Gearing up for the holidays was a whirlwind. The week after Evie's birthday party, her class did some holiday activities, one of which was role-playing Santa and his reindeer, and climbing down the chimney (aka tunnel)! I absolutely loved the picture they sent me of Evie, aka Santa, being pulled by 2 reindeer classmates. This is what inclusion is! Evie was fully included in the activity, and she was given support so she could fully participate! I hope she understood how lucky she was to be Santa. At least she kept the hat on.
We went to visit my parents in CA over the break, and it was nice to have warmer weather and a change of scenery. Evie was an absolute angel on the plane going to CA and coming back. I am so thankful for the iPad...I mean... for my angel of a daughter.
Some fun family activities we found in the Riverside area were the Mission Inn, which was decorated for the holidays, Mt. Rubidoux for a quick hike and a Popeyes' picnic lunch afterwards, and the Pennypickle's Workshop Children's Museum in Temecula.
|Enjoying the festive environment at Mission Inn!|
|Evie loved the toddler playground at Mt. Rubidoux!|
|Pennypickle's Workshop is a cute little museum full of hands-on experiences in science for children of all ages. Evie liked the kitchen the most!|
Evie enjoyed playing with grandpa and grandma, and Mommy and Daddy got to go out sometimes on dates. Our longest date ever was for most of the day at a friend's wedding in L.A. I didn't really know what to do with myself. I felt like I should be feeding Evie or holding my hands over her ears when the applause was too loud. It was a nice break!
This trip was a little different in terms of Evie's feeding tube. We have switched to a different formula, and there are little considerations that I needed to prep for. More on that in my next post!
Back to real life for a full week tomorrow! Happy New Year, everyone!