The Weekend Vacationers

I wonder if anyone even realized that I didn't post on Monday. Too late to have an "aha!" moment now, though, because I've just told you. We were visiting family over the weekend and I didn't even give a thought to having a post up for Monday. We did have a lovely tour of DC while we were there, though. Oh, the pictures that I have to share. While I won't post all of them here (you're welcome) you can catch them at Flickr. I took over 400 before I edited them. I think I may have a problem, but it's one that I can live with.

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It amazes me how Micah connects instantly with others with Down syndrome. There were thousands of people in the DC area between the museums and memorial mall, and the only person he voluntarily said "HIIII" to was another little girl with Downs. I love that.

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Micah went the whole way to DC to play on computers at the museum of natural history, and look at ducks at the memorial mall. He was enthralled with them. Not so much anything else. His favorite computer program was this one:


So now if he's ever stranded in the Sahara, he alone would survive while the rest of us are eaten by lions.

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If you go away for the weekend, and the youth group finds out, your house will be TP'd. Yippee Skippee.

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After walking (and walking and walking and walking) Luke said "I think my legs are this close to being tired," and he held his arms apart about eighteen inches. I said "I think mine are this close to being tired" and I held two fingers about a half inch apart.

"It's no wonder," he said. "Yours are so old."

Kids are just so wonderful for boosting the ego, aren't they? While you're laughing hysterically over that, you can take a peek at my pics.








13 comments:

HalfAsstic.com said...

Great pictures, Karen! That Luke is a little dickens, isn't he?
Tell him since he's so much younger and more agile, he gets to clean up all the toiled paper in the yard! heh heh heh! I bet he'll change his mind!

Flea said...

Bwahaha! You have old legs. Complete with varicose veins, I take it? Lordy, but I miss DC. Looks like a great time.

My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce. Yep you know we are laughing out loud - oh sorry I forgot the lingo LOL - my kids would be horrified. Consider yourself lucky with just the TP - and not hot pink paintballs on the white garage door like we got:) That program does look pretty cool. Sarah would like that too.

Viv said...

DC is one of my favorite places. Did you guys get out to the zoo while you were there?

The Sports Mama said...

I would just remind my boys that old legs can still be lifted high enough to kick a shin with enough force to cause a limp. ;)

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

What fun! I love the picture of Micah by the Vietnam memorial.

And I used to read the comments that other people's children made and think there was no way they said that. Cooper, however, is becoming one of those kids that has a comment for everything!

the planet of janet said...

well, *i* noticed you didn't post!

because i didn't have a zillion of your posts to read at one time... at last i feel i have caught up.

and the sports mama is right: old legs can still kick!

Michelle said...

Gotta love the uncensored mouths of children :)

That last photo is stunning. I love it with all the kids in the Mall and everything. Nicely done. And yay to a good vacation.

Poltzie said...

The pics look great! And that is super neat how Micah connects with other children who have downs. I wonder how he knows?

justmylife said...

Your kids are great. And old legs can still go as far as young legs, maybe further in the case of a momma. heh! You know we have to tend to them even when they are done. Sounds like you had a great time.

utmomof 5 said...

I soooo want to take my kids to DC!! Great photos. Oh and I totally noticed you didn't post on Monday, I just didn't want to call you out :)

Trannyhead said...

You. Didn't. Call. Me.

*bitter*

imbeingheldhostage said...

Actually, my old legged friend, I was going to cancel my subscription to this blog since you blew off posting monday, but since there was a legit reason, I'll let it pass...

I love DC, looks like you had a great time :-)