Thursday, October 18, 2012

Koda's Snack Suprise

When I first got pregnant with my oldest, Koda, I knew I was in for things like poopy diapers, spit-up, and vomit. Those are the things that give us mom's that super power called an Iron Stomach! Although  I admit that I can not handle vomit at all. In fact, as I type the word vomit, I can feel myself wanting to gag. But that is a different story and we need not go there. Anyways, I was recently reminded of another reason that mom's have the Iron Stomach ability. At some point our children will want to make us a meal or a snack. Its great for kids to be given this opportunity to create something for us and Koda decided to make me a snack. So he grabbed 1 saltine cracker, 2 slices of bread, some peanut butter, and a handful of mozzarella cheese. With his ingredients and a daddy to help him (Keith thought this was hysterical) Koda made me a very special sandwich  The pride on his face was beautiful. So I had no choice, I had to take a bite. I believe in trying everything before deciding if it is good or bad and I try to teach my children this as well. So I tried it and surprisingly it wasn't that bad. It wasn't something that I plan to ever make again, but it wasn't something that was going to send me running for the toilet either. And thank goodness for that because my proud little guy stood right next to me watching me eat every last bite. Of course I did take a picture of the inside before I ate it to share with the rest of the world

Thank you Iron Stomach, you have once again saved the day. I am so proud of my boy and of myself. Whew!

Cady's Heart Appointment!

October has turned into one of the craziest months we have had and I am sure as the kids get older we will have more and more months that are just as crazy or possibly even crazier. Since I am a stay at home mom, my calendar has pretty much been open for the last 6yrs. When I would make an appointment I would rarely look at my calendar because it was usually open. Well this month I have actually had to learn how to schedule pretty much everything. Between visits from the repairman, Dr. appointments, conferences for the kids, birthday parties, and furniture/appliance deliveries....I am sure there are other things as well but my brain is fried trying to just keep everyday in order. Its just been crazy. 

This week we had one of the big Dr appointments for Cady. She was born with a heart murmur. More precisely Pulmonary Valve Stenosis, which means that her pulmonary valve doesn't open all the way. It hasn't gotten better but it hasn't gotten worse. More importantly, her heart is handling the murmur very well and is not thickening. So a good appointment and now she does not have to go back to the Pediatric Cardiologist for another 4 yrs, YAY! Oh and the nurse was nice enough to give Cady a copy of the ECG, how cool is that!

Oddly enough this day was one of our quieter days. But Vannah thought otherwise and passed out right before dinner. She ended up sleeping straight through the night and well into the morning. 
She didn't even wake up when we moved her to her bed. Sometimes I really wish I could fall into such a deep sleep and wake up really refreshed in the mornings. I am completely jealous.