Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lucky number 11!

Today was our precious girl's 11th bday! It's hard to even believe it. In the world of special needs parenting, especially kiddos with metabolic/seizure disorders, you just never know how many birthdays there will be. Reagan is SUCH a fighter though and she has proven so many doctors wrong. We are so blessed to have our girl here with us and thriving (minus the bad days). She had an amazing birthday today. She woke up in a wonderful mood and she's been all smiles, all day! She had a super busy day today. This morning she had speech therapy as well as a visit from her all time favorite nurse Megan and her baby (who is now a toddler). Reagan had her eye on him the whole time as he investigated all of her toys, but she was all smiles for her beloved Megan! She ate some food during speech (as she did on Monday as well), but today she wasn't quite as coordinated with taking bites. She still enjoyed it, I think. After a nice visit with Megan, we loaded up into the car and headed to horse back riding. A special bonus today, her friend Carley missed lunch/recess at school so she could come and watch Reagan ride! It was so amazing to have her there and you could tell Reagan was quite happy about it. Reagan did a great job today, her best ride ever. They say she is gaining strength and each session is better than the next! It's really an awesome thing to see. So glad Carley's mom Meredith told us about this place (Carley takes lessons there and Meredith volunteers as well)! Carley also gave Reagan a super sweet gift. So thoughtful. We are so thankful to have Carley in Reagan's life. She's such a sweet girl. We are actually trying to plan a little trip with both girls to Morgan's wonderland or Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch in lieu of a party this year. More of a big girl birthday this year. Afterward we made a quick stop at the cupcake shop for some birthday cupcakes and then came home finding a huge birthday balloon bouquet on the front porch from Grandma! We did a quick bath to wash all of the horse off, then it was off to pick up her brother from school so we could go to the aquarium. Both kiddos always seem to enjoy their time there. Next we headed back home and my dad and my step mother came over to see Reagan for her birthday. Once Mike was home we all sang her happy birthday (her favorite...not) but she did well with it. She took some tastes of her bday cupcakes before Ryan and I polished them off. The rest of the night she just smiled from ear to ear kicking and grabbing at her balloons. What a wonderful day for our birthday girl! Big thanks to everyone that made it special! 

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