Sunday, September 25, 2011
A day trip home!
Since we are nearing the end of our time here at Rady's they gave us 8 hours of freedom and allowed us to take Levi off premises.
We started our day out with a breakfast at Swami's Cafe and then a walk along the coast, one our family's favorite weekend outings. Levi was constantly wanting to keep up with his big bro, which was refreshing to see. I felt like my 2 year old Levi is back! During our walk he even wanted to get out of the stroller and walk, which didn't last for very long, but was great to see his enthusiasm to try.
I guess overall that was the best part of the day, he wanted to do all the things he used to be able to do and I could see him pushing himself harder and harder, unlike any sort situation therapy is able to reproduce. His desire to walk was most apparent, he even stood all by himself a couple of times, with us spotting him.
So here we are, waiting to start another week of therapy. Sunday nights seem to be the roughest on both Dan and I. We very much look forward to the idea that this is the second to last Sunday evening our family has to be apart. Before today, two more weeks was starting to feel soon, but now that we got a taste of home life, it is feeling a bit longer. I am thankful that Levi didn't seem to mind coming back to the hospital and jumped right back into his routine here.
I am so excited to be home for fall and to start cooking and baking again. A few nights ago a friend brought a beautiful homemade meal (including fresh baked wheat bread) and it made me realize how much I miss eating food made with love, with nutrition.
Kade has taken to photography, hence the creative style of photos, but I think he's pretty good.
(And yes, in the top photo, Kade is wearing soccer socks, cowboy boots and he combed his own hair, that boy has got style, what can I say?)