It was nice to get away and more than that, I was very impressed by how much Woodjie especially has grown. I am no longer afraid of Woodjie running away or anything like that, which used to happen on a regular basis. He still needs quite a bit of direction and we had a personal care attendant at the tournament with us, but he's just made me so very proud, being able to be away from home all day and dealing with all sorts of unexpected things happening. And eating new foods, even! Very proud.
And that's not to say I'm not proud of Rose but somehow? She was born knowing how to do things like 'stay with Mom' or not run away. We didn't even have to go through crazy methods like PECS systems to teach her how to speak. She just sort of did this thing where she listened to other people speak? And then she spoke without special classes and reward systems.
Every child is so different, isn't that right?
Anyway, we had a great time! And it wasn't nearly so cold as it is this week. I think we had a high of 36 degrees or something - and that's way warmer than it was even a couple of days ago. Yep, the guys outside working on my siding all day must be really cold.