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June Food Favorites - A Photo Essay

That's the sound of the month of June just passing me by. I have a lot of blog story ideas on my mind but just not enough time to write them. Instead, I thought I would post a few of my favorite food photos of Henry from this past month.

What to do about dairy?

Last week I took Henry to the pediatrician. He was diagnosed with yet another ear infection. This is his fifth serious ear infection over the past seven months. The pediatrician gave us another round of antibiotics and was concerned enough to refer us to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for an evaluation. 
When Henry is sick his usually bubbly and outgoing personality changes to clingy and cranky. He has trouble sleeping for more than a few hours at a time, without crying out for comfort. It's rough on the whole family when he does not sleep well because his ears are hurting. I am tired of giving Henry multiple antibiotics and I am worried that his hearing and speech development are being affected.

Ear infections are fairly common in young children and there is a lot of conflicting advice about how to treat them. The most common treatment for recurring ear infections are ear tubes to help drain the fluid that builds up in the middle ear. This is a relatively quick procedure, but …

A Daycare Report Card

A few months ago, I wrote about searching for childcare for Henry. He has been attending daycare three days per week for nearly three months months, so I thought I should provide an update. 

Overall, Daddy and I are very pleased with the quality of care Henry is receiving. The staff are caring and attentive. They challenge him to learn new skills. The other children are kind and gentle. They welcome Henry when he arrives each morning and include him in group play activities.

Henry eats three lunches and three snacks per week at daycare. Although breakfast is included in the cost of Henry's childcare, we give him a hot breakfast at home each morning. Henry is ready to eat as soon as he wakes up so it just does not work for us to have him wait for breakfast until we drop him off at daycare. 
When we enrolled Henry in daycare, I requested a copy of each week's menu in advance. This lets me know what they plan to serve and prevents me from duplicating dishes when I put together o…