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Entry 11 ~ July 6, 2010
Summer Fun!

Over the past week, we have been taking the kids to a Vacation Bible School put on by our church. The theme this time was western, and they had a lot of fun 'ranch' type things to do. One day they even had people bring in some of their animals for a petting zoo. Isabelle and Michael both had a turn riding the horse too. They both really loved it, and we all have had one of their catchy songs about a tumble weed stuck in our head. I'm very glad we got them up early every day and took them in for the week. I would even say it was worth them being tired and cranky every night.

TitusWe have been wondering if Titus' eye color is going to change or not. Isabelle's eyes changed from blue to brown at just a couple of weeks old, but Michael's took much longer. It wasn't until Michael was about 5-6 months old that his eyes changed from blue to brown. I was surprised it took so long with him. Not surprised that they changed from blue to brown though. Jeremy does have much darker skin than I do, and he also has the dark brown hair and eyes. I assumed that the dominant gene would win out again.

Titus does, however, tend to be more like me with the lighter skin. I do have green eyes though, so it will be interesting to see if his will ever change or not. I have heard about some eyes not changing until as late as 1 1/2 years old. He does have pretty deep dark blue eyes that I really love, but I guess we will just wait and see. I would be just fine though if they all end up with their daddy's brown eyes too!

When Titus turned six months old, we started introducing some solid foods, the mild ones like rice and then after that some different fruits and veggies like squash, carrots, applesauce, etc. It appears though, that he is not doing as well with them as I had hoped. He seems to be having a lot of trouble with constipation. He has gone from having 2-3 messy diapers a day to one every 3+ days. Not a good thing. The poor little guy gets pretty obviously uncomfortable too.

I had heard before too that babies just need some time to adjust from not being on a solid liquid diet anymore, and 3 or more days is perfectly normal for them when introducing baby food. I figured we would give it a try for a little while, but he gets pretty uncomfortable after the first couple of days, and by day 3, we would end up giving him a suppository to help him out a little. Every time afterwards, he has been MUCH happier.

So I'm not really sure what to do now. I don't want him to have a dependency on the suppositories, but I also hate when he is so uncomfortable. He's my third little one, and I still get worried about these things. Got to love these times! I suppose we will probably take him to our naturopathic doctor and have him tested for any sort of allergy or other problems he might have. It will be interesting to see what we find out.

Isabel and MichaelOn the Fourth of July, we ended up spending the evening at Jeremy's parent's house. We had a great time with lots of yummy food and the kids really had a good time playing and watching the fireworks. My brother-in-law got some fireworks to set off at the house, and afterwards, we all watched the local city fireworks that we could see from their front yard. The only downside about summertime and fireworks is that you have to wait until it is good and dark out, which for here is almost 10:00p.m. Needless to say we were out pretty late that night. The kids did have lots of fun and it was well worth the effort.

Hope you all had a nice celebration with your families!

Here is a picture of Titus enjoying some solid food, and also one of Michael and Isabelle playing together with some Legos.

Until next time . . .
Emily

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