Saturday, December 22, 2007
On the allergy front, things are going pretty ok. We're looking into alternatives to your typical dairy foods and things are looking promising. We've discovered a small section of health foods in a local grocery store. It had a non-dairy pizza that, despite the spinach topping, was pretty decent. I'd still take regular pizza over it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Ezra wouldn't eat any because he's used to his pizza looking different since we usually just take the cheese off of the pizza for him. As that isn't an option, we'll probably just make our own and make it sauce-heavy so he recognizes it. We also picked up some soy yogurt that Ezra could eat that was very convincing, some dairy-free blueberry waffles, and some tofutti cheese slices that we have yet to try. There's also a couple of small health foods stores in town that I still need to check out too. There's a big health food supermarket in Oklahoma City that I know carries some fun non-dairy foods like chocolate chips and mac and cheese, so the next time we head down, we'll have to stop by. Now that my house is "safe," I'm in the process of slowing making the rest of the world safe too (isn't that the mission of all mothers:). As we spend a lot of time at my mom's house, she's working on moving unsafe food higher up in her pantry and I'm supplying her with safe things for Ezra to eat (uncontaminated chicken nuggets, some Soy Dream ice cream, etc.) so that I can go there without having to pack a lunch first. I'm still pretty worried about other people feeding him food at Church parties, nursery, etc. I've discussed it with his nursery, but I think that I'll have to ban them from giving him anything (even if they've made it w/out dairy) just b/c I won't know if anything else they've put in it is contaminated. I've considered pinning a sign on him that says, "Please Don't Feed the Animal!" (teehehe) and I'll probably get him a medicalert bracelet too. If anyone has any other ideas, feel free to pass them on. Thanks for listening to me rant...have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Ezra had loads of fun playing with his Grandad!
Like mother, like daughter!
Ezra studiously trying to avoid making eye contact with Santa.
I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Deville...
He's still a little shell-shocked after his close encounter with the Man in Red.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Five things I was doing ten years ago...
1.) Just barely getting to wear makeup. Heaven knows it's done wonders!
2.) Eagerly looking forward to my 13th birthday when I could finally become a teenager...how mature
3.) Wearing lots of button-down shirts tucked in with belts.
4.) Reading everything in sight.
5.) Trying my darndest to be as cool as my older sisters and their friends.
Five things on my to-do list today...
1.) Check out that book for the book club blog.
2.) Make cookies for tonight's ward party.
3.) Hide the candy from Ezra (even harder when I'm eating it).
4.) Start the laundry.
Five snacks I enjoy...
1.) Candy (especially smarties, skittles, and candy canes)
2.) Saltine crackers w/a piece of ham and a pickle slice on it (I have to forgo the cheese for now)
3.) Everything bagel w/butter
5.) My son's fruit snacks
Five things I would do if I were a billionaire...
1.) Pay off student loans.
2.) Buy Spencer and me new bikes.
3.) Buy a Toytoa Sequoia.
4.) Buy a cute, new house.
5.) Give back.
Three of my bad habits...
1.) Biting my nails.
2.) Leaving my clothes on our bedroom floor.
3.) Leaving tasks half finished to go start something else.
What...we only have to list three bad habits!
Five places I have lived...1
1.) Stillwater, OK
2.) Provo/Springville/Spanish Fork, UT
3.) Logan, UT
4.) Lexington, KY
5.) Corvallis, OR
Five jobs I've had...
2.) Braum's (restaurant) worker
3.) Telemarketer, but let it be known that I wasn't selling anything, just offering a free service :P I absolutely hated that one and only lasted about a month.
4.) Interlibrary Loan (borrowing) worker in the Harold B. Lee Library
5.) Mommy, which is easily the best and hardest job I've ever done. (I don't know...I really liked that library job...;)
Five things people probably don't know about me...
1.) I still feel guilty about being mean to my brother Jesse from like 15 years ago.
2.) I loathe most any kind of housework.
3.) I'm crazy jealous of anyone who is super-active. I wish that was me, but it just isn't!
4.) I am very picky about the art work that goes up in my home, I abhor Thomas Kinkaid and decorator art. Just because it goes with my decor, doesn't mean that stupid painting of a butterfly is going up. (sorry, Kristin, I totally stole this one from you...but we're so much alike anyway, so I knew you wouldn't mind:)
5.) I am probably one of the most stubborn people you've ever met. I'm not quite sure whether that's a bad or a good thing.
Good for you if you've made it this far! Have a fabulous day!
Liberty, Stephanie, Kristin, Erica, and Megan...consider yourself tagged! For instructions, check out Melissa's blog.
Monday, December 10, 2007
While no one could claim the frigid temperatures are buckets o' fun, we're all attempting to enjoy the Christmas-like weather in whatever way possible. Ezra was out feeding the horses with Grandad yesterday and was amazed at all the "ice-pickles" hanging on the fence and the way the ice crunches under his shoes. Feeling motherly and in the spirit of the season, I made Ezra some hot chocolate (soy milk) today. He took one big gulp of it and immediately walked over and put it in the fridge. I guess he likes his hot chocolate cold :P!
Friday, December 7, 2007
As for Georiga's allergies, I'm still off dairy as long as I'm nursing. We suspect that she might have a soy allergy (since she violently throws up the whenever she has soy formula-hence we no longer use it), so I'm trying to lay off soy-heavy foods too. Those two allergies combined allow me to eat a grand total of beans and rice. Ok, it's not really that bad, but almost. Oi-It's 11:39 and I still haven't done my hair and makeup or fed Georgia her cereal...have a fabulous day!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
We just got home from Utah where we spent Thanksgiving. We had a fabulous time catching up with Spencer's family! Ezra really enjoyed playing with his aunts and uncles-especially Aunt Leslie and Uncle Kyle. He just loves people who'll go crazy with him-who does it better than teenage boys and preteen girls?!? Grandma and Grandpa Bartholomew were down from Tacoma too, so Ezra got to spend some time avoiding them (old people are scary, you know!). All in all, except for a minor snafu when I was forced to drive a moped (stupid, stupid men), the visit went unexpectedly smooth.
So, I'm finishing up my application for OSU. I'm not sure why I keep on procrastinating doing it, I really do want to finish my degree. I guess I'm just really intimidated by all those free-thinkin', smokin' hot young college co-eds (the girls, I mean...why would a bunch of silly boys intimidate me-I'm sooo married). What can I say, I'm an stay-at-home-mom for two hellions (ok, one hellion and one hellion-in-training) who can't manage to keep her house clean, let alone finish an assignment. Well, Ezra's attempting to smother himself w/the dryer sheets...have a fabulous day!