Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Weekend Recap

I'm on the quite the recap roll, so why not fast forward to current day (hello mid January) and give you a little glimpse at our weekend.  Conor had been out of town on business travel for part of the week, so I was thrilled when he snuck out early on Friday and joined the boys & I for lunch.  We then took the littlest to the pediatrician...  He's had some pretty bad eczema for about two months now, so we believe he may have a dairy allergy.  Since I am breastfeeding, this affects me too.  So as of Saturday, I am officially dairy free.  It's going to be a very difficult transition for me.  Luckily, we make most of our meals from scratch, so I will be able to find substitutes and hopefully get in a good non-dairy groove.  Thanks to all for the kind thoughts and words of support on my Instagram post.  I would love to hear even more about recipes you love or good dairy substitutes.  Surely, I can use all the help & support I can get.  This change left me in a bit of a bad mood, which was no good coupled with the post holiday funk, which always seems to happen after long visits home.  Thankfully we had a pretty packed weekend that kept me in relatively high spirits.  

We had not one, but two birthdays parties to attend, so we divided & conquered on that front.  I took Liam to a tea party (even boy moms get invited too!) Saturday morning.  The host had goodies for everyone, which included a bowtie & suspenders!  I was able to get Liam on board with the bowtie, but not the latter.  However, come Easter, he most definitely will be sporting the suspenders.  Eek, I can't wait!  And then that same evening, Conor took Liam to soccer party where he ran around for 2 hours straight kicking the ball whenever he managed to get his little feet near it!  It was nice to have one-on-one time with each of the boys; I don't get that often enough!

Sunday was a true "funday"!  Conor took Liam up skiing early in the morning.  They had a little man date with another father-son duo.  I stayed home in my cozy bed with Finn, but I want to get up on the mountain Liam soon too!  They rushed back to catch the Seahawks playoff game, which if you saw was part massacre, part amazing comeback... But alas, they lost!  Then naps all around before an epic evening of sledding.  The sun was just starting to set as hit one of the fastest sledding hills I've ever been on!  I was terrified, yet completely exhilarated.  Liam never stopped smiling.  And Finn was perfectly content to hangout in his little sled, just taking in the sights.  We took him for a couple of spins down the hill whenever he would get antsy.   We were joined by friends and shared some fresh brewed hard cider at the top!  It was the perfect way to end our weekend!










Cheers to another, just like this one!

13 comments :

  1. What a perfect weekend! Hang in there with the non-dairy diet! What helped me was knowing that it wouldn't last forever :) Also, Odette's eczema was so terrible that I knew I needed to make a change. Hopefully, your little guy will grow out of it. Odette still has eczema on her legs, etc. from time to time but it's nothing like it was when she was a baby.

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  2. Bummer about the dairy, try coconut cream for your coffee if you need something. I use it on Whole30 and it's a good substitute. Your pictures from the weekend are way too cute!

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Finn's possible, most likely diary allergy. Sophie and I are lactose intolerant but that's nothing to an allergy. I'm glad you have support through this though! How much longer are you planning on breastfeeding Finn? Will your diet go back to what it was after you've finished breastfeeding?

    Finn is adorable in his snowsuit just hanging out while Liam is sledding and skiing. What's the age difference between the two again?

    liz @ j for joiner

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  4. Love the little snow bunnies!! I cannot wait to get Cam on skis! I started when I was two, so I feel like Cam is going to be so old when he starts next year! So fun to be able to spend a little one-on-one time with each boy...that time is so rare! Have a great week!! xo

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  5. Perfect weekend! So sorry to hear about Finn's allergy though - poor guy. Hoping the dairy free life isn't too bad for you and that he starts feeling better soon!

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  6. Sledding looks like so much fun! Sorry about the dairy allergy! That sounds tough.

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  7. Best of luck to going dairy free. Whole Foods has great nondairy subsitutes, the only thing that is not worth subbing is cheese. I went vegan for awhile (pre babies) and I lost a lot of weight so thats also a plus. Hope Finn gets a diagnosis so you know what youre dealing with.

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  8. What a fun weekend! Sorry about finn's doctors appointment. Glad you've got r figured out though. We had a double party weekend too. Sleeping looks like so much fun!! I'm a bit jealous. We got "snow" on Sunday and 10 minutes after it stopped and Cam came inside from playing in it it was melted. Welcome to the south. Ha ha

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  9. So fun! What a great weekend! Finn looks so cute just hanging out!

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  10. Such a fantastic weekend. You are excellent at shooting those sun flares! Bummer about Finn's dairy allergy. Avocados are a nice sub for cheese with eggs, sandwiches, or tacos. They are just good any time really ;) did his exzema flare really bad with dairy specifically? I ask bc Ben has exzema but he has had it since he was born. I don't think it's diet related... It seemed to get better for us when we switched soaps..and used the Aveeno Naturals for Exzema lotion religiously.

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  11. Love these pics!!!! Little Finn on the sled is the sweetest! And good luck going dairy free, breastfeeding is hard work but so worth it, right?! :)

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  12. I have a friend who recently cut out dairy. And the two recipes I blogged about today can easily be made without any dairy. She even used almond meal instead of bread crumbs. As she gives me recipes I can totally forward them on if you are interested :).

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  13. What a fun weekend! (Minus the Eczema and dairy allergy!) The snow pictures are beautiful. There is just something so sweet about a bundled little babe in the snow. I am bummed we don't get snow here in Texas.

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