well, though they didn't stay very long. The daughter is a quadriplegic and Anthony was showing them the paramobile. She did really good considering that she had only been on it once before. She went for a stroll around the grounds with her dad and it was good to see the happiness in their faces as they took off. Anthony is doing a great service to help those injured and who have lost the use of their legs, to regain some of their life back. Jason got on to one of the other units and was moving about with it. By the time we had left I asked him if he was feeling okay, and he said he felt much better than if he had been in his power chair for the same amount of time. If any of you know of someone who might gain from a paramobile, please check out Anthony's web site: standupandplay.org.

Linda had actually came back to the house earlier and put the girls down for a nap. I brought them all back to the house and helped to get the girls down, then headed back to pick up Jason. We all took a little bit of time to just relax (or sleep) and enjoy the time to rest. Dinner was pretty simple, as we had some left overs, as well as being able to make up some sandwiches. There is a play kitchen for the girls to entertain with, so while dinner was being prepared Stacy was also "preparing" food. She was having a great time and Jackie was getting comfortable with the house again and playing with her books and dolls. Eventually they had to head up for their baths, and then shortly after they went to bed.

We had a very good day. There was lots of sun (and we had lots of sun block on) and it was nice and warm. It wasn't too hot and we had people to have fun with. We were thinking that perhaps next time we'll be able to take the girls down to the water and let them play there, since it is basically a lagoon and the water is both calm and relatively warm. Thank you, for all the prayers and continued support. Take care and stay positive.

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  1. Sounds like a really great day! Continuing to lift up prayers!
    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
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