Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas!

I love Christmas - the lights, decorations, family and the smell of the tree. This is our first year to not go to Bradbury Christmas Tree Farm and cut one down. Evan and I were doing that before Riley was even born. The allergist said to avoid the tree and fireplace so we are. We want to turn our wood burning fireplace into a gas one but it's REDONKULOUSLY expensive! Yes, I use redonkulous. I was sad about not being able to smell pine so Evan and Riley got me a pine scented candle. Our tree is huge! We got a black friday deal so it only cost $50 + free shipping. Sweet!!! 


Riley's Christmas Tree

Not much new on the EE issue. We miss cheese really bad. Gouda, swiss, american, cheddar, monterey jack, pepperjack....sigh. She is losing weight, she weighed in at 52 yesterday, which means she's lost 4 lbs in 3 or 4 weeks. I talked with the Dietitian yesterday and we can't give her the weight gain stuff b/c it has pea or coconut in it and she's allergic to those. Soo....steak, margarine (which we don't use b/c it's seriously 1 ingredient away from being plastic) bologna, cakes, cupcakes, cookies (which I have to make since she can't eat anything and i don't want to pay $397 for a cookie) have been increased. We're down with the steaks, I was pleased to hear that. I made her some cupcakes yesterday JUST LIKE THE CAKE from Thanksgiving that she couldn't get enough of. Well, turns out she only liked it in cake form. It took my whole $8 box of flour :(

She spent the night with her bff Kayla - 1st sleep away since the diet went into effect. It went very smoothly. I sent some food and Tricia is her 2nd mama so I wasn't worried about.

Adoption wise - nothing :(  but I did get to see S & S a few days ago. We only stayed for a minute, it killed me to leave but.....

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