Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Making food - no one eating it...

Well, I am getting better at pasta making. The bad news is I made pasta with chick pea flour only and H says "Mommy, it tastes funny" and puts it down. Refuses, point blank, to eat it due to "tasting funny." So it will end up in the bin and I will have to make combo pasta.

The first time we made pasta, it took forever. Today was easy and she played with it like clay as well. Good OT for her! We will try again tomorrow. I am making more crunchy cereal as she and I have been living on that. She is refusing to eat muffins since last week. Sigh...

It is still hot here... mid 90's in the afternoons. We went outside this morning to get away from the heat but I still only lasted 1.5 hours. Someone down the street was mowing and I was reacting... she is difficult again today. But nothing unusual, unfortunately. The last several weeks she is clingy and needy much of the time. I would like a way to teach her to play and not just need to be right with me. So we spend time cooking so that I am getting something done and she is getting attention.

Schooling is becoming more laid back. She is not wanting to practice anything so I am attempting to become creative. ;) Sure wish we could do books and numbers things but I will just have to keep thinking outside the box. God sure has grand plans for growing my creativity! =D I think he has more confidence in me than I do... but I guess He would as he did the creating!

I am tired lately... will see what turns out with that.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Another Year

Well, I have successfully become another year older. Much to my chagrin! We spent last week out of town because I had a CE conference to attend. It sure feels busy when I go to a conference and then still work the weekend. Sigh... was away from my girl for 4 days! I love being home... sometimes I need to remind myself of that though.

H is doing well, still eating muffins, cereal, pasta, meat and veggies. Fiona's program and diet/lifestyle change has been good for us. T has lost about 25 pounds and looks as slim and trim as he can be. =) He and I both feel better though he is not fond of navy bean and chickpea flours. ROFL

H and I are still reading books, doing word math problems and working on reading flash cards. She is reading but doesn't like trying the new blends and things, gets frustrated easily.

Today, I was able to take some Sweet Streets dollhouse people out of the garage and she has 6 new people and 2 dogs to play with. She has been playing and playing all afternoon! Finally... I need to order more new stuff and have it airing out in the garage. I did order Christmas for her this week and that way it has hope of airing prior to December this year. She loves playing and pretending and I love enabling her to do so. It is just so hard with her chemical sensitivities.

We are just working and trying to keep up with H. I am so thankful that we can both manage to work and still be able to keep her home and not out in the world! God provides for us and we are proof of that daily.