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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Just the two of us

Ryan had to go to LA this weekend for a tradeshow so it was just Ben and I. The Sacramento heat has returned in full force but I decided that we needed to get out.

My cousin Darcy called us to say that she was going to Pops in the Park in downtown Sacramento. There was a band playing along with different foods and beverages being served. So after treatments and some dinner, Ben and I headed downtown. It was really hot but Ben needed to get out and I needed to get out of my we-just-lost-Conner funk.

Once we got there, I parked at her house, loaded up the wagon and hiked to the park. I was glad we made the decision to go. Ben ran straight for the crowd of people…

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and began to dance.

Ben 15 months 085 Ben 15 months 086I let him push his wagon around which he loved.

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But there were tears when I wouldn’t let him push the wagon into a crowd of people.

Ben 15 months 092 Ben 15 months 093 Just call me mean Mommy. However, it wasn’t something that a chip couldn’t fix.

Ben 15 months 097Ben 15 months 098 Then we danced with the bear from the State Fair

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And then there were more tears when I wouldn’t let him follow the bear into the bathroom (poor person in there must have been sweating). Once again, mean Mommy.

The day ended when a tantrum was thrown over an empty Otter Pop wrapper. Event though it would have been nice to stay longer, I am glad for the one-on-one time I have with Ben. I seemed to hold him a little bit tighter this weekend :)

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If you’d like to read about Conner’s final day Click here. It is beautiful and tragic all at the same time.

If you’d like to help us honor and remember Conner, you can wear red on Wednesday.

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