Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Here's what we've been doing the past four days...just relaxing like Roman is here. I caught him watching a movie with curious George tucked up under a comfy blanket. We did visit with family yesterday for a bit but mostly we've just been relaxing and enjoying some family time. Today the boys and I got back into the swing of things with some school work and then house cleaning. All that relaxing sure makes for one dirty house. So scrub, scrub, scrub we did and now our house is all clean again. We were going to go sledding today but the snow has melted to much so the boys are trying to make a "huge" snowman instead I'll post a pic of it later...if they can actually make one.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Louder Than Words

I read this book yesterday about Jenny McCarthy's journey with her sons autism. It was a real eye opener for me on autism. It was so interesting that I couldn't put it down she was quite crass in the book at times but also very honest. After reading it late into the night I didn't even sleep good because all these thoughts kept going through my head. Like my brain was still thinking and I was trying to sleep. Basically she believes that her sons autism was caused after receiving the mmr vaccination. He was this lively bright blued eyed boy before he received this shot. She states that she had a horrible feeling going into that doctor's office that day now she knows why. Her son had seizers shortly thereafter so bad that he would stop breathing and go into cardiac arrest. He went into a world all his own with a spaced out look in his eyes at this same point. After doing hours of research she discovered that kids with autism often have severe food allergies which greatly suppresses their immune system. After having this MMR shot their little bodies just go haywire and can't process the chemicals, mercury, virus' and whatever else the government puts in vaccines. Thus causing autism in a lot of kids not all but some. Through her research and talking with other moms she discovered that taking autistic kids off wheat and dairy thus a gluten and caesin free diet they improved dramatically. She did this with her son and little by little he started coming out of his world into ours. Also shots of vitamin b12 would help him talk. After making a lot of improvement her son began regressing a and was constantly sick a doctor told her that her son had the immune system of a child dying with aids. After consulting two doctors she found that her son had a major overgrowth of yeast in his body caused by leaky gut syndrome a very common trait among autistic kids. Her son had candida so taking him off all yeast was the next step he still was off dairy and wheat and will be off all three the rest of his life. After taking him off yeast he came out of his world completly thus almost curing him of autism. A specialist that came to evaluate her son could not believe that this was the same kid she had met a year before. He went from not speaking, not looking at anyone, having no reactions to people, not wanting to being touched. To this amazing child that could have a conversation with his mom, giving her hugs and kisses, and having relationships with peers and adults. He will always have some autistic traits such as flapping of his arms when he gets excited and a fasincation with gears, door hinges and things like that. Now I'm not saying and she said in the book that there are different levels of autism what works for one child will not work for another always. All cases are different and this was just her experience.

Why I write all this and was so moved by this book is because I have four great nieces and nephews. They all have severe food allergies and have all had severe problems because of it. My oldest nephew Racky is this amazing bright blue eyed little boy who is smarter than most. He has the sweetest disposition and is just a great kid. He has or has had in the past the leaky gut and a very suppressed immune system. It just really hit me that had he been immunized we might never know what an amazing kid he is or what his potential would be. He may not have had a severe reaction like autism but I also don't doubt that he wouldn't have.

We have the most merciful and graceful God. I am so thankful that God blessed Racky and his siblings with the great parents he did. God blessed them with a great Doctor and also the wisdom to not get their children immunized. I pray for them daily for the wisdom in dealing with their health issues.

I'm not saying that all autism is caused by vaccinations I'm no doctor. I just very strongly agree with Jenny's thinking that some autism is caused by vaccinations. In the 1970's autism was 1 in 10,000 cases today it's 1 in 150 those are staggering statistics. Each parent has to make an informed decision about vaccinations. I'm not judging any parent for what he/she has decided to do for each parent does what they feel is best for their child. I was just so moved by her story I had to put the thoughts down somewhere and here they land on my blog. I just kept thinking of my nephew Racky and it was all I could do not to cry at points. I thank the good Lord for blessing us with four great nieces and two nephew's!!!!!!!

In case you'd all like to check out my great nieces and nephews here are links to their blogs.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Every year the boys and I go sledding it's a great way for the boys to burn some winter energy and it's fun for all of us. We only live about five blocks from this sledding hill so we go quite often. As you can see we were the only ones there yesterday it was pretty cool!

Here is Roman smiling for the camera he had a ball. He looked so little going down in the sled by himself. He loved it though he'd laugh all the way down.

Roman and Lucas going down together.

Kaleb and I going down the hill they love to go with me because we go really fast.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Museum Time..

Last Friday the kids and I went to our Public museum we seem to get there about once a year. The kids really enjoy it and learn something new every time we go. The Egyptian room is Lucas' favorite room in the whole museum he loves to study this mummy and read all about him/her. I think he's kind of creepy looking yet cool.. weird.. I know. It is pretty incredible that the Egyptians could preserve a body like this. I'm not sure how old it is but it is a real mummy from a pyramid. Although I am for sure and certain that I don't want my face like this in a museum someday:) Creepy for sure.
The mummy up top and then they have a face of what he probably looked something like which is the next picture. What eyebrows!!

Kaleb and Roman in the car having fun. Lucas in the back ground reading the info.

Roman on the carousal he loves them!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Writing a book..

Not me but Bethany here is about miscarriages. It really got me thinking about my own I had almost five years ago. Doesn't seem like that long ago but it was there are still many times that I think about that little baby God blessed us with. Sometime I'd like to write down my story of miscarriage but I'm not sure I could share it with everyone else on my blog it's just so personal to me. I have been truly blessed however by Bethany's post on the subject. One of her miscarriages was at eight weeks the same as mine. She has posted pictures of her little blessing online which were just awesome to me. It's exactly what my baby looked liked and I so wish I had taken pictures of him/her. Bethany is asking for anyone to email her with their experiences or pictures for her book she's writing. If you have any you'd like to share drop her a line.

Monday, December 10, 2007

We won..

Our third game on Sat. we are now 2-1 here is a picture of Lucas on the court.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Kaleb's talk

I had just taken off my sweater after lunch today and just had on my tank top and here is what Kaleb said.

Kaleb: Mom, you have a baby in your tummy.
Me: I don't have a baby in my tummy.
Kaleb: Well it looks like it. You might have a seed at least.
Me: What, because I have a small little bump.
Kaleb: yes,
Lucas: If mom had a baby in her tummy she would have hot flashes.
So I had just taken off my sweater because I was hot doesn't mean it's a hot flash! And for the record I'm not pregnant and I will be doing some extra ab work outs next week:)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

My great find...

Yesterday while perusing my favorite thrift store I found this bible trivia game. It's an old version of it but in mint condition plus it's the King James version of the Bible. It has 400 questions for kids and 1400 for adults so we can play it as a family to. I got it for the bargain price of $2.00 I was so tickled. The kids and I went throught several questions yesterday I was quite amazed at what the kids knew. Guess they do listen in church and devotions after all:) I can see us all learning a lot of Bible knowledge with this game the adult questions are quite hard. I also got 6 items of clothes for Lucas 4 of them with the "gap" label. Two items of clothes for Roman, a marble set for the boys, two snowman, 3 novels, two kids books all for the price of.......Tahdah $20.00 I was just giddy. Yes I know I love a good bargain this thrift store is the best. It's almost brand new, cheaper prices than goodwill, and it supports my Christian high school I graduated from. What more good you ask for:)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It's a foot of snow....

Kaleb told me when I woke up yesterday morning the boys were so eager to get outside. After school was done and a trip to the Y they headed outside. They were outside for two hours just having a blast. They built this small snow fort using ice/snow from the driveway and from making snowballs. They were all so cute out there!
Kaleb and Roman getting snow/ice for the snow fort.Roman putting his piece on the snow fort.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Basketball season officially started a month or so ago with practices but games started last week. We won our first game last week but lost our game last night. Although we lost we were celebrating over here in our house. You see Lucas made his first shot in last night's game his proud mama jumped off the bleachers I was so proud of him I almost started crying. I was so happy for him. He's been trying for so long to get that shot but the ball would always bounce off the rim it seemed. I'm told that when you make your first shot in a game you will always remember it. Needless to say he's still on cloud nine his confidence level just went up a bunch and I suspect it'll show in the following games. He played his little heart out last night his dad and I were just so proud of him!

Friday, November 30, 2007

You'll never guess what I did yesterday....

The boys and I went rollerskating!! I haven't been on good ol' fashion roller skates since Jr. High I think and that was let's just say at least 15 years ago plus..:) A roller rink by my house has homeschool skate on Thursday afternoons for $2.00 per person. That includes free coffee for the adults and pie for anyone so cheap and so fun! I haven't had this much fun with my boys in ages we laughed so hard the entire two hours. We were all sweaty and tired when we got done it was a great workout. I of course had the old fashion skates on and my boys had on roller blades they couldn't even skate in the old roller skates. Roman wore the kind that go over your shoes and skated along with everyone else on the rink. He was the smallest one out there but nobody cared all the kids were so kind to him helping him if he fell and really watching out so they didn't hit him. He was having a ball and just kept going around and around it was so cute. Anyway if you have a chance go skating with your kids my hubby said he might even join us sometime it was a very fun blast from the past. We'll be going again I told the boys as long as school work is does we can go again.
Roman in his new skates he thought he was joe cool.

See Roman in the middle amongst all the blurry kids I thought he was quite brave being so little with everyone zooming around him.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Kaleb's story

Here is a story that Kaleb wrote the other day I thought it was so cute. In his school work he often has to write a paragraph or short story but on a topic already given. I thought I'd have him write one story a week and we'll keep it in a little journal type book. After talking with a few experienced homeschool moms I've decided that I was expecting to much from him. The materials he's reading and not comprehending are 5th and 6th grade reading books. He is comprehending his second grade work just fine which is what he is in second grade. I still have a few concerns that I'm talking to a reading teacher about tomorrow so we'll go from there. All in all I think he's fine and is doing really good. Anyway this story is just so cute I had to share it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Reading some more:)

Here is my latest read I got it from the library yesterday after just seeing it sitting on a cart. Not all of the book I agree with but she has some very good information it. It was very insightful to learn how she became a child actress and how she had to stand up for her beliefs even when it meant getting fired from her job. What an example to young girls in Hollywood if only more young socialites were like this today. In a scene from "Facts of Life" the producers wanted Lisa's character Blair to lose her virginity to keep up with the times and also please the network. Lisa told them that she wouldn't do it because it went against her beliefs about having premarital sex. Although the producers and writers weren't happy they changed with script and it never took place. That's just one example from the book. She is now a homeschooling mom to her three kids and has a strong foundation in the Lord. I started reading it last night in bed at 10 and couldn't put it down I fell asleep with only two chapters left to read. Well I hear chaos happening upstairs so I better go referee in the war zone.:)

Monday, November 26, 2007


I enjoy reading a lot doesn't matter what it is I'll read just about anything. I love the fact that you can learn so much by just reading a book. My favorites to read are the Bible, mystery novels, books on quilting, gardening, natural/healthy living, running, biking, raising kids etc. the list goes on and on. It is this love of reading I hope to instill in my boys. I "make" them read for an hour a day I put that in quotations because I don't have to really make them read. They just know after lunch they have to read for an hour everyday. However, they both really enjoy reading and don't look at it as a chore.

Reading when it comes to learning from a young age can be difficult. My boys picked up reading quickly and before I knew it they were reading chapter books and novels. With reading comes reading comprehension, of course I always knew this but never really had to focus on it. Lucas comprehended what he read from day one. I know reading comprehension is vital in academic success.

Which brings me to my point that Kaleb I've found doesn't comprehend what he is reading. When reading a short kids book he can tell me what it was about. If he reads a chapter book he can tell me the character's names and few small details like that. When it comes to the plot he looks at me with a big blank look. When reading the Bible together he has a hard time comprehending that also we've been going verse by verse so this is getting better. When reading aloud he'll skip words like is, the, a, and, on, in or just switch up the words. Like maybe read "on" instead of "in" which mean two different things. I've been really focusing this year on reading with him and having him read out loud to me every day. He's getting better but I'm still quite concerned as to what to do. I've got a call into a reading tutor to talk with her but I'm starting to freak out a little bit. When I tested him from a few websites in reading he tested at a 5th grade reading level. I'm not putting much faith in that when he's not comprehending what he's reading. Maybe he's reading books that are to hard for him to comprehend I'm not sure. He can read many large words and reads fast to so maybe going back to easier books would be helpful. Any suggestions on what has worked for anyone would be great..thanx for listening to a homeschooling mom's rambling:)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Turkey Day

I know it's a day late...sorry but I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day. We had a really good time visiting family and seeing cousins we haven't seen for awhile. The boys enjoyed playing my cousins guitar, mandolin,violin and any other string instrument he has. My cousin and his two sons have their own band and play jazz, the blues, some country so he has all kinds of instruments. We had a very relaxing day it was so nice being able to visit and eat lots of yummy food. So much I had to go workout today and get rid of some before we start in on the leftovers:) We have so much to be Thankful for our God is so good!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Purse Party..

Last night I had a purse party I'm not a huge purse person but I really wanted a necklace I had been eyeing for awhile from another party. So I signed up to have a purse party to get my necklace. I ended up receiving a purse that looks close to this one the tiffany necklace I wanted and a coach wristlet for ....drumroll...FREE!! I also got to buy another purse half off that I gave to my cousin. It was fun looking through all the purses and picking out ones I liked. The purses are suppose to be fake but mine came with a coach card in it to register it online so I'm not sure now if it's real or fake. But whatever the case it looks real and I really like it...a lot!! I could be turning into a purse person good thing I'm to cheap to spend a lot of money on one!

Friday, November 16, 2007


The past two days I've been busy making these baby quilts. I'm doing a craft sale tomorrow and needed more to sell. I've got four total now not as many as I like to have to display but I've either sold or given away almost all of my small inventory. I haven't made a quilt for so long and I realized how much I missed doing it. I have a list of projects now that I want to get done. Roman kept thinking the blue quilt was for him I told him these were for babies and he's a big boy but he didn't really get why he couldn't have "that blue baby quilt". I am going to make him a quilt and Kaleb those are the next projects. My goal is to use fabric I already have which I have a ton of I'll post them on once they're done. I also baked a bunch of whole wheat bread to sell tomorrow and Lucas made some necklaces to sell. We've been busy "crafting" over here..heehee. I'm such a procrastinator and wait until the week of the craft fair to get my crafts together. Maybe I'll do better this year and make quilts as the year goes on..then again..probably not:)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Ugh, just the name gives me the heevy jeevies! I've had this one mouse in our house I've been trying to catch for weeks. I've basically been feeding the thing he's been eating the peanut butter out of the trap without and I repeat without getting killed. Last night VICTORY! I heard the trap go and prayed a little mousy would be in there and it was. Now I don't normally enjoy hurting animals but anyone that knows me knows I detest mice. I was once known to stand on a chair screaming for my brother in law who was 11 at the time to catch a mouse running around in my kitchen...that was a different house however than we have now. Anyway point is I'm terrified of them and I'm still not sure what there purpose here on earth is. I mean God created snakes to eat mice and bats to eat mosquito's etc. What do mice eat except peanut butter I feed them:) Anyway I've won the battle and let's hope there's no more! Poor Kaleb was the first one up this morning that had to take care of the mouse for his mama. I've decided this is the reason God gave me three boys..hahahah..just kidding. But he is my animal lover and was saying "awww, poor mouse" as he took it out to the trash for me! I agree I must have a serious talk with that boy about mice..heehee:)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Erasing millions of years off Noah's flood

Last night the boys and I went to a seminar by Terry Mortenson. It was so interesting and informative he works at the Creation museum and his topic was "erasing millions of years off Noah's flood". He had some good books he recommended reading one was "Grand Canyon A different View". The other one "Life in the Great Ice Age" is a children's book you can read with them. Answers in Genesis which has it's own website has some great information and books you can get to read.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Field Trip Time...

Today we went on a field trip to Aeromed it was the best field trip we've been on so far. I was very impressed with everything. We got a tour of the entire facility, got to meet the pilot, doctor and nurse that fly on the helicopter. We also got to see the helicopter and look inside it the kids got to sit in the pilot seat which they thought was awesome. The instrument panel itself was a sight to see it was pretty incredible. It was a very good learning experience for my kids the boys said it was also their favorite field trip that we've ever been on. Here are a few pictures from today.
This is the helicopter itself it's a very large piece of aircraft. Roman is standing by the tire under the aeromed sign. It gives you an idea of how large the helicopter is.

Think you can fly this?:) Yeah me neither! It's quite a site though isn't it!

Kaleb getting some instruction from the pilot.

Roman in the drivers seat watch out!

Kaleb in the back of the helicopter he wants to be a doctor someday so he especially enjoyed this field trip.

A few interesting facts:

1. The new helicopter just coming in cost 10 million..yikes!
2. The helicopter can fly 175 mph
3. They fly with a pilot, doctor and nurse on board.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Romans many hats...

Roman is a major hat kid he loves to wear baseball caps and will make a hat out of almost anything. These are just a few of his "hats" the past few weeks. The balloon "hat" was really an animal somebody made out of balloons and gave to him at a carnival last week. He's always surprising me in some way!

This is just his winter hat but I think he looked so cute in this picture to bad it turned out so dark.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


This morning I had to return some shoes for Lucas. The store is close to the big lake by us which was forecasted to have 14-16 foot waves. I thought it would be cool to see the waves and boy was it ever. There were about 10 cars at the beach and people kept coming and going. I thought we'd be the only nutty people not so I guess. I got out of the car to try and take some pic's but I got blown away and couldn't even face the water because of all the sand flying around. But I got some cool ones with the window rolled down. The boys were really amazed at how big the waves were the pictures don't really even come close to how it looked. It was beautiful I could've stayed and watched the lake for a long time. We boat on this lake all summer long and we've seen 6-8 foot waves but these were just incredible. I told the boys we'll come out in the winter and look at the lake that really is a beautiful sight.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Birthday Lucas!!!

Today my oldest turns 11 and in a way it saddens me so to think he's this old already. We had his party on Tuesday night since he has basketball practice tonight. Which is why I've already got pic's of him with his "cake". He wanted pie this year instead of cake which he does most years. I always give the kids the choice of pies or cake for dessert and then they get to pick what we have for dinner that night. I also only had seven candles for him to blow out he didn't mind at all though. He's having a sleepover tomorrow night with four friends which he's very excited about. He got his presents on Tues. he got a professional art kit from my parents which he's been working with the past two days. Sometime I'll post some of his artwork he's quite good. He also got an mp3 player from his other grandparents, some coins to add to his collection and a Bible and transformer from us. We intend to buy him a new bike as his big gift but have yet to find a good deal on one. He's fine with waiting for the good deal..what a great kid!! I'm so proud of him and the little boy er little man he's become!!
Waiting to blow out his candle's.
This is the Bible we got him it took me a long time to find the one he wanted. He wanted his Bible to have certain things it that took me awhile to find all of them in one Bible. Can you tell by the look on his face that he was just estactic with it. He said it was his favorite gift he's been reading it and using it a lot the past two days. It's something he can take with him when he leaves home someday and bring into his own home. He's owned plenty of his own Bibles don't get me wrong but this was a special Bible he's been asking for. Now I'm going to list 11 things you might not know about Lucas.

1. He loves the Lord and strives to serve him everyday
2. His favorite sports are basketball and golf.
3. He likes school and does quite well at it.
4. He's a very kind hearted child.
5. He's one of the most generous people I know.
6. He's always laughing or giggling about something.
7. He loves to entertain people.
8. He's a dare devil yet with a slightly cautious side he'll at least think about the possibility of getting hurt before he just does something.
9. He's got a creative mind most people would wish for.
10. He's very good at art.
11. He's a mama's boy..shhh don't ever tell I posted that online.:)

Happy Birthday Lucas we love you!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fall Party

Every year our friends have a fall party for the kids. This year it was freezing but the hay ride was still fun. Here is Ben and Roman on the hayride all the kids were quite cold when they came back.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

rock climbing and other fun things.

Doesn't this look fun? Yeah not me either my boys however think this would be fun. Lucas especially would really enjoy this as long as his mother never finds out:) Yesterday after working out at the YMCA the kids wanted to go do the rock climbing wall. So off they went of course it wasn't like this but they had fun just the same. They both made it to the top twice in different spots on the wall. There is four different spots to go up some are harder than others. I tried it once and made it only half way up it's much harder than it looks. They were happy they beat mom..:)

In other news today I made these chocolate peanut butter bars from oh my are they good. So easy to make and they taste just like reeces peanut butter cups. I'm going to freeze a bunch so we don't eat them all at once. Now I'm off to bake home made wheat bread and some more apple muffins for this weekend. It's baking day in case you wondered..heehee.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Apple Muffins

Something that's been hard for Kaleb is not being able to eat cake or any type of sweets. So I made apple muffins today... ok I'll admit it for me to not just Kaleb..heehee. I experimented a little bit and didn't know if they'd turn out or not but they did. They are awesome!! I put an icing on top which I went a little over board with I know but mmmm it sure makes them tasty.
This is actually an apple bread recipe that I've made for years but it also made fantastic muffins.

Apple Muffins

2 C. Flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 C. butter, softened
1 C. white sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 C. peeled, chopped apple
4 oz. applesauce
1 t. cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon.
3. In large bowl beat butter, sugar, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir in the chopped apple.
4. Pour flour mixture into the liquid's and stir just until moistened.
5. Pour into 12 muffin cups.
6. Bake at 350 for 30-35 min.


3/4 C. confectioners sugar
1 T. butter melted
3/4 t. vanilla
2 t. water
mix all together until a glaze forms and pour over warm muffins.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Fall Fun.

Today is leaf raking day we have two huge old trees in our backyard that just dump. We're raking up the first half of them today and the rest once they fall. The boys always have a good ol' time with them first though. Their favorite is to pile them up on the trampoline and jump with the leaves so to speak. I heard from two different neighbors that the boys asked them for their leaves to play with also. I'm sure glad that my neighbors both said no.

The boys pumpkins they painted after we picked them at the pumpkin farm last week. Kaleb's is the one is red and Lucas painted his with two different faces on it. I thought they turned out cute.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dairy Free donuts

This morning I decided to try and make some home made donuts that Kaleb can eat. Being they had to be dairy free I wasn't sure how they would taste. I took this recipe from
I substituted the regular milk with soy milk that he drinks. I wasn't to impressed by them I don't think it was the soy milk I couldn't even taste it. But I didn't make any with regular milk so I'm not sure if there would be a taste difference. The kids loved them and had fun putting powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar on them. I have another recipe to try that's suppose to be like crispy creme donuts we'll see how those turn out. Maybe some other Saturday.:) I will say they were very easy to make.

The dough for the donut holes.

I had just dropped them into the oil.

Brown on one side. They float to the top as they cook the kids got a kick out of watching them cook.

Our finished product. They were very crispy just missing something that I couldn't identify.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Graduating from the "baby" bike.

I've been trying to get Roman on this bike all summer long. For some reason he was scared of it. Meanwhile he pedals and steers this baby big wheel all up and down the street at a speed any mother would be proud of. I knew he was ready for his big boy bike it came down to what any parent would do...bribery:) Yes I know terrible but it worked. For two pieces of liquorice he got on the bike and let help him down the street. With in minutes he was doing it by himself and wouldn't accept any help. All night long he rode that bike up and down the driveway and asking myself and Lucas to go up and down the street with him. Today he's very quick on it and told me "mom, I put the baby bike away". I think meaning he's done riding it..heehee. Boys and their bikes I tell ya it's my kids prized possession. Oh, he did get the candy to he was so proud of himself.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Update on Kaleb

Well it's been three weeks since our hive incident with Kaleb he had his follow up appointment today at the doctor's office. He came out very well he does have to be dairy free for a year. But he should be able to have dairy once or twice a week after that the doc said. He was 50% improved over all and would've been even better but last week he had some cantaloupe and had an allergic reaction to that. That reaction set him back a bit but overall he's doing much better. I'm very thankful he doesn't have to go off gluten dairy is hard enough on him. He's also off food coloring the doc said that when children have a dairy allergy they often are allergic to food coloring and artificial flavorings and sugars. He very rarely has artificial flavorings maybe once a year if he gets a diet pop from a neighbor or something but we just don't eat it in anything nor do we really drink pop. Now food coloring is all together different it's in everything that's been harder to avoid than dairy. I've found some candy that's food coloring free he can have and I'm learning to be creative when I cook and bake. But overall he's doing much better and I thank the Lord for healing my baby in such a timely manner!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Farm fun..

Last week we had a field trip to a pumpkin patch farm. It was quite cold but a lot of fun. The kids got to take a hay ride out and pick a pumpkin to take home. The also did a hay maze, a story on how pumpkins grow, and had a pumpkin donut and cider..yummy!

Here is Kaleb on the hayride with cousins Racky and Lula.

Lucas and Roman on the pumpkin train.

Roman and his pumpkin he was very proud of it.

Kaleb and his friend on the pumpkin train.