Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Matthew walked for the first time yesterday, six days after his fall. I sent him to preschool (with his stroller) today. It's one of the 3 "long" days (9:10-3:30) so it will be interesting to hear how he does.

Yesterday was Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. Thank you to all our service members and their families! We spent a quiet day at home. We cooked on the grill and ate outside...the weather was perfect. We had intended to take Matthew to the pool but decided not to since he is still unstable on his foot and didn't want him to slip on a wet surface.

On Sunday, we took Matthew for a ride on the Metro (= his favorite thing to do). We were just going to ride the train and not get off but we needed to make a "pit stop" so we got off at the Smithsonian http://www.smithsonian.org/ and went to the Natural History museum. I have to laugh b/c some people travel from afar to visit these museums and we go simply to use the rest room! On the way out we saw thousands (not an exaggeration) of motorcycles. They were the Rolling Thunders..."an annual motorcycle rally that is held in DC to call for the govt's recognition and protection of POW's and MIA's. About 400,000 vets roar across the city as a tribute to American war heroes." Funny how when it comes to clowns and parades we always happen to be in the right place at the right time! The motorcycles were very loud and I was afraid Matthew might have another sensory overload attack, but he just sat quietly and watched them go by.

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