Ethan got his cast off yesterday. Poor guy, he can't unbend his arm. It's still very sore. He only had the cast on for 4 weeks. I have an excuse for him for gym class, he can't take gym for 4 weeks. I'm not really worried about gym as much as I am about recess and the monkey bars. He's a monkey, always climbing. I remember when he was around 18 months he scaled the banister at our old house. One day he was pretty far up there and my friend Carol started freaking out... I was like, "Ah, he does that all the time." Maybe I should put him in some gymnastic program, he could be one of the next Olympian gymnasts in 2020!
Here's Ethan waiting:
And the girl cutting his cast off:
Ouch, it hurts to unbend:
That was Monday, let's back up to Sunday.
Sunday, I picked up my film SLR Minolta camera. My baby... I remember buying her... we refinanced the house and was able to skip a house payment, so we bought her. She's been good to us. But, I've neglected her as of late, choosing my Olympus digi camera over her... I'm such a cheater. Too bad you can't just buy a part to convert cameras to digital.
I had 5 rolls of film in the camera bag, and I wondered what was on them. There was also a roll in the camera. I have no idea what's on there. So, I shot the remainder of the roll, taking pictures of Ethan reading his book. I have no idea if they will come out or not. There's no way of knowing until you get the images back... it's kind of a fun surprise. I put another roll in and we went for a hike to do some letterboxing. I dropped the 6 rolls of film off at Sams, and can pick those up later today. It's kind of exciting. I can't wait to see what is on the film.
I also took the digi camera along while we letterboxed. Instant gratification and all. We had fun. Except for the mosquitoes. I think I was the only one who got bit. I must be tasty! We went to a park that I'd never been too. We only live about 3 miles from it. I said to my husband, "How did we not know this little gem was here." It's a fantastic little park. Walking paths thru the woods, a garden, a huge windmill that generates power for the building, and manual water pumps that the kids got a kick out of playing with. I did get pictures of those, but, with the film camera. Here are some shots I took with the digi camera:
Butterfly on a Butterfly Bush:
Love this sunflower:
The sun peaking thru the forest top:
Me stamping the Chrispea stamp in the letterbox journal:
This is a toad, can you find him? I wanted him closer to the toad stool, but he wouldn't cooperate.
Another baby toad:
I love frogs and toads.
Catch ya later.