Thursday was HOT, 105 in Denver, 101 in Highlands Ranch, an aberration (for sure, considering that a few days later it will be a high of 77.) We don’t usually go to the chutes this early (too cold), but 56 feels good when it’s 101 out. Jack did not agree. He can swim (and does the doggy paddle when you hover him over the water) but even the extra insulation of the life vest didn’t make him want to repeat his performance. The girls got used to the water and flow (actually low for right now, 256 cfs) and I was on Jack duty. We had friends meet us there early, then some more showed up at 12, then more showed up at 1:30 (when we were leaving.) Oh well, we’ll catch them next time. Tubing here and Jack swimming here.
Of course it wore Jack out, the water, the sun, so much fun, but so tiring.
It was so hot outside that Hannah tried to fry an egg in the street (because the blacktop is hotter than the sidewalk.) It sort of worked.
Grace made watermelon sugar cookies for youth group, they were cute.
A nice sunset.
Sometimes Jack’s tongue sticks out when he sleeps.
Friday morning it was time to water sample.
Heron flying off.
Hannah and I took Jack to the pond for a swim. They had a side blocked off, probably weren’t supposed to be there, so next time we’ll head to a different pond.
Grace got picked up for her Dan and Phil show (with Gwen) and the rest of us went to Salsa Brava to eat, even Jack.
Our dinner ended abruptly when James choked on a piece of meat. He could breathe, but this is the 3rd time in 6 months that this has happened. It is not the same thing as his peanut allergy, that causes his throat to close up, this was the inability to swallow. I dropped the girls at home and took him to the ER. They gave him a drug that relaxes the throat, but that didn’t work, so they ended up doing an endoscopy. That removed the piece of food and let them look at the esophagus, which looked normal. He has to go back for a recheck with the GI doc and I’m sure they will be more in depth about why this is happening and if it’s at all connected with the breathing issue with allergies. While he was back getting scoped I ran downtown and picked up the girls, they were so hyped (Gwen was sleeping over) they stayed up till late talking about the show. Grace really had a good time, I’m glad she got to go.