Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kid Conductor for The Trains at Northpark Mall

Peyton had the privilege of being this years Kid Conductor for The Trains at Northpark Mall. This is a huge train exhibit that benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. We were very excited to see all the trains. Peyton, Gaga and I drove up last night because we had to be at the mall at 8 this morning. Andy was not able to go with us due to work. When we got to the hotel Peyton had a room full of new goodies.

He had great fun opening all the toys and playing with them. So much so that he woke up at 4:15am this morning and said "I need to get up and play with my toys". He did not understand that the toys were all sleeping and he needed to go back to sleep also. Thank goodness he did finally drift back off to sleep.

This morning we had to get up early to headed over to the mall for all the festivities. Peyton wore his new jacket which has The Trains logo on it. There were lots of people at the mall to see the opening of The Trains.
When we arrived at the exhibit we were allowed to go in before they opened to get a sneak peek! Ban Bywaters, the man that puts the exhibit together each year took us though and showed us all the different areas.
This is the Ronald McDonald House in the exhibit.
About half way through the exhibit Peyton had had enough of the sounds. He does not always do so well with loud sounds. As you can see by the next few pictures. He has his ears covered. Crazy little boy!

Children's Medical Center
Peyton's first home....Baylor Medical Center
The state fair

Around 8:30 was the official opening of the exhibit. We were one of the ones to help cut the ribbon. My camera batteries died of course, so we did not get a picture of the event. This was taken just before the ribbon was cut.

We had a great helper today, Crozier Kimzey! She is the one that did all the shopping for Peyton's new toys and set up our hotel room. She did a great job picking out just the right toys for Peyton. He LOVES them! Peyton had a great time with her at the mall. They went on all kinds of adventures up and down the mall. You know Peyton...always on the go.

There were lots of activities to do other that the exhibit....balloons, face painting, snacks and many more. One thing that Peyton really liked was the magician. He was great! Just how do they do that?
We had a great time today.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall time means lots of leaves

Peyton has had a great few weeks. He still has his good days and bad days with his eating and drinking. We just keep with the plan we have for him. His weeks continue to be very busy around here with all of his therapies and school. Last week we were finally able to get him the H1N1 flu shot. He is high risk therefore we were sure to get him one. We do not have to deal with that! We will do anything to keep this little boy well.
We love the fall time here. The weather is great outside, so we can spend lots of time out playing. He has always loved leaves but today was the first time we had really made a big pile and let him play in them. He LOVED it!! He just kept saying "This is fun!" over and over again. We had to take is shovel and pail out so he would fill his pail up then pour it out. He had a blast! I am sure he will want to do that again. Below are a few pictures that I took of him and the leaves.

This week is going to be very busy! He had his normal things Monday through Wednesday. Thursday we have to go to Dallas to see Dr. Gelfand (our favorite Dr.) just for a regular check-up. Then Friday when I get off of work we will be heading back up to Dallas for a special event. The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has their biggest fund raiser each year at this time. They have a huge train display at one of the malls. Each year they pick one of their kids to be the Kid Conductor for the year. This year they picked Peyton for that job. We are very excited! They open up The Trains at North Park this Saturday and Peyton will be the one that blows the whistle to get the trains going. They also have lots of other events for the morning. I will be sure to post pictures when we get home.
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