Wednesday, February 22, 2017

food allergy update

I could sooo get use to easy weeks like these. The boys had Monday off, Derek had until Tuesday off and can we talk about this perfect weather! 

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Tuesday we got Owen off to school & packed up  the rest of the gang to see the allergy doctor. It was prick test number two for mister Maks. This time he was tested for: cashews, oat, milk, egg, fresh milk, fresh egg, cats, dog, dust mites, and a few grasses and trees.
These allergies are so crazy--you guys, he showed up negative for dogs and cats! 
Remember little miss Luna we had? 

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He should of been okay with her. We are now wondering if it was her food that had an allergen in it to make him react when she licked his face. I guess we will never know....
That was the good news, for future dog purchases ;)  the bad news is those pesky eggs and dairy. I mean we knew that he still would react from them, but we had hopes that he improved slightly. 

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Nope. no improvement. In fact they gave us a prescription for an Epipen. 

So here is my PSA for the day: please do not give my sweet little babe any food/drink without asking Derek and I beforehand.  And pretty please don't think we are rude and snotty for asking you to wash your hands. We just really love our little Maks and never want to use the Epipen on him.

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So life will go on as it has been and we will keep food prepping and studying labels. Its amazing what is out there for people with food allergies-- for lunch Maks had macaroni and cheese. He eats pancakes and mash potatoes (not together) like its his job. And loves when I make him blueberry muffins. So its not a total pain in the butt, just have to be willing to put time and effort in. 

happy halfway to the weekend friends!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Part of our long weekend

We are pretty excited about all this warm weather, and a long weekend with no set plans. So that means busting out a few projects at home & treating the boys to some fun.

Friday is our being lazy & grocery shopping day. Not a whole lot of people shop Friday nights so that's a win in my book! 

Saturday I finally decided to grab a shovel and get to work on this* project I've had pinned on my Pinterest for quite some time. Later we dropped Maks off for some one-on-one Jammy time (what they call my mother in-law) while we took the big boys out to a fancy dinner & ice cream. Jake ended up getting sick in Cold Stone's parking lot, but still managed to keep down some cotton candy ice cream with gummy bears.

Today Derek poured & leveled the concrete while Owen and I were at his first 4-H meeting. He had such a fun time playing and making new friends. He can't wait to go back to next month's meeting. I can't wait until he is old enough to show a calf! :)

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I've also been slowly rearranging the toy room and trying to decide how we should decorate this space. This* is my vision for one of the walls! Hoping to get the navy paint on the wall within the next two days.The stars and constellations will definitely be another weekend's project.  

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Here's to unplugging for the next two days 
and taking as many sink baths as possible to fight off these colds.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Let's see if I remember how to do this

It's only been about a year since I've wrote on my blog🙊 YIKES!
And it wasn't a very happy posts to leave on. Maks had just gotten out of the hospital when he was super sick & the big boys had pink eye and a sinus infection. Whew, glad that wasn't a repeat this Christmas break.
A lot has been going on!
We are almost done remodeling our kitchen. If you've been to our house, you know this is huge for us! We had no counters what so ever. Luckily we had our big table and stove to food prep on. We are so close to being finished--new ceiling, stove, pantry and paint are the last few big things! 
Jake started his first year of school and so far he's doing pretty well. Doesn't always like going, but still amazing us. He also started his first sport, gymnastics & dance. He loves it! Their first recital is in June and I can hardly wait to watch his class❤
Owen is such a busy kid I feel like I never see him. I guess being in school all week for full days doesn't help. Definetly a switch up from those short preschool days. And baseball season is right around the corner! I think that's our favorite time of year. 
Maks is 20 months old now and still a pretty little fella. He works out at physical therapy once a week and at home with momma & daddy in between. Still rockin' his little glasses and avoiding dairy and eggs. Confirmation of other allergies TBD next week. 

Hoping I can bring this little blog back to life for my own enjoyment and for whoever else stays around to read :)