Sunday, May 31, 2009

Busy Week!

We have had a VERY busy, very fun week!

Sunday, May 24th we went to the beach, which is something we don't do very often because sand and a motorized wheelchair don't mix very well.  My sister was visiting from Massachusetts as well as my brother's son and his family from Colorado.  So my nephews were having a get together at the beach and we hadn't seen some of them in a very long time, so it was a golden opportunity to get together.

First photo Amanda, Gonzalo and Joseph on the Santa Monica Pier.

We met this family that had the cutest little chihuahua complete with sombrero so I had to take a picture of them!

It started getting cold so Amanda, Joseph and Gonzalo are covered up and watching the beach fun.

We stayed until dark and as we were leaving Amanda and I tried to get a photo of us with the lit up  ferris wheel in the background.


Monday, May 25th we went to my brothers house for a family gathering.   My nieces and nephews prepared a song entitled, "It's Good to be a Geek" for my nephew who was celebrating his 25th birthday.  It was a great time for my brother, sister and me to be together!

Wednesday, May 27th we went to Disneyland with my nephew and his family from Colorado. Here they are around my mother's brick that is between Disneyland and DCA.  Amanda was very mindful of her CI and brought a baggie to put it on when we went on Splash Mountain.

Thursday, May 28th, we went to Disney's California Adventure with same nieces and nephews. Here we are WET after having ridden Grizzly River Run.  And here are the brave souls getting ready to take off on the Maliboomer.  I prefer to stay on the ground and take pictures.

Friday, May 29th we went to Anaheim Convention Center for the annual Abilities Expo.     Joseph mentioned to the Permobil people that his right front tire was making a strange clicking noise.  They replaced BOTH front tires AT NO CHARGE!  We had never seen a wheelchair jack before.  It was fascinating!

And tomorrow, Monday, June 1st Amanda is going to Universal Studios with her 8th grade class for the end of the year trip.  She wrote a new blog entry about it yesterday.

I posted a lot more pictures on facebook.  Go to to sign up.  You can find me by my email:  My ID is jenniferbrunoconde.  

We had a great week!  But we're TIRED!


Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Seriously, if you are not on facebook you are so missing out! I've have hooked up again with friends from 5th grade! And it's a great way to keep up with family and share photos. :-)

Charlotte said...

Hi Jennifer, thank you for your comment on my blog. Gosh you certianly had busy week! Bless Joseph for having his wheels done. I did look at your photos on facebook way before you blogged!
You have wonderful family.
It was so interesting to see your mother's tile at Disney world. (mind you I never been there!!!! and i would love to go one day)

Kind regards

Charlotte xxxx HUGS xxxx

Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Hey there, Charlotte,

I know YOU are a big fb fan! Some people haven't tried it yet.

My mom's brick is at Disneyland, not Disney World. Disney World is in Florida and opened in 1971, whereas Disneyland, in California opened in 1955. I've never even been to Disney World. My son, Trevor has been to both parks countless times.

Amanda really wants to go to Florida and to Disney World. Perhaps some day. :-)

Charlotte said...

As you can tell i know nothing about disney land/world LOL...
Trevor is damn lucky. Ever seen Disney wonder?? The massive cruise ship, with donald duck hanging at stern? That ship was berthed a stone thrown from my home it was around 2000! I took a boat out and sailed past it, the black hull were like mirrors!!
It was beautiful ship.

Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Now THAT's funny, Char! Trevor has taken a cruise AND worked on the Wonder! Right now he is actually working on Disney's other ship, the Magic! He is an entertainment host and does all kinds of things aboard!

Jennifer xx

jessiecijourney said...

Hello! I'm profound deaf with usher syndrome since I was born. I am happy for Amanda to hear with her cochlear implant. I am going to get a cochlear implant surgery next week. I am so excited.

Charlotte said...

Did Amanda have good time at Universal studios?? xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing ;)

Wanted to give messages on A's blog, but a big problem, I could not be a member on this blog, don't know the reason.

I would like to write here for her ;)

WOW!! Sounds good that you wrote new blog ;) I believe you will have good holiday.

Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Jessie, I left a comment on your blog. Whew! Your CI was cancelled after you were already there at the hospital because they didn't have the CI???? YIKES!! I hope by now you've been implanted and are well on the way to recovery.

I also left you the link for Shari's fantastic blog:

Charlotte, Amanda had a fabulous time at Universal. So much so that she wants to go for her birthday in July. The person she wants to take with isn't available we're going the 21st of June.

Anonymous, is that you Hong Kong Betty? Or another anonymous? Dunno why you couldn't leave a comment on Amanda's blog. Hmmm. Yes, she did post a new blog entry. Writing is NOT her favorite thing. Glad you had a chance to read it.