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Week in Review

Written on April 3, 2009 by Rylan & Kaitlyn.

Of course the big thing we had done this week was going to Disneyland. We had a blast. We started the trip off by stopping back at the dinosaurs of Cabazon. They have built up that area even more now which was neat. The dinosaurs are just as cool as ever and we like taking pictures with them. We went to Disneyland for 3 days so we really took our time and had fun. Kaitlyn was quite a bit worried about all of the rides but I had a blast. I even got to go on all of the big rides as I was just at the 40" requirement. The only ride I did not get to go on was the Tower of Terror which was a bummer. I really wanted to go on that ride because it looked so fun. I really liked the Space Mountain and I have to say that I am one crazy driver. In fact, I am a crazy driver on all of the big rides. It was really fun going to the park.

Kaitlyn took a few days to warm up to everything. At first, even the carousel terrified her. We were taking a rest and a leaf fell on Kaitlyn. Mom told us that she freaked out and was crying really badly. She is definitely sensitive. She eventually liked going on the carousel and went on it a few times the last day.

We had some money in our piggy banks that we had gathered over the years. We took it to the park and we each got to pick out a toy. Kaitlyn picked out a Dalmation stuffed doggy and I picked out a bunch of pirate gear.

Oh I think the best thing about this trip was all of the neat outfits that our mom made. She made us each a Nightmare Before Christmas outfit and even a Mickey Mouse shirt. Kaitlyn's had a big heart with a pair of Mickey ears on top. I had a Mickey head with a pirate wrap on it. They were super cute and we really liked wearing unique shirts at the park.

Well let's see what else we have been doing. Kaitlyn has been picking on me and sometimes being a nuisance lately so she recently had to go on her time out spot for the first time. She hurt me so Dad took her over there and explained that she cannot do that. She sat there patiently for 1 minute without any issues. Afterward, our Dad had her tell me sorry and she did. Then she gave me a hug and kiss. It was cute. :) She definitely has been picking on me more lately so I guess it's a good thing that Mom and Dad are starting to use the naughty spot with her. At least I don't feel like they are picking on me now.

Allergies are a big thing we are having to work with and I am starting to understand it. I now start asking mom and dad if the food we are getting at the store is safe for Kaitlyn or if it has allergies in it. I am looking forward to being a big brother for Kaitlyn and helping keep her safe. Mom and Dad think that it is super cute that I ask if something has allergies in it. I want to make sure that she is OK though. We both are going to grow up very responsible because of this. I sure love her. :)

Have a great weekend everyone. In the meanwhile, here is a video that our Dad found that you may find interesting.

*** This gives you a glimpse of what it is like to be a child with allergies and how it makes them feel. We encourage parties with safe food so that we do not have a situation but also so that Kaitlyn can live as normal of a life as possible. It is important to her and us. This video really strikes you deep at about 4:00.


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