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Friday, June 08, 2012

First Job Experience

A few weeks ago Mosaic Cafe Charleston offered to do a fundraiser giving a portion of the sales that evening to the Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry. They also invited individuals with Ds to help out by assisting the hostess and/or servers. I thought this might be something Kayla would enjoy so we signed her up for a shift.

She loved it! She enjoyed being in charge of the menus and asking diners 'how many' when they came through the door. She helped guide them to their tables and gave them menus. She did a great job! I think she was in her social element and enjoyed this first 'job experience.'

She also discovered that she does like zucchini. I usually stir-fry zucchini and squash in some butter or olive oil with some salt and pepper. Kayla and Lucas try it each time I offer it, and repeatedly say they don't like it. The manager gave Kayla some edamame hummus (she likes hummus, I just wasn't sure she was going to like the flavor of the edamame hummus) with fresh zucchini to dip it in. I thought upon hearing the word zucchini that Kayla would say, "ewww I don't like zucchini!" but she didn't bat an eye. She picked one up and dipped it in the hummus and said "mmmm!" She ate it all. Then she said, "I want more zucchini and hummus!" I guess now I know how to serve zucchini to Kayla!

So thankful to Mosaic Cafe for giving DSAL this opportunity to raise awareness about Down syndrome.


(With the manager)

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teal915 said...

She looks so happy to be helping : )

Lisa said...

that is awesome!!

Leah said...

Looks like she had a great time. Man is that a beautiful girl!

I Just Love You said...

she is just so pretty! she looks like she had a great time. :)

T said...

Wow - Good Job Kayla! ..You look so grown up!

Bonita said...

What a hard worker! So glad she enjoyed it!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

First, she looks beautiful in that dress! Love it, Kayla.

Second, I cannot believe how mature she is looking. How have our babies grown up so much?

I love to hear about companies that support equal opportunities for all abilities. That restaurant rocks!

Ms. Kathleen said...

Wow, she is really growing up and what a beautiful girl she is! I can imagine how proud you were of her :)

Laura said...

What a great opportunity! Great job Kayla!

ckbrylliant said...

So Crazy to have this wonderful program in your community and your school to be so far behind! Love that last picture, so mature!