Friday, May 11, 2012


Scott and I just got back from a whole 24 hours away from Nate!  And we all survived!  And, based on his reaction when we got home, he didn't miss us at all! 

People always call kids like Nate "special needs" but I think that's a gross understatement.  A kid with a food allergy has a "special" need.  Nate's needs are indeed "special" but they are also "more".  Unfortunately you just can't call him a "more needs" kid.  It just doesn't sound as good.

Anyway, I point this out because it is hard work to take care of Nate day to day.  And for someone who has never done it for more than a few hours before, it's scary!  So we really owe my mom for taking such good care of him while we were away.  Even with all her experience, our training sessions, and six pages of notes on how to do everything, we still had to talk a few times to go over things and make sure everything went okay.  And it did.  Hooray!

From our hotel balcony.  We were right on the water and it was fab.

So nautical right now.

Sorry Nate, but I didn't miss you that much either. 


  1. I'm so glad that you guys got to get away! Hooray for you!!! I hope you guys had a fabulous time. (And hooray for mom an dad for being so awesome.)

  2. Annie! I'm thrilled for you and Scott!! That is fabulous that you got to do that!! XOXO

  3. Well, Nate didn't miss you, but I did! It scared the beejeebers out of me to have all that responsibility.

    I love that little guy and will do it again any time. You need it; and I need a little drama in my life from time to time.

  4. How important for you two! I'm glad it was a wonderful experience. I feel for you and your journey. You are made of tough stuff!