Monday, February 22, 2016

Spring has Sprung?

When Spring hits in the middle of Winter, you spend hours at the park and try to pretend that winter isn't coming back!

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We had a weekend of beautiful weather in Pittsburgh. It was nearly 70 degrees on Saturday, which is very unusual for February! It was such a nice break from the cold weather!

After Dylan's basketball game on Saturday, the kids (+1..because we always have an extra or two or three) piled into the SUV, and we headed to the park.  Everybody was there and everybody had Spring Fever!

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Liam was on his feet, running and climbing, the entire time.  He got in some great PT work (and exhausted his mom). The only time he slowed down was when I put him in the swing!

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I finally got to meet Dylan and Lexie's classmate, who is also rocking an extra chromosome.  I could immediately tell why they love him so much!  His dad kept commenting on how exceptional Liam's gross motor skills were.  I think that was his polite way of saying that Liam is VERY active!

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It was so nice chatting with another parent who has more experience on this Down syndrome journey. A few other parents ended up joining in on the conversation.  As we watched our kids of all abilities and ages play a game together so nicely, we had a great discussion on how wonderful inclusion is for children.  It really was uplifting to watch and it gave me so much hope for Liam's future!

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We stayed at the park until the sun started lowering in the sky. 

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By that point, the kids were starting to fade. 3 hours of nonstop running will do that to you!

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And when all else fails, just swing until you drop!

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We had such a wonderful weekend.  This beautiful, warm weather was very much needed after a week of snow and cold! I'm not going to lie. I really am bummed about winter returning!

How is the weather where you live?

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10 comments:

  1. Yay for Spring like weather!! I'm sure you guys enjoyed the heck out of it. Oh and that picture of Liam asleep in the swing is just too much!

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    1. Oh, we sure did! I really can't complain about this winter. We've had a few really cold days, but it has been mild!
      I think that picture is one of my new favorites!

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  2. LOL - I saw that last picture of Liam on Flickr before I saw it here and I almost died!!! That is so funny and great job wearing them out mom! I bet they slept great! Ha ha!

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  3. It was a beautiful weekend! I love that last picture!! :)

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    1. Thank you! He makes me laugh!
      I hope you had some of the same weather, too!

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  4. Oh my sweetness! Great job being outside all day! These warm days in the middle of winter are no joke...gotta take it all in while you can!

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    1. Exactly! This week isn't supposed to be too bad, but I know the cold will return at some point. I am definitely ready for Spring!

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  5. I'm on the eastern side of PA and it was warm here too - around 60 or so! And now it's back to the 30s. Mother Nature needs to make up her mind! Great park photos! The one of Liam passed out in the swing is adorable!

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    1. Thank you! Winter is CRAZY this year. I don't want to complain though. I am totally okay with this weather!

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