Sunday, October 23, 2011

Zoo Trip!

eyespyFriday we had our fall field trip to the Nashville Zoo. I LOVE going to the Nashville Zoo.

This trip to the zoo was special. It was a school field trip where all of the first grade from my school went and we rode the school BUS! Plus, my dad went with me.

It was exciting. It was also very tiring.

When we got to the zoo, we played in the playground first. After a while of playing we had lunch and then got to see the animals.

junglegymzooIn the playground, I climbed all over the rope bridge. This was great because I used to be afraid to go on it. I really had a lot of fun.

I mostly played in the tower that they have there and then this tunnel that looks like a snake. I really enjoyed playing with my friends from school there, but it did make me tired.

After we played we ate. Where we ate at we were able to see some of the things they were setting up for Ghouls at Grassmere (the annual event for Halloween). It looked fun, but I was already starting to get tired.

tigerzooAfter we ate I knew exactly where I wanted to go! I wanted to see my favorite, I wanted to see the Bengal Tigers.

After we saw the tigers, I was really tired. Daddy got me to continue on, but I was slow. Once we got to the meeting point I fell asleep in his lap. It was a very fun day though.

The hardest part about the day is that a friend of mine was also born with the Coarctation of the Aorta and the bicuspid aortic valve. His was not as severe as mine and he does not have the same issues I have. It is really hard to realize that the same defects affect different people differently. Or that, even though it is the same heart defect, it has different implications. My friend did not understand why I got so tired and could not keep up. He does not have the tone problems that I do. It was interesting to see that even though we both have mended hearts, we are not identical. I suppose I should be used to that, after all… my sensory processing disorder is not the same as others.

Have a great day! I’m glad you stopped by.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Enjoying FALLing into Routine… and then…

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Benji in Point Park,
Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, TN
School has been going so well, mom forgot we needed to blog. Winking smile Seriously, there were a few shaky days but all things considered I have done quite well. My first grade teacher has a good idea about me, she even managed to get me to read! Can you believe that?
Mom and Dad did have a parent teacher conference with Ms. H to make sure they were on the same page. Turns out that they were pretty close to it. Ms. H is really understanding about my sensory issues and my food allergies. (Even my heart!)
Other than school things have been so – so. I quit going to Tae Kwan Do for about three weeks. It was a combination of I was getting over heated and it was wearing me out, plus there was the whole issue about sparring. Went back Thursday and the Dojo Master was impressed that I still remembered the forms. (Basic 1-3) I seemed to have a lot more focus too.
Adjusting to my “habit breaker” has not been fun. Thought I had been sneaky and was able to suck my thumb anyway, but then I had to go back to the dentist to have it checked. The dentist made it where I couldn’t suck my thumb and told me that when I come back if I am still they will put another piece in that makes it hurt to suck the thumb. That doesn’t sound like fun.
Lastly, the picture is from Pointe Park on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN. We went there last weekend while we were visiting my Godmother for her wedding. I was excited to see the big cannons! I was sad I ended up getting sick and wasn’t in the wedding. Sad smile
That’s all for this time. Hopefully posting will be a bit more regular. HaHa!