Monday, May 30, 2016

Fun Times

It has been a while because life is BUSY. End of school year is busy. Mckenna's birthday. Memorial Day weekend with Allie here. The sun beginning to shine and summer fun underway.

Ayden Jane had a wonderful weekend. Saturday she had a birthday party to attend and then was thrilled to play with Kayla and Allie for the afternoon. 

Sunday we had church and then she went to see Jungle Book with some friends. She loves being independent and seems to have done a great job. She went with her friends grandparents who were in town and were willing to take on the challenge of Ayden Jane.

To top off a great weekend, she was invited to go to the water park today! One of her favorite places. I mean, combine water and speed and she is one happy kid. The family that invited her along was going to eat in the snack bar so I packed Ayden Jane's lunch box. My favorite words of the day from her friends Dad was, "oh, they will let us bring her food in. She has dietary restrictions so they will just have to deal with it."  It was music to my ears.

I did prep Ayden Jane both days. She knew she was allowed to have popcorn at the movie but there would be no candy.... Her friends would have candy and popcorn but Ayden Jane needed to be fine with just popcorn. She totally was, but having that conversation in front of the adults in charge of her makes it easy on everyone. I also sent a Hint water to drink.

For water park day I packed a lunch that had several easy to eat things. Cheese stick, blueberry keto bite, coconut bar along with some cottage cheese and frozen blueberries and her milk with MCT oil. I wanted her to be well fueled. That is our best defense. I also used the same tactic and told Ayden Jane with her friends parents there that if they chose to get dippin' dots or another treat she needed to be okay with that and think about how great it is to be at the water park. She answered, "no problem. I promise."

So they left at about 10:30 and brought her home about 5:30. Ayden Jane said they didn't even have to wait in line so I can't even imagine how many stairs the kid climbed today!

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