I’m not really ready, but it’s almost time to go back to school! Next week I find out who my new teachers will be and I will meet with the school nurse to go over my diabetes care. My mom has been busy getting my school supplies ready which include the normal binders and pencils, but also everything I need in case of a diabetic emergency at school: water bottles and ketone strips for highs, fruit juice and snacks for lows, extra test strips and batteries for my glucose monitor, needles, alcohol wipes, insulin pens… I’m trying not to think about all that, and instead, I’m getting ready for my 13th birthday and remembering all the great things I did this summer. We did ALOT!
A few days after school was over my sister, mom and I left to Florida for a 10 day vacation. We stayed at a resort in Disney World. This was our treehouse for 10 days:
It had 3 bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen. The view from the deck was great, but we rarely sat out there because it was so hot and full of mosquitos!
We went to all four theme parks at Disney World: Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom & Epcot.
We also went to Universal Studios Florida & Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The Harry Potter lands were awesome. I think that was the best part of our trip.
Since we were in Florida for 10 days, we had plenty of time to do other stuff besides go to amusement parks. For instance, at dinnertime we would take a boat from our treehouse to Downtown Disney and have dinner at the T-Rex Café or a fancy seafood restaurant.
We also played miniature golf twice!
I think my mom’s favorite place to go was the 2 water parks. She was happy to relax all day and read.
But one of my other favorite day trips was when we went to Gatorland. I’ve never seen so many alligators in one place!
Walt Disney World was not the only place we visited this summer. We also went to the Discover Science Center, La Brea Tar Pits, Birch Aquarium and LEGOLAND.
It was a great summer, but now I have to start thinking about 7th grade. Just one week to go!