Monday, June 29, 2009


Ah Saturday morning, up at 5 AM and have the house to my self. Make some coffee and fore up the laptop. Still have lots of work to catch up on for PSU. Alex seemed to have a good night after he finally went to bed. 10 PM and the lights were out but come11:24 I find him on the floor talking to me. I ask if he needs to go potty and I get an affirmative nod of the head. First we had to find it as Mom had closed the door to her room (locking Sophie inside) but once found he sat down. But failed to go. So back into bed and somewhere around 1:00 AM I believe he drifted off to sleep.

Around 7:30 Alex is up and saying beach. First we tell him comes breakfast, then medicine and then we go to the beach. He sat out on the deck listening to the ocean while Mom and I made breakfast. He ate well, eggs, bacon, raisin toast and some OJ. As usually Mom or I had to hand him each piece or forkful before he would eat. But he did finish.

Everyone got greased up. Sophie finally went pee so we were good to go. Pull the car up on the beach, Alex has the door open, across the sand into the water he goods. Quickly he and I are at the third sand bar laughing at how the waves are knocking us over. Usually we can last 15 to 20 minutes then it is break time back onshore. He digs a little, filling up the green bucket a time or two, and then he is ready for more waves. By half past noon he nods yes when I ask about going back to the house for lunch.

Back from the beach on a Saturday afternoon. Alex had great fun in the waves and took great interest in leading Sophie around on her lease. Mom and I have had lunch, Sophie too, but Alex look wiped out. I asked if he would like to nap and I got a faint nod of the head for yes. So he has been asleep now for about an hour and a half. We planned on a return to the beach around four but will wait on Alex.

Yeah for Alex, a solid two hours of sleep and no seizures. He stumbles from the bedroom to the front porch and points towards the beach. Guess we are going to get all greased up again and head back to the beach. This time Sophie is much more attuned to going in the water. She is leaping of the waves and wanting to play with all the children. Alex and I spend lots of time at the third breaker getting pounded by the waves. We count them off as then come it. Twice it was wave number nine that is so strong it knocks Alex off his feet. Hey here comes Mom and Sophie. Sophie is actually swimming in the ocean.

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