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With EoE, Allergies, Asthma and a G-Tube

Zoo and Cheesecake

Day two was by far MY favorite day. My wonderfully supportive good friend Rachel drove her 3 boys two hours to meet us at the zoo! We haven’t seen each other since January of 2011! It was a much-needed get together. What better place to do it than a zoo where the boys could all run, enjoy the animals and burn their energy out.

The weather was perfect and everyone was in a good mood. That’s important on a long zoo day. Especially with 6 kids under 6. Rachel and I were able to catch up while the boys ran. My favorite moment that I actually missed was Charlie and the gorilla. There was a huge old gorilla laying on a box right by the glass. Charlie walked over, stepped up on the ledge and started pounding the glass right by the gorilla’s head. If I would have seen him I probably would have given him an earful. The gorilla took care of it for me. Rachel said that gorilla just reached its long arm out and smacked the glass right at Charlie’s head. Scared the crap out of Charlie and he went flying backwards off the ledge, that’s the part I saw. It makes me laugh just typing it. Charlie learned his lesson. I’m not going to bore you with a ton of animal pictures you’ve seen before at your own zoo.

It was a great day with a great friend and her sweet boys. Much needed. Thank you Rachel!

Oh, duh, food allergy blog what did we eat? I had brought some lunch meat then just a bunch of snack type things for the boys. I did our usual pack up with food bag, medical bag, diaper bag and I think that’s it. It was a little trickier being that I had to pack out of our hotel room and could only use what I had on hand. It worked though, that’s all that matters.

Now for the Cheesecake. Rachel suggested Nathan and I take the boys to the cheesecake factory for dinner. Their menu is huge and we should have no problem feeding them. I text Nathan to find a local one and we had our plans made.

This night I ordered myself a long island iced tea. Oh boy was it yummy and probably 2-3 years since I had, had one. It was not spilled. Rachel was right. They had a great menu with something for everyone. Charlie had a cheese quesadilla, Gage had a bread-less blt and some fruit, Nathan had a pizza and some kind of Asian dumpling appetizer, I had a chipotle chicken pasta dish, Tinleigh had some baby food and french fries. All was good PERFECT! I couldn’t have been happier, my tea helped that along. We asked them to remove the bread from the table so no one was bent out of shape about not getting to eat it. I even ordered key lime cheesecake to go. I felt a sense of calm knowing everything went so smooth. Thank you Cheesecake Factory!

We went back to the room and then went to swim for a while. The water was freezing but you know kids and water. So we left them freeze for a half hour then headed up for bed. We were all exhausted from the long day so going to sleep was no problem. Then around 5:30 am I woke up SO SICK. Lucky me, I got food poisoning. I knew it was a day too good to be true.

Day 3 – weird science. Stay tuned.

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October 29, 2012 - Posted by | Charlie's allergies, daily life, Gage's allergies | , , , , , ,

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