Monthly Archives: July 2008

Happy Birthday George!


Today is George’s 8th birthday. He is reliving his youth with Sawyer these days, and is a super happy little guy.

Kristan

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No more tangles!


Some mom friends told me about this spray you could use for tangles and frizz. We tried it out on Sam’s hair this afternoon. Wow, did it make a difference! I could actually comb through her curls.
Sam can finally wear her hair like her friend Sophia. (She has been asking for a few months now 🙂

Kristan

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train show and tell

Aidan took one of the Lionel trains for show and tell today. Before we left for school, I showed him the name Lionel on the side of the train and Sunoco (the brand of whatever was in the train cargo?). His teacher told me today that he told the class that the train was P Pops’ train that he gave him at his 3yr party. It went really fast on the track. And, the writing on the side said “no sharing.”

One of his teachers did everything she could not to laugh at this witty statement, while the other teacher reminded him that everyone at school had to share.

My Aidan Tilak….creative little guy.

Kristan

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big kid train


P Pops gave Aidan his old Lionel electric train set a while ago. Since Aidan is almost officially a “big kid,” we decided to pull it out and put it together this rainy Sunday afternoon. I am thinking his train interest is here for good!

Kristan

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no more junk


I did some reading during our beach vacation about food additives. I have always known they were not good, but to see how they impact the kids’ behavior is pretty amazing (and not in a good way!). I think Aidan’s beloved “pink milk” (AKA Ensure Plus) will be the toughest to get rid of. Drinking those 350 calorie pink milks got him on the US growth chart. But, it is time to start getting the bulk of his calories in other ways.

Below is some info I discovered and a link to common food additives to avoid in case anyone else wants to try to get junk out of their home. And, I will be the first to say that having a Trader Joe’s grocery store in town will make this transformation a lot easier to manage!

Kristan

In effort to safeguard our children, the FDA is now requiring a warning label on foods with artificial dyes or colors and is considering, under the advisory of advocacy groups, banning the sale of the following commonly used colors:

Yellow #5 & #6, Red #40 & #3, Blue #1 & #2, Green #3, and
Orange B

Food additives to avoid:
http://www.sweetpoison.com/food-additives-to-avoid.html

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beach trip

We had a blast on our beach vacation. We love Wrightsville beach more and more each year. Here are a few pics of our fun.

Kristan



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