Monday, March 28, 2011

Arboretum Fun

Saturday we went to the Arboretum to take some spring pictures of the boys. Gail  & Ernie were kind enough to come along and help us, as well as take the pictures. It sure took all 4 of us with the 4 bags & cart in tow. Wow, kids sure do require a lot of stuff!

It sure was pretty out there & we wish it was a little closer so we could go more often!  Here a few of our favorites:

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Happy Grandparents!


My sweet huddie buddy 

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Hey guys!

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What a fun morning! It’s 11:00 am & everyone is ready for a nap! Off to the Arboretum we go

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No more monkey business…

So most of you know that Landon WILL not eat fruit and soft things. It’s like he has a texture issue & spits it right out. Well, this morning, I was eating a banana & he crawled right over and opened his mouth to take a bite. He kept opening his mouth & between both he & Hud, the banana was devoured.

Moral of the story: Kids like to do things on THEIR terms. Again, I’m reminded of this. We know again that Landon will do things on his own agenda & I DO KNOW that he can eat fruit!

I had to share because this was some serious business this morning at 3045 Morning Star Dr.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

And we’re the proud new owners of…..

TWO new Epi-pens. Ok, not really proud, but couldn’t think of a better title. We found out last week that the boys are both highly allergic to peanuts. We are now those parents that people are annoyed with because other kids can’t have peanut butter. Sorry.

We got the boys allergy tested due to a few flare ups here & there, and we are sure glad we have this info ahead of time. It sure wouldn’t be fun to learn the hard way! The results come back on a
0-4 scale, with 4 being the most severe. Here is the outcome:

Peanut: 4
Egg White: 3
Milk:  2
Wheat: 2
Soy: 2

Peanut: 3
Dog Dander: 3
Cat Dander: 2
Soy: 1

Unfortunately, some of these foods are trial & error to see how they do over time. Some items that they have a mild or moderate allergy to might be fine, but we just have to watch closely. Some things they can outgrow, but probably not the peanuts. We obviously aren’t giving them any peanuts or peanut butter, but the Dr. did say that items packaged on the same truck with peanuts or made with peanut oil are fine. Unless we see a reaction from these foods, we will carry on feeding them things that have been fine all along. For instance, they’ve been eating animal crackers just fine, but the package reads: “this product is packaged on equipment that also packages peanuts and tree nuts”. They haven’t had any reaction, so these are fine to eat. This is good news especially because Landers is so darn picky!

Also, we are thanking daddy for passing down all of his allergies. It’s interesting that Jason is allergic to peanuts on a scale of 2, and can eat peanut butter and peanuts just fine.

So… for us the new black is now called almond butter! Who knows.. maybe we can start a new trend! ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

bye bye mullet

We took the boys to get their first haircuts on their birthday. It was much needed for Landon, as he had a mullet in the back. Hudson was just along for the fun & got his cleaned up a bit. The place was Sharkey’s in Frisco & so cute that they had little cars for the kids to sit in. :)
The boys were really good and we all had so much fun!





Party Time!

The boys had a fun 1st birthday party! We had a few friends & family over on Saturday. It was very fun, and thank you all for coming to celebrate this special event!  We had a great time & the boys just loved it.. (minus the cake eating..)

Here are some pics from Saturday:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A+ visit

The boys had their one year appt. today & Dr. Newton gave them an A+ on their 12 month report card. Ha! They are doing just fine and Hudson got the ok to move to whole milk. Landon needs to eat a little more food to do that, plus we need to see if he has a dairy allergy. He’s really broken out the last few times with cheese. He will have blood work done tomorrow, (3/2) to find this out. Results come back in 3-7 days. We are so pleased with how they are doing. Here are their stats:

Hudson- Weight- 50-75% (23 lbs, 5 oz)
              Height- 50%

Landon- Weight- 10% (19 lbs, 6 oz)
             Height- 50%

Waiting for the Dr.

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