It's officially hot and humid down here, but the pools are open and we have lots of popsicles and air conditioning to keep us cool. Lucy has really grown up lately and we are enjoying her ongoing monologue of our daily activities.
Perhaps the biggest change for her has been total elimination of artificial colors from her diet. Through research I've discovered that Red 40, and Yellow 5 and 7 cause hyperactivity in children. This is so well documented, that Britain is actually phasing out these artificial colors from all their food. Honestly, the LAST thing I wanted to do was to add one more thing to the list of things Lucy can not eat, but after only a few days, we all could clearly see the difference. I wasn't giving her large amounts of artificial colors, but I would give her lollipops and selected candies when in situations where she could not eat what the other kids where eating (because it contained milk or eggs or peanuts or nuts). The biggest score was the day I discovered Organic lollipops at Trader Joe's with no artificial colors.
Exciting life we lead, I know.
Other than monitoring everything that goes into Lucy's mouth, we have been busy with LISTS! PROJECTS! WE HAVE A BABY COMING! Our home improvements projects just never seem to end. And neither does this pregnancy. Please, please let this one be even a little bit early. I don't understand how there can possibly be any more room for this baby to grow. I'm maxed out.
And yes, those popsicles are artificial color free! And cost lots of Mo-ney!