i volunteer at the school on fridays. as i was leaving henri’s class his teacher said check the wall outside. his class has a baby come in once a month. they touch the baby’s toes. ask the mom questions. they are then asked a question and draw a picture to go along with their answer. this month was why do babies cry? henri related back to when jack was in the hospital. most kids said “i cried when my sister took something from me” or “when i fell.” all of my kids always relate back to jack in the hospital. it always makes me tear up. that time affected them so deeply. its sometimes hard to hear them talk about it. it shaped who we are and we are closer as a family. for that i’m grateful. but to know it still hurts them hurts me.
henri was baptized this saturday 1-16-16. such a special day. unfortunately we didn’t have any family come up but we do have an amazing ward family that came to support us. i love these kids and the love they have for the gospel. i’m a proud mama.
ivan made sunday dinner. carbs + meat. the meat was really good too!
allergy testing. this is alway the pits. they only tested a few things. since we already know he’s allergic to every plant/grass/animal we tested for things like mold and of course peanuts again. we also tested for the dtap. henri had a really bad reaction when he got his 3rd dtap vaccination. his entire leg swelled several sizes larger than normal. it was hot and red. i told the dr. back in az and she said we should not give him anymore and reported it to the cdc. that was probably 6 yrs ago. he hasn’t had once since. a few weeks back the kids had well checks. i talked to the new dr. about what happened and he decided that since henri had no reaction with the first 2 rounds of the dtap he should be fine to get the shot. we saved the shots for another day and when we went back to get them i just had a bad feeling. i couldn’t do it. i talked with the injectionist and she told me to ask his allergist to test and see if he was allergic. well we did and he is. this is one of those times i am so grateful i trusted my gut. i was so close to just giving it to him. he’s still allergic to peanuts. bummer!
we also talked a little about ivans sinus problems. he’s had chronic sinus infections for months and has really been feeling pretty awful. the doctor said its because of the rain and humidity. when the rains kicks in some people get inflammation in their sinuses and have reoccurring infections. he said he’d probably get them every year. seeing how it rains for 9 months straight we aren’t sure what to do. he has an appointment with the allergist in february. we’ll see what happens.
henri also became a member of the boy scouts of america. he’s super excited and we are so proud of him!
trying on suits. this handsome boy was in need of new church clothes. now that he’s baptized ivan told him he’s got to step up his sunday game. no more vans to church.