A few weeks ago we read the Velveteen Rabbit. I just picked up this copy from Goodwill recently so it was a first time to read it to my boys. I was of course enchanted along with them and was thrilled to show them my very real bear.
My childhood memories are sketchy at best, but I remember clearly purchasing this bear from Kroger when I was around 8 years old. I bought him with money that my grandparents had given me for Christmas. If you look closely at the top of his head, you will see that it has a brown spot. He was placed on a freshly painted bench on the playground when I was in third grade.
He has been in Teddy Bear Surgery more times than I can count, until he just couldn't be sewed up again. He lost most of his fluff and even an ear. He soaked up many tears and provided much comfort to a little girl, fraught with grief too heavy for her to bear.
I have no idea why, but I never named him.
Andrew... bless his heart. He went from one swelling to another until........ I eliminated gluten from his diet. He has had a few slip ups and accidentally eaten some gluten since I eliminated it from his diet, and consequently he has had some more swelling, but I think we have indeed found the culprit. I had laser acupuncture to treat my gluten allergy yesterday and I ate some yummy cake today(first thing I did when I woke up). It usually takes about 24 hours for the consequences to show up when I eat gluten so I should know by tomorrow if it worked. I'm hoping! If it works for me, then we will definitely try it for Andrew.
I took Isaac (
Steve and I celebrated our 9th anniversary last weekend. And these are the only pictures I have to show for it. You'd think I was on a getaway trip for some special time with Benjamin! He is still very much attached to me and nursing on a regular basis so it wasn't feasible to leave him at home. Some good friends stayed with Isaac, Micah and Andrew. They had a blast and while Steve and I weren't completely alone, at least it was a bit quieter.
Skirt update: Well, I'm still wearing skirts everyday. I wonder how many days in a row I've worn a skirt? Maybe 2 or 3 months now? I really don't miss pants/shorts but I am starting to think I'm going to have to put a little bit more money into this new endeavor. While I have found quite a few skirts at the thrift store, I've only found 2 or 3 that I really like, and thus, I'm wearing the same 2 or 3 every day. I also can't seem to find the right shirts to go with the skirts. Because the skirts are loose and flowing, I need slightly fitted shirts to go with them. It seems that most of the shirts that I have are kind of loose.
Loose skirt + Loose shirt = Husband says you look frumpy
I'll just have to find the time to shop. And not at Goodwill. Darn.