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Last Week of Summer

I had been looking forward to a somewhat relaxed week before school began, but that hasn't really happened. Here are some things that have been happening.

Joash has been a bit determined to learn to ride a bike without training wheels. He hasn't mastered it yet, and I don't think the motivation is totally there that he will get it before the snow flies, but it will be a good foundation for next summer.
 Joash also had a dentist appointment this week to fill a cavity. No loose teeth yet to speak of, but it is strange to think that could be coming any time now.

Gideon has his four month check up at the doctors this week as well. He weight 14 lbs 11 oz and is 67 cm long. So he is growing just fine and looks super healthy.

 And poor Mataya. She had an allergic reaction to something. We aren't totally sure what yet. The only thing new in her world was that she had some apricot jam on her bread for lunch on Monday. Tuesday morning was the first I noticed anything strange because she complained her feet were itchy. Then I saw red spot on her shins and through the day it just spread all over her entire body. I wasn't overly worried since she didn't have a fever, she was breathing fine and seemed to be her normal self other then the redness all over her. Wednesday morning she woke up and it was even worse. One of her eyes was even swelled half shut. She was itchy everywhere and her arms were hot. Called our doctor who said to come as quick as we could. He checked her over well and agreed that it looked like an allergic reaction to something she ate. He gave us some medicine to help it clear up and we will be visiting the pediatric allergy doctor sometime in the future. And no more apricot jam for her right now.
But I am happy to report she looks much better today, so hopefully we can nail down the allergy soon.

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