Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

CMOST & Coney Island

Nathan has officially finished school for the summer!  However, like most children's with Special Needs he does attend a summer program, but does not go 5 days a week like the rest of his friends.  I have always been a stern believer in Nathan enjoying his summer like every other child and I understand kids go to summer camp, but it's not usually the entire summer, so Nathan only goes a few days.  I consider this balance ~ he gets the therapy he needs and we still have the majority of the week to play!

Once school ended we began our fun days!  First in Utica at our favorite Lebanese restaurant.  Yes, my son loves hummus and pita bread! 
 The next day, it was so hot we went to CMOST and the movies.  The Children's museum is very close to our house and we had a super fun time petting the animals, laughing our tails off in the mirrors to the point of crying, and filming weather forecasts!

This is a Honduras Milk snake

 A few days later, we ventured to Brooklyn New York, to the famous Coney Island!!  What a totally awesome place!!  It is certainly on our return summer list.  As you'll see below, they have so much to do in one place.  They have the beach with lots of bathrooms and a sprinkler for the kids. An aquarium, an amusement park, a regular park for the kids and the famous Nathan's hot dogs and ice cream shop.  We did it all.  I can't wait to go back!  Next time, we're staying overnight.  It was a little farther than I expected.  I was very thankful that Nathan's sitter Nicole enjoyed the day with us. 

every time the bike did a wheelie ~ Nathan said "YEAH"
They have tons of rides for big and little kids!  What I really like about it, is that there isn't an admission fee; you only pay for the rides you want to go on.

 We're not all that different!  hahahahahahaha

I told Danny I was going to do this.....

We have taken lots of other journey's, but didn't want to inundate you with pictures. We've gone hiking and exploring at the Natural Stone bridge in the Adirondacks, went sailing on Lake George and visited a really cool place called Railroads on Parade.  I'll post those pictures in the next few days. I promise! :-) We also have enjoyed lots of fun families days ~ pictures to come.