Monday, December 28, 2009

Rule # 69: Peanuts don't grow on trees.

We took Evan to see an allergist today. They pricked his back in 14 spots with different allergens. I know it looks bad, but he didn't cry at all, during or after. We had been suspecting cashews, but it turns out he is allergic to all tree nuts, but not peanuts fortunately.
However, of the tree nuts he had the strongest reaction to cashews. We also got an epipen from the pharmicist, which you have to jab harder than you'd think into the thigh.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rule #67: Don't try new things.

Two Saturday's ago we were having dinner and Dave and April's, after dinner Evan was very fussy and scratching his head alot. Finally we noticed hives on his neck. Turns out they were all over his poor little body. He was having an allergic reaction to dinner, we suspect a pea salad that had cashews, green onions and ranch dressing. These are the hives he had, you can see all the red on his back is the hives.
We're taking him to an allergist on the 28th to be tested and see what it was. We gave him benadryl and the kids care gave us a steroid also. There was no effect on his lungs thankfully. He's fine on all accounts now.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rule #66: Better late than never

My sweet cousin Bianca took family photos way back in September. Who knows why it has taken me this long to post some highlights, but...better late than never right?
It's so hard to decide what pictures to post! I love them all, here are a few of my favorites.

I really like this one, even though it's kind of far away....

I look at this picture now and I'm surprised to see my boy just beginning to's crazy how times distorts your memory....

My boys!

Happy family including Jasmine!

Just look at that face! Gotta love my babes!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Rule #65: You can talk with your hands too.

My son "talked" to me for the very first time in his short 16 month life yesterday! By talked, I really mean signed...but it's all communication right!?

We have been teaching him signs since he was 6 months old. Ten months later.....he signs please!

It took some coaxing for him to sign it, but he did...several times! It wasn't just a fluke!

I'm so thrilled that my baby has decided to "tell" me something, anything!

Just wanted to shout it out loud......