Friday, March 20, 2009

Light Show

Edited to note that all references to "yesterday" actually mean Wednesday. It was after midnight when I wrote this post, so I was living in Thursday when it was actually Friday :-)

Mary gave me a hard time today because yesterday was her 16th birthday and I didn't post anything about it. My only kid who reads my blog and I don't write a birthday post for her. Sorry Mary! (I assumed posting the birthday party pictures would suffice - apparently not).

Hey everybody, yesterday was Mary's 16th Birthday!

Mary is a nervous wreck because she has to go out on the highway with a driving instructor for three hours tomorrow. She has two 3-hour on-the-road sessions and then she can get her driver's license. The instructors are former cops, so I'm sure they are a bit intimidating. I'll be so happy when she can drive because I won't have to rely on others to get her where she needs to be anymore. It's such a sense of freedom for both Mary and me.

Jack is still having issues with his hip or leg. So, we'll be keeping the Monday appointment with the ortho. He is fine as long as we aren't transferring him in and out of his chair. It's too bad because Mark's brother who lives in Alaska is coming into town for the weekend and now we won't be able to get out of the house, all of us together. Such is "the life".

I thought I'd share a short clip of the light show Jack and I watched from his bed tonight while listening to Pachelbel (with ocean sounds). Jack has sound activated lights mounted on his wall (amongst the tree branches). It's a very relaxing way to fall asleep. If you listen carefully, you can hear Jack expressing his delight with the light show.

Happy Friday Friends!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Mary! I loved hearing Jack's enthusiasm for the light show. He is such a sweet little boy. I hope he has a good weekend and a good appointment on Monday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mary.

I love Jack and I miss you Ann.


Rachel Marini said...

Wow, that was really neat! What a relaxing way to fall asleep... had me getting heavy eyed. Where did you get that from? Hope everything else is going well- sending love!


Marissa said...

Oh wow, I got goosebumps when I heard Jack!! Awesome!!

Happy Birthday Mary! 16 is big, go out and celebrate, especially when you make it past the driving test!!

Have a great weekend!


Michelle Riggs said...

Thank you so much for encouraging us last night. We are tired, so tired that negative comments are harder to handle.

Thank you so much for praying for Abby. I will pray for you beautiful family too.

worthy said...

Happy birthdaY Mary and good luck with the driving!

It was lovely to hear Jack's sweet voice.

Anonymous said...

very, very nice. Loved hearing Jack.

Happy Birthday Mary!

xo christina