Thursday, May 3, 2012
...Since my last post.....three days after we found out that Isaac had Hand and Mouth, Phoebe woke up from a nap with her eye swollen, took her to the walk-in clinic to find out that she had pink eye! Crazy!! Crazy!!! Crazy!!! And I am not even done yet! Not even a week later, Isaac fell off a table and broke his nub! What in the world! Can we have ONE week of no injuries or illnesses?! AHHHHHHH! I am really losing it!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Seriously, I just posted about how we were starting to get healthy! Probably as I was typing that post out God was chuckling to Himself saying, "Bekah, Bekah, Bekah, when will you learn." Last Thursday we took Isaac into the doctor for a checkup on an ear infection that he had only to discover that he had a DOUBLE ear infection. That isn't too bad, not contagious in any way. He was put on stronger antibiotics, and within a couple of days he was feeling better. Well, then on the night of day five he was acting really grouchy again and ended up throwing up from crying so hard.....fun times. Day six brought on a fever that was hard to bring down along with grouchiness. By day six on the antibiotics fever had left but he was still being a super grouch, and started drooling like CRAZY. Called the doctor back, and she got us in on the same day. We were both thinking the same thing, that his ear infections had come back. Well, the only problem was that his ears looked great. What? Please don't tell me that he is just teething. She looked into his throat and stepped back quickly. "Oh! Does he have any bumps anywhere? Diaper rash or anything?" I replied that he had a little diaper rash that had just started but wasn't bad. What was going through the doctor's mind? Was it Mono? Was it Strep Throat? Why was she asking about rashes? Chicken Pox? "He has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease." WHAT? What in the world is that? She explained further that he has sores in his mouth (hence the drooling) and the "diaper rash" were the same kind of sores. HFMD is a virus it is very contagious(great!) and very painful. NICE! So, I am pretty confident that my 3 year old will catch this as well. One of these days........we will get better!!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
My six year old son is such a sweet boy. But he is also super silly. There has been multiple times wear he will say things and Curtis and I will look at each other in a quizzical way as if to say "Where does he come up with these things?" Seriously, you have no idea, well, at least not yet. I want to capture some of these so I can read them back to him when he gets older. So, here is the first installment of "Benisms" While walking into a freshly cleaned house. "Mom, it smells so shiny in here." While looking at the stream in our back yard. "When you get baptized in the stream all of your sins drown" While snuggling up to me on the couch. "Mom, you are my favorite mom and I love you!." "Ben, thank you, but I am your only mom" "No, you're not, Eve was my first mom." "Yes Ben, I guess you are right, I am glad that I am your favorite." More to come.....
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I have a serious problem. I might even label it as an addiction. I am fully addicted to.......recipes! There, I said it, I am so ashamed. I have been working on a project now for almost 5 months trying to wrangle up all of my 18 recipe books and combining them into 4 binders......well, 4 binders plus the cookbooks I don't have the heart to cut recipes out of like Pioneer Woman.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are back! Did you decide to take the plunge? Are you determined to rid your self of processed foods for 30 days? If you have made that commitment this is the next step; TOOLS. Tools?! Why would anyone need to have tools for this challenge? The success of this challenge (especially if you are doing the majority of your cooking in one day) is heavily dependent on the tools that you surround yourself with.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I love menu planning!! I have been doing it for almost two years now and it is a huge life saver! No more picking out meals by how you are feeling, and no more staring blankly at your fridge wondering what to do. Zaycon. Organic, skinless, boneless chicken breast for $1.69lb!! They catch is they come in 40lb boxes. Now we will use all of that but for other families who won't or don't have freezers (more on that later)to hold all of that chicken you could always split the order with a friend or 3 other friends! The boxes are divided into (4) 10lb bags. Super easy, super nice! Orange Chicken from Costco. I cannot find a good Orange Chicken recipe that the sauce has good flavor. I even tried Panda Express's Orange Chicken Sauce and I still didn't like it. So, we buy Costco.....mainly for the sauce. But other then that everything else is homemade, no more store bought nuggets or fish sticks or tator tots or soups or prepackage pasta meals. Now, I still have on hand a few boxes of mac and cheese as a backup plan for babysitters to make or if grandma watches the kids at her house I will take a couple of boxes over for her to prepare.