Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We're Back

It has been a long time.  I hate when I don't update for a while because then I have so many things running together in my head I have no clue what to write.  So hang on cause I have no idea where this is going.

First up, our trip to Richmond.  Noah, AJ and I set off on the trip with excitement for Noah and some awesome soccer ahead and total excitement to hang with the Shenk family.  Noah has played travel soccer for many years, but recently transferred to a team that is a step up.  He was off to his first tournament with his new team and playing at a higher level than he ever had.  He did great!  We even had an email waiting for us this morning from a random college coach who saw him at the tournament.  He had a great time playing the sport that makes him happy.  Nothing is better as a parent than to watch your kid thoroughly enjoy doing what they love to do.  Not to mention doing it excellently at a top level!  Ayden Jane is his biggest fan and hung in there digging in the dirt and collecting rocks during his games.  I was glad to find the dirt and rocks because the only other thing AJ wanted to do while he played was eat and nearly 2 hours of eating is not really an option!

The S family were perfect hosts.  The boys provided entertainment for all, especially Ayden Jane.  I have been hearing about C, D and E ever since.  It was so great to be where no one looked at me weird when I fed AJ crazy things or asked where the sharps container was!  Therapies just came up in conversation as naturally as T-ball or other activities.  It was fun to see all the kids together just being a bunch of kids.  No one worried about any one else's quirks... just enjoying the day.  Sometimes I wish adults could be as accepting as little kids.

Ayden Jane does seem to have some ill effects from travel.  She started to take on fluid and has been wetting through pull ups since our last night there. (and the car seat on the way home)  She is looking a bit puffy again, but so far no behavior issues seem present.  I am not sure what to make of it other than the whole don't mess with my routine thing!  We'll see how it goes.


  1. How is the fluid situation now?

    Miss having you guys here. It was fun!!!

  2. Nights are better. Still not exactly sure what's up but pushing fluids (I know, your favorite activity) has helped.