Sunday, December 25, 2011

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I think this is such a cute picture for a Christmas photo shoot!  But it wasn't on Pendleton's site, it was only through their email, so I needed to put it here to pin it on Pinterest!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! 
The Wonder
The girls are playing with new toys (painting, building, pretending) & I am pretending Christmas cookies are a full meal (must clean the sprinkles off of the keyboard)!

Charlotte's eye appt before Christmas showed one cell in her left eye but we aren't going to get in a fuss about it.  Her labs showed everything is good with her liver (levels were elevated 6 weeks ago and so we were watching.... labs are taken every 6 weeks with Remicade).

6 year wellness visit showed Charlotte falling a bit off the growth curve (a little too tall for her weight).  I have noticed that she's a pretty lean girl, there's no buffer between those ribs & her back or front.  She's a healthy eater with a good appetite so the Dr. isn't too worried but would like to see her again in a year.  I question if the blame can be pointed to arthritis?  Drugs for arthritis?  Or just who Charlotte is?

Our Christmas eve activity is to decorate cookies for Santa... and we let Charlotte have a few extra!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jingle Bell Run 2011

Over four thousand runners & walkers participated in the 2011 Portland Jingle Bell Run, fundraising over $142K for research & programs through the Arthritis Foundation.  Amazing!  It was a balmy 32 degrees :) but it wasnt raining so YAY!!!

We had another great turn out for Tottie's Team!!  Thank you Lori, Courtney, Melanie, Patti, Linda, Brad, Jill, Merissa, Emalee, Tate, Carson, Emme, Britany, Janet & my parents!
 And my cousin ran in Franklin, TN!  Her first 5k, I am so proud of her!!!

Ellie & Emma getting ready to run with Emme & Carson
Getting some pre run candy canes from Santa
Friends Tate & Emme at their 1st JBR!
Charlotte just had her check up with her rheumatologist.  She sees him every 6 months because its the eye dr. that Charlotte sees on a regular basis.  Charlotte's joints are quiet, so she sees the rheumatologist as a check in, a talk & a body check.  He said she's super bendy which is great but will invite the likelihood of sprains etc from activity.  Well... cross that bridge.  He didnt like the levels of her liver from her last labs (gets labs done every 6 weeks with her Remicade) so we will watch that with her next infusion (Dec. 23rd).  
Emma sang with Carson & Emme after the run.