Monday, May 19, 2008

I miss these days...

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Flipping through some pictures tonight and realizing how much I miss these days.
Life seemed easier when the kids were smaller. I suppose it didn't at the time, but now I think about it and it was a whole lot easier. I miss their cute little baby faces.
They are growing up amazingly fast. As much as they drive me crazy right now, I know I need to try to appreciate this time I have with them.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Update on "the bumps"

Two weeks ago I blogged about Julia's rash that was diagnosed as Molluscum. At that time she had hundreds of blistery bumps all over her legs, red bumps all over her face and arms. I was shocked a few minutes ago when I looked at her legs to put medicine on them. I would like to report that she has no bumps on her face and arms and 5 left on her legs and they are almost gone!
The doctor and all of the medical websites say there is no treatment....there is!
I gave her acidophilus internally to boost her immune system, I gave her colloidal silver internally and some externally for the first week. I gave her grapefruit seed extract internally and despite the warnings, I put it on externally. Lastly, I used a tea tree oil ointment to help soothe and heal them. I really think that putting the GSE on the bumps the last few days have made them really dry up the most. I wish I would have taken pictures of her legs to show you the dramatic difference.
I am greatly encouraged and hope by the end of the week she will be as good as new, just in time for the pool to open!!!

Happy Mother's Day

I heard little footsteps at 6:30 this morning. Julia was sneaking into the kitchen to make me my first breakfast in bed. After almost an hour of cooking by herself (Paul checked on her once to help her find the jam), I had the most gourmet breakfast you have ever seen! Two slices of bread with lots of jam and sliced bananas. With a side of milk in a coffee cup with one of the good straws!
It was the sweetest thing ever. I was a little afraid of what she was making for an hour, but proud of myself for letting her do it on her own.

I want to say a special Happy Mother's Day to all the new baby girls in my life....
Liesl and Keeley, Lorie and Lily, Sheridyn and Maicey, Jenn and Ella, Jenn and Laena, Grace and Jordyn!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

An Artist is Born

Julia has become quite the artist. She also watches a bit of TV if you couldn't tell by her subject matter.