Showing posts from May, 2023


My son turned ten earlier this month, which is absolutely confounding to me. The days were long but the years were short, as they say, and I can't believe what an incredible young man he is becoming.  We celebrated by going to Disneyland for a few days, and it was a tremendously fun visit. We walked A TON - even more steps than our last visit a couple of years ago, which I am sure had to do with me being 40 pounds lighter than I was the last time we were at the parks. And overall... Of course I needed a celebration button! My son wore his birthday one and I wore mine and we both just beamed with pride all around the parks. I was a little worried about eating (and hydration) at the parks, which are not known for their healthful food choices! So I did my research ahead of time and found which spots had kids meals that were high in protein. I brought some 90 calorie protein bars also for emergencies and a water bottle to refill all day (I also got diet lemonade a couple of times over