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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Treasure Hunt and Water Fun


Have you heard of Geocache? I had never heard of it! In OT yesterday we went on a treasure hunt…of some kind. I thought it was great fun, but Cale wasn’t too thrilled with all of it. We went on a search to three different locations and two were successful! At one point I said, “The GPS says we need to go a little more south.” Cale very quickly replied, “and I say, I don’t care.” Haha! Uh…

The first one we found was just a little tube that had a paper rolled up inside to write name and date. Before Cale wrote his initials, we looked through all the other names. Crazy how many there are! I had no idea about this whole thing!

The second we found actually had a bunch of stuff for Cale to look through. Random things, but still fun to find! It was kept in an ammo box and Cale was able to open it right up! His OT and I were both really impressed!

After we finished OT, we headed straight to Yakima because our military ID’s were about to expire. It’s about 1.5 hours which is a lot nicer than all our drives to Seattle which are 4 hours! All morning Cale had been really grumpy, but our drive there and the time back he seemed to be doing better. At first after getting home he was fine, but it didn’t take long for his tiredness to overcome and then the grumpy bug bit him again. It was a hard night, but we made it through!


Cale slept in this morning and then my nephew came over to sit with him for a bit while Mama and I went to the Farmers Market. After we got back and the food was taken care of, the three of us played Crazy 8’s for over an hour straight! Finally I called for a break.

About 30 minutes before his speech therapist came I could see Cale getting really tired. Oh no! I was going to visit our neighbors during the session and very nervous about how it was going to go. I got back towards the end and she had a great report for me! He did great!!! When she was finishing up his whole body dropped in this slouch. He was done.

Rachel came right after for a quick visit and then while she was still here, his PT showed up! Again, nervous, but interested to see how he was going to do.


We went to his mom’s house and worked in the pool. Carly has been suggesting this for a while, but we just haven’t made it over there. His mom had gotten a solar cover on it since the last time we had gone for a dip, so the water was so much warmer…nice.

Here’s a short clip of some of what he worked on….

Here’s his motivation to get to the other side of the pool with just him and the floatie :)

Basil has been waking me up at 5am every morning. Now, I do realize this may not be early for some-but for me it is. If I let myself go back to sleep then I can’t wake up again! I decided just to embrace the life of having a crazy dog, and enjoy being up super early and getting to accomplish lots, and that’s just what I did! :)

Each day is a precious gift from My Father. How ridiculous to grasp for future gifts when today’s is set before you! Receive today’s gift gratefully, unwrapping it tenderly and delving into its depths. As you savor this gift, you find Me. –Jesus (from Jesus Calling)


  1. Well, if the water wasn't warm, it WAS after that last picture. :) :) I am so pleased Cale gets to do therapies outside the had a name for them, I just forgot. May yu have a special touch of Father's grace this day. I love you, Marion

  2. Heehee! His PT snapped that picture of his last prize, but he had a few more sweet kisses that he worked for before that one! It's a HUGE blessing to be able to do them outside...OUT of hospital walls! Love you Marion!

  3. Looks like you are having some great times -even if it IS therapy ;) So happy for you guys!!! Love the verse!!! Such a timely reminder to just let God be God and not get ahead of him into tomorrow!!! Miss you -Praying for you and Caleb !!! Love you guys!!!((())) Reenie

  4. Yes Reenie! It's been fun! :)Thank you for praying!!!


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