|"Look, Mommy, I have a mustache!"|
Since we like to go to the 'burg for the Fourth anyhow, it made since to head on in.
|I thought the wings were rather funny and wondered if he was part of a Red Bull campaign. ;o)|
I have to tell you, we were so ignorant of celiac disease prior to B's diagnosis (an update on that in a moment or ten). I had always wondered why he couldn't just take the burger off the bun and eat it. Turns out, it's not just eating "no carb" like if you were on Adkin's. It is an autoimmune disease and it attacks the villi in the small intestines if gluten is present, which means no gluten. None. Not even a crumb off a crouton that had been picked off a salad. So, definitely no taking a burger off a bun. Not to mention all the cross-contamination I've been reading about. Yikes!!
We had burgers Wednesday evening and Saturday evening and that was that.
Lissie has this delightful "ice cream window" so she handed out cones after lunch.
We did make it to the fireworks, and they were wonderful. There's nothing like a small town during a holiday. We camped out on the hillside just past the Robo (JiffyLube?) on Patrick Henry Drive and the girls chased lightning bugs until they were exhausted.
|Oh that sky! I swear we don't get skies that deep or clouds that fluffy here.|
Instead, we picked up gyros from Souvlaki and headed to the Duck Pond.
|That bench over there along the pond is the bench we were sitting on when Brien proposed. :o)|
Sunday found us heading home and me racing to check my gardens. (I know, I know, shocking...)
Everything looks wonderful except for two dying plants in the planter--I have NO idea why--and the beautiful blue chip butterfly bush by the gazebo. It looks as if it too is dying. I'm heartbroken and can't help wondering if my voles might be to blame...
Monday we had swim team photos, a reconnaissance mission to price gf foods (don't even get me started!), and then home to clean only to head back out for swim meet.
Yesterday we had out of town company for the day (Joe and his family), and today the girls and I visited (however briefly) with Nana and Pop and GG at CW. Yes, that's right, GG's here for a visit! :o) Hooray! :o)
So, yes, I've been busy. VERY busy. I stole this time to update so I'd remember everything. Now I'm off to fold laundry, empty the dishwasher and clean up the lunch mess...
Oh, and quickly, Brien heard back from the doctor last Friday that he has multiple alleles that show celiac. Dr. F said he would call to set up a preop appointment with a GI and B just found out it's not until August 28!! We both find this rather frustrating as we are ready to go gf so he can be healed. We know what the problem is, let's just do it! And we can't!!!! ARGH!
Oh, and I called the pediatrician Monday about having the girls tested for celiac and the MTHFR (B has double heterozygous MTHFR mutation--clear as mud). I had wanted to speak with Dr. Jen about it all, but for now, am waiting for her to order the blood tests and we'll talk afterward.