Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Outta Dodge

At last, we are on vacation.

I think "on vacation" are the two most relaxing words in the entire English language.

We arrived early to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, eager for our much needed respite to begin. Unfortunately, the cleaning crew had not finished preparing our rental home. So, in true Peter's problem-solving fashion, we found a nearby scenic rest area to visit on the banks of the Saco River.


We climbed onto a few rocks and splashed our toes in the cold, clear mountain water.


Did I mention the water was cold? Brrrrrrrrrrrr.........

Weston pulled out his fishing pole and cast a few lines, but the water was moving too swiftly.

We frolicked in the water for awhile and then searched the neighborhood to find the nearest ice cream stand. Is there anything more important to find while you're on vacation? We quickly found a perfect spot where my two teen transportation enthusiasts were thrilled to find this...

 
This big wheeler was more alluring to my children than the ice cream.

 
Even Nick's symptoms of PWS took a back seat to this formidable four by four.


I think if this vehicle were real, I probably wouldn't see my children for the rest of our vacation. Hmm perhaps that's not such a bad idea...huh?