A Message From Abby and Grace:
A Message From Abby and Grace:
Unfortunately Jack's run at 3-year-old preschool was a bust. After about three weeks of screaming, crying, hitting himself in the head (that's what his teachers told us he did when he got mad) and being completely a mess we decided he was too young. It certainly didn't help that we were not in love with how the school handled his lack of adjustment. There was a lot of shooshing and telling him he was upsetting the class. They were pretty cold and that made matter worse.
So, now he is back at home with me. I am taking him to classes at the Y twice a week and we will try school again (at a different school) in January or next year. It's sad that his experience was so poor. It was a disappointing experience all around. Hopefully our next attempt will be a smashing success.
The summer drew to a close and it was time for school, yet again. The biggest difference this year is that all three of my children were getting ready on the first day of school. The girls were pleasantly ready to go back to school. And Jack-Jack was pure excitement. The first day came and went and for the girls it was anti-climactic. I guess by third grade you have the hang of things.
Sadly we lost a member of our family this summer. Wisdom was taken from us too soon. We don't really have all the answers as to what happened but he took ill and even after a diagnosis of Lymes Disease, he took a significant turn for the worse and went into organ system failure. I cannot express the sadness we all felt, and still feel. It's still hard to think about.
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When Abby was formally diagnosed as allergic to tree nuts, our ability to buy store made granola become much more difficult. She loves granola in her soy-yogurt so we have been working on a recipe that will work for her needs. I was using a recipe from the Pioneer Woman that I liked but I decided to play around on my own and I have to say this recipe was a HIT! Abby and I sat and ate it by the handful. Best of all, it was SO SIMPLE!
Another month, another great box of gluten free stuff to try. This months box was filled with many things we have never tried, which I love.
I sometimes gather my thoughts and come up with what I think will be a brilliant blog post. Then I sit down to write and after writing all day professionally, I come up short with my personal writing. It isn't that I don't have lots to tell, it's just that my brain is out of words. In the last month or so the kiddo's have been up to so much.
We had the privilege of trying a number of new Gluten Free, Vegan and/or Health Smart products thanks to our friends at the Gluten Free Media Group. Most of you know that we have restricted diet due to food allergies (egg, milk, tree nut and agave) and we try to limit gluten. What many people do not know is that the amount of gluten in things we eat every day, like bread and pasta, is as much as 200% higher now than when I was a child. Meaning it is being put into foods. Just something to think about!