Senegal! Senegal! Senegal!
Wow, that was fun to watch.
I've been doused once, drizzled on a few times, and thankful for it. The dousing was in Boulder, which is nestled right in the foothills, so it's likely that other foothill areas and even the mountains (and it looks to be so from the weather reports) got some rain. There's some news that the enormous Hayman fire is gradually becoming more and more contained. Some of it was weather help, the rain and the wind blowing some of the fire back on itself. Some of it was simply a number of other burned areas that were bordering the Hayman burn that simply denied the fire any more fuel.
I really like the local reporting which keeps in mind that if the fire is going to be controlled it's not a matter of a day or two, it'll be over time, and that the fire fighters are doing a damned good job simply gaining on the thing.
... and has alternated between cheerful and completely frustrated. We can see his gums, back there, are pretty swollen, and he even pointed to the Tylenol bottle and asked for some. He's getting far more capable than I imagine, sometimes.
He did a small miracle Friday night, and walked the length of Flatiron mall holding onto a cup of Cold Stone ice cream with one tiny, chubby hand. He somehow got an astonishing grip on the styrofoam and eventhough he swung the cup around a lot, he lost remarkably little ice cream until the very end. He even dropped it once, and the ice cream's consistancy kept it in the cup even when the cup was upsidedown! So he went merrily along his way. He even used a spoon to eat it out of the cup.
I know, I know... the things that amaze a mother... *grin*
We also visited Eldorado Canyon yesterday and had a tremendous little hike down one wall of the valley and watched dozens of technical climbers scaling the various walls, spires, and towers of rock. It's gorgeous in there. Anyone that visits, remind us to take you there, as the hike's pretty easy and the view is spectacular. And with a tower called the Bastille that had six people attempting completely different climbs all on one face, it's quite interesting entertainment as well.
John's having a good Father's Day. Yay! It's been a quiet one and we're going to Ankor, a SouthEast Asian restaurant for Father's Day dinner, mostly because Sakura, our favorite Japanese place, is closed on Sundays.