Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Week Away

The subject is really two-fold. The first is, omg school starts next week?! And Teagan starts school the week after! Is it possible?! It seems so fast.

The other is what I'll expand on. We spent the last week away! First to Columbus for the annual Ohio School-based OT/PT Conference. Teagan stayed with my parents, THANK YOU THANK YOU and Matt came with to keep Cael nearby. An adventure to be sure, the three of us in a single room. It worked out alright, I think. Matt didn't sleep as much as he normally does what with "the little snuffle-snort", as we call him, waking in the middle of the night. The first day of the conference was intruiging. Barbara Connolly, PT spoke about dyspraxia. It was a condensed 16 hour course in a 6-hour session. The next day was "Addressing Sensory and Motor Needs through an Educational Team Approach" which was not-so exciting. Dinner at an Irish Pub with Jeff & Angela and a trip to Jeni's Splendid (and they mean Splendid!) Ice Cream. Yum!

THANK YOU THANK YOU to Andrea who brought Teagan from Cleveland to Columbus so we could complete the trip to Indianapolis. The convention was alright. It went by fast. Definitely some things we will do differently next time, including staying downtown again. Staying off-site didn't save money, I don't think with the drive and paying for parking for two cars and the convenience-factor shouldn't be overlooked. Next year I will take time to play some games too and be firmer about making plans with people. Anyway, got to see some out-of-state friends, of whom I didn't take pictures, sadly. I spent a ton of time with the kids, which was stressful at times, but overall lovely.

And here are some photos of our time together...

Silly Nekkid Time :)

Teagan adoring Cael. She still loves to pet him. :)

After bath-time...
.....more giggles!

A self-portrait. 2 of my 3 loves.

Matt's birthday dinner at Mikado.
Matching Hypnotoad shirts (Thanks Mom!)
and Matt with his little girl

Sunday before we headed back to Ohio, we stopped at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. It was awesome! Wish we'd had more time to spend there. Definitely a highlight and we will make it an annual stop whilst at GenCon. One of the special exhibits was about comic book superheroes. Here's Teagan running around in a Flash costume! :)

And that's all she wrote... for now ;)


Anonymous said...

I cannot believe you posted that picture of me. My face looks like it's not screwed on straight. :P

Teagansmama said...

Yeah, well. It was a compromise to find a picture that was mutually acceptable of you AND Cael and still showed the shirts. Cael won out a little. ;)Sorry, Love!

Morgan said...

Teagan as The Flash is about the best thing ever. Was that her super hero of choice or chosen for her?