Our family is growing in many ways... Growing in numbers, knowledge, parenting skills, growing in love, in our faith, growing our culinary skills (if you can call it that), growing without gluten (some of us), growing green...........

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The last few months

In an effort to get "caught up" with things, I'm going to attempt to quickly note some of the things going on around here. After having so many blog posts that I want to write and just not having the time to sit down and do so...this is what we get.

Let's see.... I don't think I ever updated after the latest allergy-related stuff. After a failed attempt at the egg challenge (which involved Aiden breaking out in hives where the eggs he wouldn't eat on his face and....he did eat two tiny pieces smaller than peas and then broke out in hives all over the very next day). The dr couldn't understand where the hives came from, though he questioned it being from that tiny bit of egg he managed to eat. There's simply no other explanation, though, and he agrees on that. We do think that there are some other environmental allergies going on. After being on Zyrtec for a while and it doing absolutely nothing for hives, we took him off. He immediately came down with a cold. Put him back on the Zyrtec, and he started getting better. He was still a bit sick when we saw the allergist, and he thinks it's dust mites. (Sorry if I've already written this. I didn't check before writing again.) Anyway, we'll do some testing in Feb for all of this when we go in for another attempt at an egg challenge.

In October, we took a quick trip to KY for my mother's graduation ceremony. Her second master's degree. That woman is pretty incredible. Not only am I so proud of her, but I love the lessons we can learn seeing others work hard at things and making such acomplishments. I was younger when my mom was in school, and I know seeing her go to school made quite the impact on me. I can't help but thinking that having Camden see my go to college as a single mom has helped him and shaped his view of working towards our goals and learning. He has also gotten to see his grandmother go back to get another degree. Sometimes I am sad that Aiden and my other future child(ren) will miss out on seeing these things. Maybe I'll need to go back to school after a few more years. ;)

November was Thanksgiving, and we stayed home again. It's nice to be making our own traditions, but we also miss out on being with our family back home. It did work out, though, that my mom's graduation was the weekend before Thanksgiving, so we got to stay at my dad's and have a nice, big Thanksgiving meal with them, as well as some extended family. Yay! At home, we had a big meal with just our little family and then decorated for Christmas the day after. One holiday at a time in our home!

Camden, who totally took off with the clarinet for band at school, decided he would switch to another instrument, so he's now playing the euphonium. He was actually very good at the clarinet, but he thinks the euphonium is so cool, so we'll see how it goes! He wants to play it all the time, which is a good sign...but it's also quite loud, and his mama had already been suffering from too many migraines, so I'm not sure how the combination will work out. Haha!

Hmmm.... Is that it? Oh, there was the pumpkin farm and Halloween in October, too. Meeting a friend's baby for the fist time on our trip to KY. Playdates, family photos, etc. I think it is it for now, at least. I'm not able to post any pics to go along with the post, so just go here to see any of them. :)