Lots of stuff has been going on the past week. Last week Nate's rash got way worse so we went to the doctor then the allergist. I was going to play "Guess the rash" complete with pictures and maybe a give away of some sort, but I'm over it. After a 2.5 hour+ appt with the allergist, we found that Nate's allergic to dust mites, cats, fish, and tree nuts. They did the tests on his back and then after getting all the info from the doc we headed down for a blood test. The doctor's take on the food allergies is not to panic until we get the blood results. Right now we are obviously avoiding fish and tree nuts, we're armed with the epi-pen, and so forth but Nate has had tree nuts and the obligatory fish stick prior to testing and we never noticed any reaction. Either we are shitty parents who don't notice shit like that or the allergies aren't too severe. I'm hoping it's the latter.
We had a much needed adult night out last Friday. We celebrated my friend Rebecca's 30th birthday (I know, 30. Puh-lease).
My favorite girls - have I mentioned how much I love my Moms group??
I think our husbands were there that night. We told them all to sit together so we could have girl time at the other end of the table. It was a fun evening and I hope we can make it a standing date every couple of months of so. Getting so many moms out in one night is a logistical nightmare though, especially when the husbands come with us. Who's going to watch all those kids??
We didn't get hit by "BLIZZARD 2009!" but we did see a few flurries on Saturday night. I took Nate out to enjoy it. That started well but ended badly as he really wanted to go "bye" in the car and didn't want to take no for an answer. I won, if you can call listening to a toddler cry and scream about not going bye in the car whilst trying to carry him thrashing wildly in your arms winning. Score 1 for Mom.
We went to the Garden of Lights on Monday and it was fun. I think Nate's favorite part was sitting on Sallie's lap (and not his seat) to see all the pretty lights.
Nate's still in love with the Christmas tree. He likes to ooh and ahh over it at least a couple times a day.
He's also loving the beautiful tulips that his Aunt Shel sent us.
Enough for now. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!