Wednesday, September 10, 2014

a little update

So I'm trying to back off from the posts on Facebook, however, I find myself using Facebook as a means of journaling and keeping a record of life for my kids. Somewhat like a digital scrapbook, etc. So I am going to force myself to blog more, i guess! :)

Lately, we attended the Little League World Series this year and enjoyed watching Mo'ne pitch for Pennsylvania. We have started soccer and we have started school, first grade, as well as we've started Co-op. Chip is taking a gym class and an art class. He absolutely loved it and it was interesting to watch him socially figure out his place. At the church, he is known by everyone and therefore is automatically given a place, but here, he is having to find his place. It is interesting to watch!

Also, with Stephens we have gotten his skin and rash under control! We do believe we are dealing with a multi-part issue: Food allergies as well as seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap but all over). I have gone on a major elimination diet eliminating Dairy, Egg, Soy, Peanuts, and Yeast from my diet and we have seen a MAJOR difference! Even when i accidentally introduced some soy into my diet, the rash came back and then went away after about 10 days. He is a much happier baby now as well as is growing so well. He is over 12 lbs at this point and is long and chunky. It's funny to have a roly poly baby as Chip was never roly poly. He is wearing the clothes that Chip wore when he was over 3 months old right now and is super great. He is sleeping from about 10 pm. to 3 a.m. at nights and then nursing and sleeping again til about 7 or 8 in the morning.

This year in school, we are learning about King Harold and Duke WIlliam (soon to be King William of England) and filling out a timeline. We are also learning about Cultivated Crops in science, are listening to Shakespeare in Literature, listening to the Burgess Animal book about Peter Rabbit, on Saxon 2 math, We are learning a hymn a month and this month is Abide With Me by Henry F. Lyte as well as working daily on our handwriting. It is a full school year but one that Chip is totally loving doing. He is completely thriving and learning and just loves school. It is a great thing!

Here are the latest pictures of Chip and Stephens and we hope that you are blessed today!