Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Pretty Good Artist

Addie was coloring these giant size coloring pages this afternoon when out of the blue she said, "whoever made these was a pretty good draw-er. I can't choose just one, I want to color all of them."

-- Posted from my iPhone

Friday, September 18, 2009

Catching Up

I realized that I hadn't downloaded photos from my camera in quite some time. Since I've been taking pictures with my iphone and posting infrequently to the blog from my iphone, I really didn't pay much attention to the camera. So... I give you photos from our trip to the St Paul Children's Museum in August.

The Peanuts characters are right outside a candy shop next door to the museum. While I ran into a restaurant and ordered sandwiches to go, Adam got this picture of the girls.

Clifford the Big Red Dog came out into the atrium and danced with all the kids. The kids taught him the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance. The room with Clifford's town was a big hit with the girls. In fact, you can just barely see Lily sliding down Clifford's tail.

Wagging their little beaver tails! The Children's Museum does a great job of having fun animal exhibits. The girls really liked this beaver dam. The other highlight was the ant hill, where you dress up as an ant and crawl through tunnels. It was really an amazing exhibit! What a way to spark children's curiosity about the world.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

She Comes By It Honestly

This kid loves chocolate like, well, like I like chocolate. She comes by it honestly. And really, can you blame her? The kicker is that because she's dairy free, she has excellent taste in chocolate. She can't eat any milk chocolate, only the very dark, very high quality chocolate. There's no messing around with this kid, give her the good stuff!

I did a little dairy test this last weekend. I tried making pancakes with real milk (one of my accounts gave me a gallon of milk). I miss pancakes made with milk. Lily got a stomach ache and diarrhea from it. She also seemed to get a minor rash "down there." Now that she's out of diapers we don't have the same obvious signals we had before. My question is, how do we know if it's still an allergy or if it's an intolerance? Maybe it doesn't matter. I'm not sure that it would change the way we live right now. If it hurts the kid to eat dairy, then I'm not going to serve it. If I get her tested again for the allergy, am I doing it just for myself?

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Just Beachy

It's hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. We had a great picnic on Lake Superior last week. Lily enjoyed being buried in the sand by "Jack-o-lantern's" daddy.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

First Day of School

Addie is very excited to tell everyone that she is a Kindergartner! We got her on the bus this morning; all four of us walked down together and met the little boy who will ride the bus with her.

Then, I raced to school to meet her bus. The look on her face when she got off the bus was priceless! Pure joy!

I can't wait to hear about her first day.

-- Post From My iPhone