Thursday, June 25, 2015

Beach Fun

I have this friend that is a single mom with 3 adopted kiddoes. We love hanging out and exchanging parenting tips and letting our kids play. Our kids are good friends. We have made so many great memories together. 

Friday, June 19, 2015


Many years ago, when  I was a young mom struggling to navigate the education system in our county, I met a group of crazy ladies at the church we  attended.

Every Wednesday evening the kids would all go to their classes. The moms would gather in the lobby to chat. They were all homeschool moms. Really, I was shocked. I had never met homeschool moms that were not jumper wearing, 15 passenger driving moms!

These ladies talked me into homeschooling. They opened my eyes to the blessing of homeschooling. They walked me through my first year, and my second and my third and fourth! lol

We continue to chat online quite frequently. Over the years our group has lost some members and gained some. We don't see each other very often, especially since some people had to move across the country!

Recently we got together again. I actually got to go out for coffee without kids! They came to my house to hang out on another day. I look forward to learning how to homeschool high school from these amazing ladies.

Allergy Progress

Now that I have freedom to do my research and follow my gut with Bubbie, we have made great progress. I have added lamb broth, probiotics and kefir in attempt to heal his gut. It has been working very well. He also took a very strong antibiotic for his SIBO.
 I truly believe the combination of diet and medicine is working for him.

We have added goat milk, which means: milk, smoothies, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, bread, pudding, cake, cookies have all been added to his diet!

Miss Melody provides us with precious milk. Goat milk costs approx $7 a gallon. It is much cheaper to own and milk a goat. We hope to eventually transition everyone to goat milk, which means NO MORE MAKING SEPARATE MEALS for Bubbie!

Then oh my.. we found So Delicious coconut ice cream at the local bent and dent store. He had his first ice cream at 2 years old! He LOVED it!!

We are almost completely off  that dreadfully nasty alimentum formula! He takes goat milk in his bottle. His GI gave permission to use goat milk, but she said it has the nutritional value of water. :) Never mind that I know many a baby that thrived on goat's milk! I keep a close eye on his weight to make sure he is not losing out.

We also had a chiropractic adjustment, where they found his back to be really locked up. Since his adjustment he has not needed his emergency inhaler once! Despite the humidity and seasonal allergies.

He is still on re flux meds and daily asthma meds. I have become much better at recognizing early signs of allergic/asthmatic  reactions AND protecting him from accidental exposures which has been beneficial to his over all health! Every round of steroids and breathing treatments is so hard on his little body.

His current favorite foods are strawberries, potatoes, smoothies, applesauce, apples, and graham crackers.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer Vacation, Strawberries and Friends

We ended school on June 1. We ended babysitting the next week. June 8th was Nesiah's last day of school. Summer vacation is officially HERE!

Bonfires require meds AND cuddles with Lady for Bubbie.

Guitars and S'mores are requirements for the big kids.

We have been very busy... Lots of running here there and everywhere.

Some pool splashing...

 A little bit of building in preparation of our new animals.

Goofy Chipmunk cheeks..

Strawberries.. lots and lots of strawberries. 100 quarts once all was said and done.

 We got them for 1.50 a quart! So incredibly blessed!

My kids LOVE strawberry smoothies!

We also purchased a bunny rabbit and a goat. We made some new friends and reconnected with old. We have been so incredibly busy that I have yet to see the lazy days of summer! 


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Birthday Ballons for Heaven..

It is our tradition.. Every year we have pizza, wings and balloons in memory of my love. 

The kids love celebrating his birthday as much as I do. 

We released ballons.. 

A month later and Bubbie still talks about the boons going to Jesus, And the moon,  And to mesh with the helicopters.