Friday, May 30, 2014

Random Five May 30th 2014

I love doing these random five posts and linking up over at The Pebble Pond.

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1. This week the water in our pool has changed. It has gone from freezing to perfect in the last three days.

2. Little J has been growing and changing non-stop. He can ride a bike like a crazy person. He seems to have two speeds stop and speedy.

3. We also have started to swim! We can almost make it across the pool. He can swim under my legs, and phew I need to put his life vest on him now and again so I can relax. (I have no idea what he was doing in the picture...but do you like his new Junior Speedo Vanquisher goggles, they are just like the big kids.



4. Little J and I made pizza dough together today he was SUCH a good help and had great fun.


5. It's been one of those busy days. My husband just asked if I will diffuse Zen his favorite oil blend for bedtime.

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Pendant Diffusers for Essential Oils!

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 Boo recently made my Mom an amazing Terracotta pendant. Which we put on a necklace for her. Boo put some of her little jewels in it and my Mom LOVES it. One or two drops of oil is all you need to create your own personal diffuser. We used the crayola terracotta air-dry clay for this one. I loved my daughters addition of the jewels it makes it very personal. 



However if you don't want to go to the hassle of making your own Spark Naturals has some for the extremely reasonable price of $9.00  in five different styles.
 
Made from kiln-fired clay, the Terra Cotta Clay Pendants are the perfect personal diffuser for any essential oil user. They are naturally porous and as such allow for the absorption and subsequent release of essential oils so that they are easily breathed in throughout the day.
 
The Terra Cotta Pendants come with an adjustable waxed cotton cord which can be worn from roughly 15-30 inches in length based on your personal preference. Since the pendants are only 3/8" thick, they are relatively low profile and may be tucked in to clothing if desired.

To use, simply place the pendant on a flat surface and add 1 drop of Spark Naturals essential oil or blend. Wait until the oil is fully absorbed and then put it on. After several days, it may not be necessary to add essential oil every day. If the pendant becomes saturated, it is easy to clean with eco-friendly dish soap.

Terra Cotta Pendants are the perfect accessory for every essential oil user, and an affordable option for personal diffusing!



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Mom's Night Out Review - Laugh Out Loud - Fun

Moms Night Out Tricia Goyer Kerri Pomarolli

Moms' Night Out is a novelization of the hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life---where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours-what could go wrong?
Chronicling one night out gone awry, three harried moms, their husbands, a sister-in-law with a misplaced baby, a tattoo parlor owner, a motorcycle gang, and a bewildered cabbie all learn to embrace the beautiful mess called parenting. This book spotlights the unfulfilled expectations and serial self-doubts many moms feel . . . then reassures us that the key is raising kids in a loving home. Mom's Night Out is an endearing, true-to-life comedy.

I loved this book. Honestly it took me less than a day to read. I found myself chuckling often as I read the sometimes over the top antics that prevailed through the pages. I can't really put myself completely in the place of the main character. Yes I am at home with my kids all day (I work from home and home-school). However, I have the most amazing husband ever. I never have to worry if I go out and leave the kids at home. To be honest his capabilities blow me out of the water. When I go out he doesn't 'babysit' he's just being a Dad and he's awesome at it! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

 











USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and Lead Your Family Like Jesus (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children.
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I also had the opportunity to read this new devotional book. It is full of funny and inspiring things. I like having a book that you can just pick up, read a bit and feel inspired with no pressure of having to read the whole book. Because to be honest that's sometimes hard to too.

Inspired by the endearing, true-to-life movie Moms' Night Out, comedian Kerri Pomarolli has created this light, yet inspiring devotional that will definitely make you laugh, but will also help you discover that indeed you are not alone, and that God's gracious provision of love and faithfulness is at work in your life and of your loved ones.
Whether you're running full-speed-ahead or disappointed that it's Monday (again), you'll find joy in these devotions where Kerri shares hilarious stories and insights on daily life. Messy homes, messy kids, lost pets, never ending casseroles, forgetful husbands, and the desire to just take a long bath . . . This world can be a funny place, and these stories are bound to prove it. Read a devotion to brighten your morning, or catch a few words to make you smile before bed. There's never a bad time for a good laugh, and as a Mom, you need a Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

You can purchase the book here.

About the Author


Called Hollywood's "God Girl," Kerri Pomarolli is an accomplished actress, comedian, published author, Christian speaker and veteran of television---with credits that include 29 appearances on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central.



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Have you seen the film yet?

The Mom's Night Out film features Sarah Drew (Grey's Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (EVERBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE MIDDLE), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD), Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER).


Want to learn more check out others on the blog tour below.

Mom's Night Out and Mom's Night Out and Other Things I Miss!




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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blogging Through The Alphabet - E is for Essential Oils

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When I was in collage studying Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (in England it's a three year full time course) I studied reflexology and aromatherapy my during my last year.

I loved essential oils, but then I changed careers and spent time in the Civil Service in the legal field (I realized I was not made to stand on my feet all day).

Well it's been a few years and I finally found my way back to my love of essential oils, and I recently became an affiliate of Spark Naturals.It was sparked by my interest in using more natural products. I don't like medicine and my husband and I agreed to look into it. The first oil blend that caught my eye was their LLP Allergy Blend I joined the Oil of the Month Club to specifically try out this blend (Oil of the Month for April). I can tell you I have loved it.


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I have very severe allergies and over the years it has made it very difficult for me to go outside in the spring and the fall, without sneezing my head off or itching my eyes till they swell up like crazy. This year I have taken an allergy tablet maybe 3 times (when I was going to be out ALL day at a social event for my husband's job) The rest of the time I have managed my allergies by diffusing or topically applying LLP. LLP is made up of a blend of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oil.

This year I have loved that I can replace things like bug spray, heat rub, and allergy medicine. I can't wait to continue adding to my collection. Two of the simplest ways to use oils are;

1. Diffuse
2. Add to carrier oil and put in a roller bottle or pump bottle.

There are so many things I have to learn, and I feel like a novice but it's very fun! Of course there are lots of different companies selling oils. Just make sure you order from one you can trust, and make sure of the purity. If you want to learn more about Essential Oils I recently heard about a free course that you can take over at Aromahead Institute.



Check out what other people are linked up about the letter E over at Ben and Me

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Spark Naturals Item of the Week May 26 to June 1



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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - NEW Hallmark Channel Series (Review)

Do you remember the TV series, "Touched by an Angel". Well if you liked it you are in luck because the new Hallmark television series Signed, Sealed, Delivered is created and Executive Produced by Martha Williamson, who also created Touched By An Angel.

 

This week I have watched two episodes of this with my family. I was sent an episode to preview, and a friend let me watch an episode they had previously saved.

I don't know about you but it is getting harder and harder to sit and watch television or movies, without having to be worried about covering young eyes from things you don't want them to see, or comments with innuendos thrown out every five minutes.I have a 13, 11, and 5 year old and believe me we are so fed up that we just don't watch that much T.V anymore.

We are happy to tell you we have found a show that we can enjoy together. It's a cool concept, nice morals, and just plain family fun. I even let Little J watch it with us. He loved it and has already asked when it will be on again! Apparently it's going to be our new family show.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered 
The new original series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" is a wonderful combination of romance, comedy and drama that follows the lives of four postal detectives who transform themselves into a team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Their missions take them out of the office where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow always on time. The team includes charming Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius), the group's leader is a man of faith who prayerfully approaches his work with the goal of making a difference in people's lives; new team member, Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), a technophile who brings 21st century sensibility to the group; free-spirited, “girl next door” Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe) who has a photographic memory; and lovable Norman Dorman.
 
The show airs SUNDAYS, 8/7c on Hallmark
 
This incredible series even incorporates scripture in its themes and in the conversations between characters. In FACT, The American Bible Society has built a bible study to go with the series, You can sign up here 
 
Isn't that great? A seven-day Bible reading experience to dig deeper into the meaningful biblical themes revealed in each episode of Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
The Bible Reading Experience is free and currently available for one week only.

So if you are looking for a new show you can watch as a family with out jumping for the remote every five minutes. This is definitely one to check out!

If you want to find out more about the show -
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Martha Williamson - Creators Page


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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Blogging Through The Alphabet - D is for DIY


 Blogging Through The Alphabet - D is for D.I.Y


I think I married the best man in the world. I know we all think that but really my husband is awesome. Over the years he has saved us so much money by completing so many DIY projects. To be honest I have been spoiled. In my last house I remember making a comment about how handy it would be to have a new electrical outlet 'here' and boom...by the next week one had magically appeared (ha ha ha).

My husband would tell you that he learned his skills in various ways. My Dad (another D word!) has been a huge influence on him. When we were dating (I was 16 and he was 18) he would come to my house for the weekend (yes - completing chaperoned) we lived in different towns and so it was they only way to see each other. I had a Saturday job and so my husband would hang out with my family. Which a lot of the time meant helping my Dad with whatever project he was working on. The next thing my husband swears by is 'You-tube' seriously it's awesome to find out how to do something. I have often found him researching 'how' to do his latest project. Of course education is huge to and since he study engineering type subjects that really helped.

My Dad has helped with quite a few of our projects too... These two guys - can build, repair, or fix ANYTHING especially when they work together!

So now it's my son's turn Jam is starting to work with his Dad and learning how to do these things. It is great to see this information passed on to another generation. Which is a good job because their new project is a new office FOR ME! I can't wait to get in their. My old office had no windows and so it will be nice to have a desk in front of my new window. I feel that we ought to have bought shares in Lowe's or Home Depot. It's definitely my husband's favorite store.


This weekend is Memorial Day and although Jam thinks he is having a holiday from school work, he's really not. He's just doing a different kind. My hope for him is that we can pass down this ability to work hard, work out, and do that both my Dad and my husband have. If he is capable and self reliant in his abilities I know he can succeed in anything he chooses to do. I can't even comprehend the money we have saved or things we wouldn't have been able to do without my husband and my Dad. They are truly wonderful. I hope that someday my husband and Dad will be able to help my son out on projects in his own home, now that would definitely make a good picture.

Pop over to Ben and Me to read other 'D' posts.

Ben and Me

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Random Five Friday - May 23 2014

Random Five Friday

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1. I actually got in the pool today. The water was up to 79 degrees so I thought I would try. It actually wasn't that bad. However I didn't stay in as long as the kids, they are just crazy!

 2. Little J has finally found our blocks again since we moved. It's fun watching him build again. He likes doing it while I read.


 3. My kids last swim practice inside was yesterday. I guess it's a good job they don't mind swimming outside because that's where swim practice moves to on Tuesday. Burrrr to cold for me.

4. I will have sheet-rock up in my new office tomorrow.

5. I am an affiliate for Spark Naturals Essential Oils. I love them. Yesterday I made a blend for my husband because he had been working hard building my new room and hurt his shoulder. I blended Eucalyptus, Basil, and Black Pepper with some Fractionated Coconut Oil in a roller bottle. He woke up this morning feeling awesome. They are running weekly specials at the moment and the current one is an awesome deal. They call it their Essential Oil Blend. Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon and Melaleuca (5ml) of each for just $17.99 plus free shipping. If you use my affiliate code you get an extra 10% off. PLUS everything in your cart ships free. Check out the four pack here!


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Thursday, May 22, 2014

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT | No More “Frumpy Mommy” Challenge! ($200 Visa Card Giveaway!)

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer has written the novelization to the much-anticipated movie, Moms' Night Out. Don't miss this hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

And, look for the companion devotional written by comedian Kerri PomarolliMoms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

Tricia and Kerri have teamed up for the "No More Frumpy Mommy" challenge.
Moms Night Out Tricia Goyer Kerri Pomarolli
Motherhood can sometimes seem like survival of the fittest. Every day brings its own troubles, and by the end of the day, you’re spent. Between school, soccer practice, cleaning, laundry, cooking dinner, putting away dishes, and keeping your kids from going at each others’ throats, the last thing on your mind is getting away for an evening. If that’s you, you’re invited to take part in Tricia and Kerri's No More Frumpy Mommy challenge.

Tricia and Kerri will choose 10 winners to receive a Fandango gift card to see Moms' Night Out, as well as copies of Moms' Night Out (the book) and Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss. One grand-prize winner will receive $200 to put toward her own moms' night out or her own moms' night out "ride" (getting her car detailed and cleaned).



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Friday, May 16, 2014

Random Five Friday May 16th 2014

This week has been a little better that last week. Even though I have a big commitment Saturday morning so I have been dreading the weekend coming. Which is probably why I have enjoyed this week so much.

So lets go with this Random Five!

1. Little J learned how to ride his bike last weekend. Its so exciting we have been trying the 'glide' technique and suddenly it clicked. Sad thing was I was out, so Dad got to experience this 'first' all by himself. However I'm pretty good with sharing as being a SAHM and a WFHM I get to see most of the firsts!

and yes you may think all of the padding is OTT but please don't judge until you see him try to stop! I said he had learned to ride, apparently the stopping will come later :)

2. Little J loves his bread and honey. However, it has to be made the same way as Grandpa, honey first and then butter. Apparently it's better that way.


3. My parents are awesome. They are such an inspiration to me. Look how cute they are. My Dad is really as handy as he looks. He has taught my husband nearly all he knows, and since we only ever call a workman out to work on air conditioning (illegal to work on it unless you are qualified) it's pretty awesome.


This is the two of them outside the Motel that they currently own. Two of the hardest working people I know.

4.  I signed Jam and Boo up for summer swim-team this week. Boo is a little apprehensive about swimming in meets but I told her it will be OK. 

5.  My Nephew Graduates this weekend, I have a presentation Saturday, and we are on countdown for our interviews Tuesday. This feels like a busy weekend and coming week...I could do with a nap!

Check out some more Random Five over at The Pebble Pond.



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Monday, May 12, 2014

Blogging Through the Alphabet C is for Civics Lessons



What greater resource to use for a US Civics Lesson than the Naturalization Test for new Citizens.

As you know from my Blogging Through the Alphabet 'A' is for America post my husband and I are becoming U.S Citizens. Next Tuesday we are going for our final interview and we have to answer random 10 questions out of 100 given questions. So of course since we don't know which 10 will be chosen we have to learn the answers to all 100.

Since we homeschool our children (actually we would have probably would have done this even if we didn't) we decided to make our kids sit the test at home. However they have to answer all 100 questions.

When the kids were in public school we used to give them $5.00 per 'A' in their final report card at the end of the year. We have been homeschooling for 3 years now and they really miss their summer fun money. So we decided this test would be a good way to give them some money to pay for the things that they want to do this summer. Although my husband and I haven't decided on an amount yet it will be on a correct question basis so for example $.25 or $.50 per correct answer. This has really kicked in the motivation and they have been reviewing the questions like crazy.


So what are the questions you might ask...

I made a Google Doc here so you can check them out for yourself. You can find the answers here.

There are lots of resources online that you can use whilst studying for this test check out the official USCIS Citizenship Resource Center and Preparing for the Oath. The second website even has a practice test, although unlike the real test there are multiple choice answers to choice from.

I hope you found this information interesting. Join me in teaching your children a little more about the country in which we live.

Ben and Me

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Random Five Friday - May 9th 2014

Random Five Friday

1. Mother's Day this weekend - love it!

2. This week has been a little crazy. Monday everyone was in a bad mood, I think it is because the pool was full of water and it was hot outside. The kids were chomping at the bit to get out there. Despite the fact that the water was freezing. They managed to talk me into letting them get in. Little J wore a wetsuit with floats that worked well. The older two...well they just froze.


 3.We are taking the kids for 1/2 price Sonic Shakes tonight. Little J can't wait - he is driving me crazy - "Is it time to go yet!"

4. Little J's favorite is a vanilla milkshake. Boo and Jam want peanut butter chocolate.

5. I made some more salve for my essential oils today. Solid Coconut oil, Olive Oil, and Bees Wax.

Check out more Random Five at The Pebble Pond.


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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Wetsuit Required...

Maestro Classics Review (Schoolhouse Review Crew)

Maestro Classics Review
We love music. My husband and I were raised on music, different kinds mind you but music all the same. My husbands Mom plays the piano and his Dad sings, their preferences a little calmer probably than my parents. My Dad plays the guitar and my Mom used to dance to the Beatles. Quite often we would spend a quiet Sunday afternoon with my Dad playing the guitar. When we finally started busting out the Elvis Presley "Jailhouse Rock' my Mom knew we had got too rowdy for a Sunday afternoon sing along.

I love any chance to introduce music to my children and so when I was offered two music CDs from Maestro Classics it was music to my ears :)

There was quite a few titles to choose from and I wanted to choose something familiar and something new. Luckily I got the two that were my first choice and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I will tell you about them separately as my kids reactions to each one was different.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel  $16.98 This was a new one for me - although not all of the music was new. Jam and Boo both play the piano and they recognized parts of the pieces as things that they have played.

Maestro Classics Review

We drive one hour each way for piano lessons every other week (I know it seems a long way but we LOVE our piano teacher), it so happened that these Cd's arrived the day before one of our piano days. We normally listen to audio books, so the kids were a little surprised when the music started. The kids loved it, especially Little J, he was SO worried about the steam shovel as the story came to the end. The only negative thing my older kids said was that they found the voice of the little boy whiny and annoying. However the love of the music and story in general more than made up for it and they are very willing to listen to it. It is Little J that plays it over and over... The CD comes with a cute little notebook with a crossword etc, but I really didn't want me kids messing that up so I was impressed when I found about a link to Maestro Classics Educational Materials. This site links to areas where you can find extra information about the history, science, geography, language arts, music, and math related to the musical CD you have. We tried to get the actual book to go with this but our library didn't have it. However I did manage to find someone reading it on You-tube and so Little J loved watching that as it helped him visualize it too. However I am so glad that we listened to it first and it really helped him notice the little details in the music. Because we listened to the CD the first time in the car I had a captive audience and so they didn't mind listening to the whole CD including the educational parts.

The second CD that we were sent is an old favorite of mine.

Maestro Classics Review
The Sorcerer's Apprentice $16.98 I think there are a lot of people familiar with this music because of the infamous mouse that turned it into a movie. If you click on the link for the CD you can actually preview each track. If you don't know the story it's about the Sorcerer's Apprentice that has to help his master by completing the chores, of course like all of us he tries to find an easy way out and thinks he can use his magic to make things easier. We talked a lot about this, how if we try to take the 'easy way out' we quite often make a huge mess and make things worse. There was a huge moral to the story. Little J loved how the music changed to show when things were getting crazy. We have seen this in Disney and so it was easy for him to picture the story, but hard for him to get Mickey Mouse, water fountains, and the witch from Sleeping Beauty out of his head. Despite this we loved this and play it often.

Mike Mulligan had a suggested age of 4+ and The Sorcerer's Apprentice of 6+. I could definitely tell the difference. I think Little J (5) would have found The Sorcerer's Apprentice a little harder to follow than Mike Mulligan just because of the story theme. However because he had been introduced to this music it wasn't a problem.

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We loved these and I will definitely be looking at getting some of the other ones in the future. In fact I am going to check out other reviews so I can decide which I want first. Why don't you join me!

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Monday, May 5, 2014

B is Book It - Pizza (Inculding Homeschoolers)

BOOK IT PIZZA PROGRAM



Did you know that home-schoolers can sign up for the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program.

You can read all about it here

We got involved in this program when my older two were in public school and it really was the highlight of their month when they received their certificates. My kids still love it, even though this year was the first year Jam wasn't eligible (which made him very sad). This year we had a fun experience. My kids turned ordered their Book It pizza's and when it was time to pick it up they came out holding a Medium Pizza apparently my local Pizza hut ran out of personal pans 

Did you know that the BOOK IT program was started by The Pizza Hut President Art Gunther he had a son who was a struggling reader and then as the website says he had a Light-bulb moment and realized that Pizza was a good motivator Pizza + Praise + Family = Success and a program was born.

We have loved this program over the years and although I have just enrolled Boo for her last year of the program I know I have another 6 years enjoying it with Little J.

I would encourage everyone to sign up and add some pizza to your home-school!

Ben and Me

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Random Five on Friday - May 2nd

1. This week has gone really fast, but also been really grey. I have had to diffuse A LOT of essential oils to help us stay happy. Luckily the sun is back today.

2. We finally got the windshield replaced on my husbands car this week. The crack had gone all the way across the whole windshield. Last time I picked up my Mom she was a bit nervous...so I figured it was time.

3. I am anxiously waiting for a big box of review stuff to arrive - It's driving Little J crazy, everyday he goes out to look. Maybe today is the day :)

4. It's time to sign up for Pizza Hut - Book IT Home-School enrollment. I love this program - however my kids love it more :)

5. Little J went to the Ophthalmologist yesterday his vision is still getting better. I am so proud of him. He still looks very little in the huge chair. The funniest thing though is he loves the eye test that shoots a puff of air into your eye. The Ophthalmologist thinks this is the cutest, she doesn't have any other patient young or old who likes it.


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First Day - May 2014

Yeah!!! I remembered....











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Apple Picking - Field Trip

This week we went on a field trip with a home school Facebook group that we joined recently. I have never been apple picking. Normally I jus...