Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The results are in...FINALLY!

We finally heard from the Doctor yesterday and some of the results were kind of surprising. Her milk allergy is no surprise, but the doctor was surprised at how severely allergic she is to it. That is pretty rare for such a little girl! Her other food allergies include egg, beef and pork. She is also allergic to dog, cat and dust mite (those allergies aren't as severe). Luckily she is not allergic to wheat or soy. Those would have been really hard allergies to deal with. The egg allergy could be kind of rough considering all the yummy things, like cake and cookies, that have eggs in it. The doctor is pretty confident that the egg products are what is causing all of the ear infections. Brookie doesn't eat eggs and doesn't have tons of food with eggs in it so it doesn't seem to me like that could be causing the crazy ear infections over and over. But what do I know? She is the doctor and has years of experience so I need to just trust that, but I am a little worried that we haven't nailed down the problem yet. The soy allergy would have made sense to be causing the ear infections because she was drinking a lot of soy milk. I guess we'll just wait and see what happens after some time of absolutely no egg, beef or pork products. I'm half tempted to get a second opinion, but don't know if I'm just being a crazy person. All I know is I'm WAY tired of ear infections!

Dog Sitting

We've had my parents dog, Katie, staying with us while they were out of town. The kids have loved having her around. She's been sleeping with Kyle at night, which he absolutely loves! Brooklyn and Katie have been doing some role-switching!

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Rock!

Christian had to leave town for work so the kids and I decided to go to Rock Springs to see my sister, brother, and their families. The kids had a ball with their cousins! My brother and sister just built incredible houses right across the street from each other. It was fun to be able to stay in a 5 star hotel/spa! Here is Kyle and Bailey (Melissa's little girl - 20 months) playing on the bed.

Presley (Josh's little girl - 9 days younger than Kyle) and Kyle making faces. Kyle was on a silly face kick!
Kyle and Pres wrestling.
The match continues.
Best Buds! Kyle did inform Presley that she WASN'T his best friend, just Mya is his best friend. After realizing how much fun she was Kyle reconsidered and told me that Presley AND Mya are his best friends, "But not you, Mommy!" he said.
I was trying to take a picture of their darling homemade suckers, but realized just now that I didn't get either one of their suckers in the picture! There was an endless supply of treats. I probably gained 20 pounds. Thanks a lot Melis and Jes!
Brookie managed to stay ear infection free for a whole 5 days! She woke up the last day with yet, another ear infection. Still no allergy tests results back. We had to postpone her hearing test again because both ears have to be clear to do it. I'm starting to wonder if they will ever be clear again!
Tub time! Kenady (Presleys sister - 5 years old), Kyle and Presley.
We swaddled Kyle and Presley like little babies!
They sure got a kick out of it! We swaddled little Teag (who is 2 months old) and put him in the middle, but somehow I didn't get a picture of it! Dang!

Little Brookie just hanging out!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Potty Time!!!!!

Brookie has been showing great interest in potty training. She has already gone potty in the toilet 3 times since yesterday! I'm trying to not get my hopes up too much, but she gets very excited about it. She will grab her diaper and say "poopie" and run into the bathroom. She's getting it figured out. Yesterday afternoon she was really grumpy and nothing would make her happy, then I asked her if she needed to go potty and she lit up, smiled, and ran to the bathroom! We'll see if this actually happens anytime soon! What a miracle that would be! Oh, and as you can see from the picture, she demands to wipe herself. We will be doing serious hand washing the next while!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kyle said...

Yesterday I was in a hurry to get out the door and asked Kyle numerous times to put his shoes on. I was around the corner and, not realizing that Kyle was in the process of putting his shoes on, asked him again to put them on. His reply was, "I'm getting them on, now just relax!"

Today Kyle was whining about something he wanted and I replied to him with frustration in my voice, "Well you wanna know what I want?" And he said, "Um, some peace and quiet?"

Kyle went to Young Women with me and when we got home Christian said, "Did you go to Young Womens with Mommy?" And Kyle said, "Mmm, no just one."

After a day or two of Christian not shaving Kyle felt his "5 o'clock shadow" and said, "Hey, you have one just like Jesus!"