Jaxson loved the Rhino. It was neat the Rhino was over by the building and when we came near he walked out towards us and got pretty close. Jaxson loved it of coarse I didn't have the camera ready and before we knew it the Rhino walked away. We all thought this was Jaxson's favorite animal at the zoo.
My favorite animal at the zoo
Feeding Jaxson a banana (a favorite breakfast food of his right now) before Brett and I left for Saturday's conference. We of coarse had to bring the 4 wheeler.
The National PKU conference was AMAZING! I feel so blessed that it was held in Denver and we were able to attend. Words can't express what it felt like to be surround with others for 3 days that "walk in the same shoes" I do everyday. I learned more about PKU, the formula that Jaxson drinks and will continue to drink for the rest of his life, met more amazing people that deal with PKU on a daily bases, attended fabulous workshops, got around 15 amazing new recipes and had FUN! The above picture is taken at lunch. The lady by me is Ginger she has 2 kids (a girl and a boy) her son has PKU he's 20 months so it was fun to talk with her since our boys are close in age. The next two people are Keith and Sylvia. I never want to forget Keith. When I have those moments where I feel like the PKU diet is too much I'll think of Keith. Keith is 55 and was undiagnosed with PKU till about 4 years ago. He is non verbal and is mentally retarded. He lives in a home right now and Sylvia is one of the workers that help take care of Keith. Brett and I are so blessed that we were able to find out 9 days after Jaxson was born that he had PKU and what we needed to do to help Jaxson grow to be a healthy person. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about this at least once but meeting Keith makes it seem more real of what could have been and how grateful I need to be. I can't wait for the next conference (in 18 months)!
Jaxson loved our closet. He would go inside and was able to slide it shut and we would play over and over again the game "Where's Jaxson"