Friday, May 9, 2014

Our Daughters and their Diverse Interests

As the girls grow, their interests and abilities have really grown with them. I am so excited to see the gifts God has given them. 
Josie has become really interested in art, particularly in painting. She is pretty good at it too! She recently had two peices in an art show. 


Emma started playing the clarinet this year in fifth grade band. She has really grown in her ability and got a one (best score) at solo and ensemble this year! I am so proud!


Adelaide still has interests in dance, and after taking a year and a half off while we moved and had Isaac, she hasn't missed a step. She has added tap, so now she does ballet and tap. 


All three of the girls love AWANA. They have worked hard saying verses and look forward each week to going. Emma completed another book, and next year will be her last year. 


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Figuring Some Things Out

I know it's been a while. No excuses. I am trying to make time for blogging, but busyness happens. 
We found out Isaac has an allergy to sulfites. He has had three really bad cases of hives in the last two months, so we had him tested for allergies. Since he eats eggs and peanut butter, and drinks milk regularly, it was hard to figure out the problem. We narrowed it down to dry fruit (raisins, in particular) so I did some research and learned that sulfites could be the problem. They tested him, and lo and behold, it was those pesky sulfites! 
Thankfully, he seems to be only sensitive to them in dried fruit form (because it seems to be in EVERYTHING!) We also don't eat a whole lot of processed food to begin with. 
I am so glad we were able to find out the problem. 

Ugly case of hives indeed.

They were so big and raised.

Everyone thought he had some catchy disease.


Here he is, getting tested for allergies.