Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pyro Fix

We used to make a fire in our fire pit on a somewhat regular basis before Abby was born.  Caleb loved roasting marshmallows, and there's something calming about sitting around a fire and just chilling out.  

Then...Abby came along...and along with Abby came a trach, oxygen tanks, and a whole lot of respiratory issues that would be exacerbated by smoke.  So...no fire pit for a few years.

A few weeks ago, I realized that we could probably make it happen!  She hasn't used oxygen for a year and a half, she's been trach-free for a year, and her respiratory status has been awesome!  It took a few weeks to find a good time to do it, but I took a few hours out of my presentation preparations and got everything set up.

Oh. My. Goodness.  They LOVED it!!!


Abby thoroughly enjoyed roasting marshmallows, but I had to hold her back because she kept wanting to get "just a lil bit closer" to the fire with her stick.  Uh-uh!  No ER visits here, girlfriend!!

Caleb was so proud of his fire-building skills!




I think Caleb may have liked the s'mores the best...




Even Abby took a little taste of a s'more!  She liked the marshmallow.


It was every bit as relaxing and laid-back as I'd hoped it would be.  And Abby loved it as much as (if not more than) I thought she would.


We will definitely be doing this again.  Soon.  







2 comments:

Natalie Vick said...

Sounds wonderful!

Raelyn said...

Julie....
Hey, wait a minute!! I am trying to watch my sugar-intake over here!! Now, I want some s'mores!! ;)
--Raelyn