Funny how all the snails come out when you do yard work. We trimmed back all of our rose bushes and pulled all the weeds in our front yard. I guess we disturbed a few of the snails' homes.
When Annalyn saw these two snails she asked to grab the camera.
"A Mama snail and her baby!"
With lots of slime trails decorating my front porch and walk way, I think I'll put down some snail bait.
Of course, a few of the kids want them around.
Awww, the joys of parenting.
Just now I noticed that Dennis' homework folder is still here. Now he has two weeks worth of completed homework that we have forgotten to return.
I wonder what his teacher thinks. :(
A little note on Monday explaining my "oops" tucked neatly inside his homework folder will have to suffice.
Unless of course, I forget to send it. :)
Rachel is better.
She is back to eating everything-- even gum.
At first, I made her get rid of it since the doctor discouraged it.
But now, she can have it.
I have planted green beans in little egg carton thingies that I will transfer once they sprout.
I was at the nursery ready to buy tomato, cucumber, and strawberry plants.
Yes that means our planter box is ready to go!
The guy told me to wait a few more weeks until the last frost.
And I thought I was already late.
Thankfully, we still have time.
So excited to have a garden this year!
All is pretty great on the kid front. The huge storm that had been around for quite a while finally blew over a week and a half ago.
I'm only blogging about it now because I wanted to make sure it wasn't short lived.
Well a week is still a short time, but in parenting-- it can feel like a year.
On the Dennis front, I got the results from his allergy blood test.
He is allergic to egg whites, wheat, and peanuts.
Egg whites are the highest-- wheat and peanut not very high at all.
Still processing the results.
I have so many questions.
He only began getting the eczema when we moved here to this desert climate.
Is there a correlation?
Can you develop an allergy over time after not being allergic for 4 years?
If he is mostly allergic to eggs, can I work on keeping just those out of his diet?
That doesn't seem too difficult.
I admit, the whole no wheat thing would be incredibly hard for our family.
I think Dennis would wilt away and die if I had to remove all wheat from his diet.
The peanut butter thing isn't too hard either. I already have sunflower butter.
Will he grow out of this?
Is it really necessary to change his diet if the low dose cream (triamcinolone acetonide .025%) that I mix with baby lotion to put on his eczema has cleared up the problem?
The doctor said that Dennis can use this long term-- a pea like amount mixed with 5 times as much lotion lightly covering his problem areas.
Oh my. So much to think about.