Here are some pictures of the view from our condo:
|View from our deck.|
|View from Loft Bedroom|
Steven was extremely fussy during the week and didn't sleep well, even though we tried to keep the changes to his sleep scheduled to a bare minimum, which can be explained by a couple of things. One, he missed his brother and sister. Or, two, he doesn't do well with changes to his routine! I have tried very hard this summer to keep Steven's nap schedule and bedtime schedule pretty much the same, but due to the older kids camp schedules, it wasn't always possible. I was hoping this week that we'd be able to keep his nap schedule the same, but it didn't work out that way due to Steven himself not wanting to sleep. He had a hard time sleeping in the crib that was provided by the resort. Many nights he was still up and refusing to go to sleep at 10 p.m. and he's normally in bed and asleep by 7:30 at home! Since we were also at a higher elevation, I'm thinking that his ears may have been bothering him, especially since he was very fussy in the car whenever we were driving through the mountains. Poor little guy! He's not really been acting sick or even pulling on his ears, but I'll be anxious to see what the doctor says about his ears when we go for his Kan Be Healthy on the 2nd.
Monday we drove to Harrison, Arkansas and met with a dear friend and her husband and son for lunch. I met Kathy through the online support group that Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation has for families who children have received a bipolar diagnosis. Because that was Caleb's initial diagnosis, I joined and received so much support, especially from Kathy. Kathy and I had been communicating through e-mails for a couple of years, so it was very nice to spend some time meeting in person! I just wish it could have been longer than just lunch.
After we left lunch, we went to Wal-Mart there in Harrison and was able to find a charger for Tony's camera, since we forgot to bring his with us. I also forgot to buy diapers when we went to the Wal-Mart in Berryville! I always stress about forgetting things when we go on vacation and Tony always tells me that we're not going to spend a week in Turkey! For some reason the Wal-Mart in Berryville didn't have the charger, but luckily we were able to find one in Harrison. During the drive to and from Harrison, I kept thinking that the view reminded me of our numerous drives from Raleigh to Parkersburg, West Virginia when we would go through the Blue Ridge Parkway in Northern North Carolina and through Virginia. It was so different than flat old Kansas!!! Tony loved the winding, tree lined roads!
That's it for now. Stay tuned for more soon ...