Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Emah's Visit!

What a wonderful time we had with Emah's visit to Alaska. Too short, too fast. Too much RAIN! Oh well, the sun of course is shining today. Some great times were had including going to the World Eskimo Indian Olympics, seeing some of the Golden Days events (in the rain), playing at the park, having a family BBQ with friends, and even visiting Chena Lakes.

Keet said his first full sentance while Emah was here to witness:

"I love Puffs!" Smart boy. He's also got most of his ABC's down already. Amazing.

From Keet: The Unoffical Story

From Keet: The Unoffical Story

From Keet: The Unoffical Story

From Keet: The Unoffical Story

From Keet: The Unoffical Story

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Keet signs for his favorite song

This was filmed in Norway.

Keet signs for "Raven" (Yeil in Tlingit). Then for the video of the "Eagle" "Mask" that "opens". They are "drumming" and "dancing". Now a days he also tell me they are wearing "hats". The videos are on the "computer".

You can see the videos he wants to see here:

Heat Wave!

Wallowing in the mud with Calin Baker Vas. Just a few miles from Fred Meyers in the heart of Fairbanks is a little boy's fantasy.

Someone learned how to say "Cheeze!"

Keet signs for "BIG". It's the Big Water Big Smile!


Friday, July 9, 2010

Visit with Aunt MacKiki

Auntie MacKenzie came for a lovely visit!

As you can tell, she and Keet don't get along at all....
Blogger is now accepting videos again, so we'll see how it compares to the youtube posts I've been doing lately. 

The two weeks flew by, but we had all kinds of fun during it. Went swimming and to the Hot Springs,  played with friends (Alex and Keet with their helmets). Oh, and the FOOD!

Keet is still talking about "KiKi" all the time. When we got to the Grumpas earlier in the week he kept asking for her, and anytime we go swimming now, he wants to know where Kiki is too.  We miss you Auntie MacKenzie!

July 4, 2010

Nummular Eczema

 Keet had his appointment with Dr. Foote last week, and his eczema is supposedly not related to allergies. Keet is not apparently allergic to the big Five (Cow's Milk, Egg, Soy, Wheat, Peanuts).

There are still lots of possible irritants out there though that may be causing him to react with the eczema outbreaks. While traveling in Norway, he was horribily uncomfortable. I still suspect there is some sort of food/environmental irritant.

We started steroid treatment, and it looks so much better than it did, but this can't be a life-long solution. The eczema he's diagnosed with mostly is found on old men (go figure, my old soul). They say it's cause is unknown. Poor baby! It literally appeared one day and has slowly become worse and worse. Glad he's relieved from the itching for now, but drugs for life is not a realistic approach.

Our next appointment is on Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Beach Time

This was actually taken back in May, but must be posted.  We went to Chena Lakes just about 30 minutes from the house. It's as close to the beach as we get in interior Alaska.