I haven’t been very good about updating my blog lately, so here goes (all in one post)!
Gabriel’s allergy test results came back and he’s not allergic to wheat! Yay! He is allergic to eggs (duh, we already knew that) but we did find out that’s he’s allergic to the albumin which means he can’t have eggs even if they’re baked in something else. And the only other thing he’s allergic to is peanuts, but its a mild allergy (he just gets a little red on his face). That makes our lives a little easier (menu planning).
He has been talking on the (pretend) phone a lot lately even while drinking!
Tj has been doing really well on his school work. He knows all his capital letter names and almost all the lowercase letters and sounds! He’s been sounding out words to me too! Mat, tot, and Sam are a sample of what he can read. I introduced him to Starfall.com last week and he loves it! He’ll spend hours clicking on letters to match upper and lower case and playing all their alphabet games.
I took the boys to church last Friday night and they both fell asleep in the car on the way there. I wish I had a third hand so I could have taken a picture of me carrying both boys in. Gabriel was on my back (in the ergo) and I clipped TJs backpack to me and slung my purse over my shoulder before picking TJ up. I think getting all of us and our bags in there by myself was quite a feat! I have started using the ergo more lately and it has been a big help! Yesterday I emptied our tall bookcase while Gabriel was on my back (since he refused to nap) and its been a lifesaver at church lately too. I’m surprised that Gabriel doesn’t fight being in it very much when he’s tired (although he still fights sleeping until the bitter end).
I think I figured out why Gabriel has been refusing to eat, he wants to eat by himself but not finger foods, he wants to use silverware like everyone else! I gave him spaghetti and he wouldn’t eat it until I gave him a fork. Looks like meals just got a little more complicated (since he’s not really able to get the food onto the silverware let alone from there into his mouth) fun times ahead for us!
After a very busy day yesterday I once again decided the boys hair was too long and got out the clippers to trim them up. While I was cutting TJs hair this is how Gabriel entertained himself: