At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Monday, July 22, 2013

Road Trip,...

Mini road trip with Daddy this weekend.


Four hour journey, but Isaac likes looking out the window,...he points out trees and birds and emphatically signs: "YES!!!!" to every McDonald's, Chick-fil-la and playground he sees. 


When not taking in the scenery Isaac played with his animals,...a whole barnful,...including a giraffe, lions, tigers and bears,...


Saturday afternoon when visiting a mall, it was par for the course, Isaac decidedly skipped an ice cream treat (sensory issues) and gobbled every single grain of rice!


Fueled with grain and chicken nuggets, Isaac was ready to tackle the mall's play place. He excitedly signs for Daddy to join him in the uber-cool arena. 


Although Isaac was the only child using sign language in the play place,...you don't need much language for a game of tag,...a friendly smile is easy to translate. 


However, Sunday morning a dose of reality hit along with a stomach bug just as we were checking out of our hotel! 

But what a little trooper,...even at his sickest Isaac never even cried,...although Mama did a little with a four hour journey home ahead of us with a sick baby. 

Nonverbal baby at that! 

Isaac's inability to fully communication really struck a chord. It hurt, he couldn't tell us, his stomach felt so bad.  With what resources we had, we made our little guy as comfortable as we could, prayed and requested prayer via the miracle of modern technology and headed the car homeward.

Thankfully Isaac wasn't sick again, and slept most of the way and woke feeling - obviously - better. 


Just a little subdued, Isaac looked at books the rest of the way home.


By the time we arrived home Isaac seemed fully recovered, he was ready to explore the front seat and once inside the house - he was back to his super-sonic speed zooming around the living room. 

So our mini road trip was one of 'those' road trips,...a get-away where you are only too glad to get home, but that's OK,...it's just life.

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!

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