Payton's favorite place in the world to eat is Denny's. I'm not real sure why, she always just gets her grilled cheese sandwich and fruit, but that's where she always wants to go. We made a promise to her that if she let us take her blood pressure, we'd take her to Denny's, but until then....no Denny's. Well, she finally let us take it (with the manual one, ofcourse. The automatic one scares her to death). It is elevated (which is what my gut has told me for about a month or so because of her headaches, her irritability, tiredness, and even complaining of her eyes hurting). I called Noel (my expert) and talked to her for a bit.....and will just go ahead and call her cardiologist tomorrow. The good news is that her kidneys looked great!
Sunday, I took Payton skating. I was exhausted by the time we left, but she had a great time. I dont' know how many times I picked her up off the floot(she held onto the wall and to my hand) but she loved every second of it. And she has bruises all over her legs and bottom to prove it! Her cousins Laney, Ellie and Brianna went too - so Payton thought it was the best party ever. I'll try and post some pictures of it soon.
On a side note, we really feel like we can see a difference in Koen after taking him off of the milk. He's eating better (which you could never really tell he didn't eat well cause he's just a little butterball) and he is just 'himself'. He's talking more, seems to be hearing more, and sleeping really well. Silly me had no idea a milk allergy could cause ear infections. Hopefully this will take care of them for good. The other evening I was at my folk's house and he was off in the playroom by himself. Wouldn't you know, we found him standing on top of the dresser. Ofcourse, part of me had to be proud of him because Payton still would not be able to figure out (problem-solve) how to get up there and even if she could, heights are really not her thing. So, as the outside of me was scolding him about climbing up there, the inside of me was saying "nice job Koen!".