Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 21

Update on Boy's Endocrinologist Appointment

The boys had their endocrinologist appointment Tuesday and xrays again. Good news, mostly, for Tris. Not so great on Trace, but still chugging along.

 

More about it below-

Wednesday, March 19

Artistic Corner Bulletin Board on a Concrete Wall

The Artistic Corner bulletin board we created during our early Spring Break week. It was a bit of a challenge on the concrete walls to make a bulleting board, but we did it! Just over 6'x3' it's a very nice size also.
 
How we made it below-

Tuesday, March 18

Going Swimmingly With Splash Math

Like last year, after holiday break we hit a wall with math. Once again, I turned to the internet for some fun new ways to present math. Coincidentally, that same week I got an email from Mr. Mithum of Splash Math asking if I would try their program and review it. I've not done a free trial for review before, but the timing was just a little too perfect. I gratefully accepted the exchange & Tris started using Splash Math in February.

Monday, March 17

Saturday, March 15

Happy National Quilting Day!

Did you know today is National Quilting Day? I'm not much of a quilter but my Mom always has been and her mother was as well. Maybe someday I will find the time too also =) 

I saw this quilt last year at my mother in law's shop and loved it. When I do quilt I'd love to make something like this, but with fabric images of our family members in the center of the flowers instead of the squares in this one and a quote about family by a tree in the large square.

Happy Quilting Day!

Friday, March 14

To Normal and Back Again

I still can't run without my lungs trying to commit murder - suicide, but otherwise I've been feeling pretty blessed on the oxygen front lately. Dulera and getting as much corn as possible (in North America) out of my diet/environment was pretty drastic. My daily peak flow, which prior to 5 years ago was about 500, is back up to around 450. An awesome improvement from the 300s on prednisone and lower 200s on maintenance meds and nebulizers without prednisone (basically added whenever I hit the 100s).

Thursday, March 13

Pics- Cosmo Park (under construction)

 
Tuesday, the last day of our early spring break week was gorgeous (& we finally felt better) so we headed to Cosmo Park. Couple more pics below-

Tuesday, March 11

Happy Birthday to Me ;-)

Okay, so actually more then a month has passed since my 29th (gulp) birthday... that's right, I am less then a year away from the big 30. For said birthday Trevor's parents and grandmother sent me lovely cards and birthday money. As you probably know, I am not a crazy spender so a good chunk of that money was still waiting to burn a hole in my pocket a month later.

Monday, March 10

Tristian Pulminologist Appointment

Tris, like the rest of us was pretty sick for nearly the entire week two weeks ago and dragged on through most of last week. Which was unfortunate because last week was suppose to be our Spring break. Tristian had his normal pediatric pulmonologist appointment last week on Thursday. By Thursday he was doing much better. No fevers for a couple days and breathing better. However his pfts showed that he still wasn't breathing as well as he should be. So Dr. Ben increased his maintenance steroid from one puff twice a day to two puffs twice a day to help get his lungs back where they need to be. Hopefully when we go again in three months we'll be taking the dosage back down to one puff twice a day.

Friday, March 7

Summary- Cost of Making vs Buying Snack Cups

This post is the summary of a week long series of 5 posts breaking down the difference in cost of making compared to buying snack cups. We've recently started making up our snack cups for the week each Saturday or Sunday. The boys get to help, which they really think is awesome, and we save a little bit of money. We make up 15 snack cups of 5 jello, 5 pudding and 5 yogurts with granola on top.

Complete summary of Cost and value below-

Thursday, March 6

Reusable Containers- Cost of Making vs Buying Snack Cups

The first three days of this week I broke down each of our snack cup foods (yogurt, puddjng and jello) and their cost compared to buying the premade store bought versions.

Today's post is about the reusable 4oz animal themed snack cup containers we use and how their cost figures into the savings equation. Where we got our containers and their cost breakdown below-

Wednesday, March 5

Jello- Cost of Making vs Buying Snack Cups

This is the gelatin snack part of a week long series of 5 posts breaking down the difference in cost of making compared to buying snack cups. This the last post about what goes in the snack cups, the previous posts being pudding and yogurt. Tomorrow's post is about the containers. Like the previous two snack cup foods, we make up 5 jello snack cups each week.

Below is the how and cost breakdown for making our jello snack cups-

Tuesday, March 4

Pudding- Cost of Making vs Buying Snack Cups

This is the pudding part of a week long series of 5 posts breaking down the difference in cost of making compared to buying snack cups. We make up 5 pudding snack cups each week.

The how and cost breakdown is below-

Monday, March 3

Yogurt- Cost of Making vs Buying Snack Cups

This week's postings are 5 posts breaking down the difference in cost of making compared to buying snack cups. Today is the yogurt snack cup part of the series. We make up 5 yogurt snack cups each week.

The how and cost breakdown is below-

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