We've had a really good weekend. Yesterday we went to Home Depot so the girls could go to the kids workshop. They made pencil boxes and had a great time. They were able to paint them and then once they dried, decorate them with stickers. They turned out really cute.
They have already looked all over the house for all the pencils, pens, crayons, erasers, markers, etc that they can find to put in them :)
Yesterday was 6 weeks since Ella got her ears pierced which meant she could change her earrings. She picked out the pair she wanted to wear and then the crying started... She didn't cry at all when she got them pierced, but for some reason she freaked out about me changing them. After I finally convinced her to let me, she was fine, but man it was a drama filled few minutes. She's wearing pretty flower earrings now :)
Yesterday afternoon we went to Panthers Fan Fest. The girls were so excited :)
Today, we haven't done much of anything and its been great. I was able to take a nap this afternoon and it was heavenly! :) Everyone needs to have a lazy day every now and then.
Ella is on a gluten free diet in hopes that it will help with her joint pain. I've read about people having very good outcomes and I hope the same is true for Ella. Today is day #4 and so far, so good. Its getting a little easier figuring out what she can and cannot eat. Gluten is in all sorts of things...things I never would have thought would have gluten in them (like cream of chicken/cream of mushroom soup and some brands of chicken broth...). I had read that some kids have trouble switching and don't like the taste and/or texture of gluten free breads/pastas/cakes/cookies/etc. That hasn't been a problem though. She's eaten a couple of sandwiches and said the bread is great. We had spaghetti last night and she had gluten free pasta (brown rice pasta) for the first time and loved it! I thought I'd made her too much, but she ate all of it and asked for more (but settled for a bowl of just sauce and cheese). And of course she loves the cookies she's tried :) She has whined and cried a little about not being able to eat some things (mainly apple jacks and oreos...) but for the most part she's done great. I really hope this helps her. It really stinks to see her hurting so often.