Tuesday, July 9, 2013

We've Had Better Days

I think we've mentioned that Robbie has wicked eczema? 

We've been battling itchy alligator skin for going on nine months with lotions, lotion baths.  Less baths.  More baths.  No scented thing anywhere.

Combined with his sensitive tummy and the fact that the one time he had peanut butter, he may or may not have had a reaction... our pediatrician recommended that we visit the allergy department at the Children's Hospital here in DC.

We're so lucky to have one of the best Children's hospitals in the nation literally half a mile from our house, and we're even luckier that we've never had to go there.

Now that Robbie has mastered the word "doctor" and I've subjected him to a life-long fear of doctors, we came out of the day with a diagnosis of allergies to dogs and peanut butters.

And a 103 degree fever.

We've had better days.

And then you realize that an allergy is just an allergy.

And the allergy clinic is co-located in the cancer clinic.

And you think a life without PBJs isn't so bad after all.

(And then his little sister vomits an eight ounce bottle of formula in your hair and you think that maybe it is just time to go to bed.)

Monday, July 8, 2013


We are just having a stinker of a day. 

A real stinker.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Back in the Motherland

The Family Edwards' made the trek down to the pivot of the universe that is Marion, SC over the 4th of July holiday.

It was a wonderful visit and much love was showered on all us.  Not to state the obvious but Robbie and Anna Helen were the stars of the show.  The big milestone of the visit was the selection of Grandparent names for Mom and Dad.   DRUM ROLE . . . . the winning names are Nana and Pop.  Robbie called them both by their new names and they seem to fit.

We had a great 4th of July with a visit to Uncle Joey's (or as Robbie calls him JOOOOOO) pool capped off with the most American of events - the cookout.  Hamburgers, hotdogs and Italian sausage for everyone with homemade peach ice cream as the cherry on top followed by the Capital 4th on PBS ( I can't believe I just said that).

On Friday we drove down to Brookgreen Garden to visit the Zoo - a little closer to a petting zoo but still had a good time.  It was a good day spent with Dad and Mom and Aunt Paula   (Robbie's named her Apa).  It was a little hot but we survived and them came back by Murrell's  Inlet for lunch.

It is always a blessing to spend time with family.