Happy birthday w/ our friends.

J turned 6 on the 1st and Little J turned 4 on the 11th. We decided to have a joint party on Friday since we were in Vegas during the weekend between (when we normally do it). The plan was suppose to have a splash day but the weather was not warm enough so we had a dinosaur party instead. I made a volcano cake with a dino scene around it, the kids made coffee ground dough fossils and baking soda volcanoes, we ate dinosaur chicken nuggets and fun was had by all.

J spent most of the party lounging in the livingroom due to his allergies and the meds wiping him out, but he did enjoy watching “The Land Before Time” as his friends wandered in and out.
Here’s a few pics and I’ll write about Vegas another day.

watching his volcano explode

watching his volcano explode

getting his volcano ready

getting his volcano ready


Back on Wheat

I took Little J for his well check-up (yes a million months late) today.  We had gone to urgent care a few wekks ago because he was complaining about his ears.  Turns out they were full of fluid from his allergies so they prescribed the active ingredient in Zyrtec.  when I went to pick it up from the pharmacy they said my insurace didnt cover it because I can buy it on the shelf.  All well and good because it was cheaper on the shelf.  So the base clinic set up an appointment and said they could prescribe some for him if he could take a pill.  (he does.)


So today we left the clinic with

-a pill prescription of zyrtec

-a referral for an allergist to run an alergy panel to make sure it is just environmental factors causing his congestion and not foods

-a referral for an ear nose and throat doctor to make sure his tonsils are not the cause of his horrible snoring and poor sleep

-orders to eat wheat for the next 3 weeks in preparation for a blood draw to test for celiacs

I am not looking forward to feeding him wheat.  We just had a whole week wth only one pair of dirty underwear.  Wheat means an every day occurance.  *POUT*  But hopefully we will know after the bood draw and the allergy tests what the real story with wheat/oats/gluten and Little J’s tummy is.