Monday, September 16, 2013

The bald spot

 Poor Koda woke up the other day and I noticed he had a bald spot.

So I immediately called grandma since I had no clue as to what would cause a kid to suddenly lose their hair. She said it could be ringworm and to take him in. I wasn't convinced because there was no rash or anything....just nice clean scalp. But we went in just to be safe....didn't really want all the kids to start losing their hair.  Thankfully he is not contagious.........unfortunately the Dr thinks its Alopecia Areata. Its a skin condition that causes hair loss. At the moment it is just a small spot the size of a dime or a nickel, it could get bigger or it could stay the same. Eventually it could grow back in and eventually he could get another bald spot. Its also possible that he could end up completely bald.  But at the moment I am not 100% convinced it is Alopecia. Its fine if it is and we are not going to make a big deal out of it, He is healthy and its just hair. There are lots of really good looking guys that are bald. And lets face it, if we look at it as being normal and not make a big deal of it then he wont make a big deal out of it too.  So we are just letting it be and going to see what happens.  And in all honesty.....there really is nothing we can do about it so why dwell on it.
If you want more info to read up on what Alopecia is here is a website:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


My family is really starting to enjoy getting out and visiting parks where we can go on nature hikes. I remember going hiking as a kid and really loved it so now I am passing that love on to my kids. Over the summer we tried to go on a few and next year we are hoping to go numerous times each month if not every weekend. This past weekend we headed over to Pine Lake State Park. It was a last minute trip and all we told the kids was to get in the car we had a suprise. We drove around and they kept trying to guess what the surprise was. Koda actually thought the surprise was driving around Eldora HAHAHA.  They were thrilled to discover that the surprise was a hiking trip.

First Day of School 2013

The School year has started for all three kiddos. I can't believe they are all in school now. Not exactly sure what I will be doing with my free time. Its been 7 1/2 yrs since I have had free time so I am really looking forward to it. Anyways here are the first day school pictures!