Wednesday, July 31, 2013


A few months ago we found out our son has several food allergies.
It was a really tough time for me, I had spent most of his first year pretty sure he was allergic to dairy, but wasn't prepared for the rest of them. His dr spent several appointments assuring me he didn't have any allergies and that his eczema was normal. After so many weeks/months of waking up to his sheets covered in blood from him scratching at his skin, I decided to call and make an appointment with an allergist.
No matter how prepared I thought I was that afternoon when I got the phone call,  I still cryed. Hearing your 14 month old son is highly allergic to dairy, wheat, eggs, bananas, tomatoes, dust and dogs, is certainly not something any mother wants to hear.
Thankfully, we have been able to get his skin cleared up, no more scratching, and he is overall a happy little boy! Its been a really tough road,  eating out is pretty much not possible. It has definitely made me more aware of what I am eating and feeding my family.
I have had trouble finding recipes and ideas in this whole venture so I'm going to post some recipes and tips I find along the way! I'd love to help another family who finds out this news!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Long time coming...

It has been so long since I've posted on here..almost a year! Yikes! I've been inspired by reading a lot of other blogs, to start posting again. I have no laundry to do (how did that happen?) and the house is somewhat clean...I don't think it's ever "clean" anymore ;) Alex is watching Gnomeo and Juliet (cute movie) and Addison is rearranging the living, I really wish my camera was working right now, because it's really funny. I guess it just isn't quite right for her!

Over the last 2 years I have been on a quest to make as many things as possible myself. From household cleaners, to clothing, to food. I learn so much more everyday, and I have to say it's saved our family tons. 2 years ago I started by making my own laundry detergent. The girls were both born with sensitive skin, and I really couldn't afford to keep buying the special stuff. Making this has saved us TONS! I am in need of a new camera, my old one decided to die on me recently, so once I get a new one, I will post the recipes, with some pictures. Pictures are always helpful!

Well, while I don't have too much to do, I must go clean up the kitchen, and make my bed (I know, it's almost noon and I haven't done it yet, but, hey it's Saturday! :) Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snow Day!

Woke up this morning to it snowing like crazy! I told Josh he needed to call and say it was too bad and he needed a snow day, no such luck :(
My poor Alex was sick earlier this week, don't know exactly what was wrong, but she seems to be all better now! She is back to her fiesty self!
I finally got all our Christmas decorations down, our living room seems so empty now, I'm surprised Josh hasn't tried to fill it yet. I guess he hasn't been home enough lately to do so :)
We will probably be moving soon, not sure where yet, still weighing out all the options. While a little scary, I'm "trying" to put it in Gods hands, while I know He will take care of us, I still want to control things !
As Alexs toy just reminded me "There are so many things to do" (except Pooh goes on to say "learning, playing, and being friends with you!, my song ends with "laundry, dishes, and taking care of two!")
Playing in the tent her Abuelita got her for Christmas!

Helping mommy make cookies to take to nanas!

Hello?! Did you hear that I make great cookies?!
Cheerios are best on the floor! Obviously!

Almost rolling over!

All smiles on my tummy!

Alex must think her sister would make a great horsey! (No babies were harmed, I promise!)

 Off for now! Sorry such a lame post!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Busy Day

Just wanted to write a quick post, trying to make this a habit of mine! I have a busy day ahead of me, aside from my normal stuff, I have to get everything and everyone ready to go to my moms tonight! Are you ready for us nana?!

On a different note, I gave myself a challenge of having a weekly grocery budget of $50, I think everyone, but my husband thought I was crazy, but after doing it for a month, I haven't went over $50! Yay, for me! I have planned out my menus a month ahead, and yes I changed it a few times, but that has really helped!
Ok, Addison is yelling at me, must go!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Long time

So it has been a long time since I posted something! I figured out that if I am doing this for someone else, it will never get done, so this blog is now for me! For me to get my thoughts and feelings out on a keyboard! The only reason I am even able to update my blog is because BOTH my beautiful daughters are napping, at the SAME TIME! Wonderful! I will love them both so much more when they awake now because of it! ;)
Anyhow, I am struggling with a cold, wish it would go away so I could get some motivation to take down my Christmas decorations! Usually I like to wait until New Years, but we will be at my moms this weekend, and to be honest, I'm sick of them! I love how they look, SICK of having to chase my oldest around with whatever ornament she decided to take off the tree! So down they must come!

Here are some recent pics
Alex messing with her sister Addison (nothing new)
 She was so excited about the train!
 Cupcake nose!

My sweetheart helping me mop before her Nana and Aunt Megz came!

That's all for now, hopefully will post again soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Baby sleeping!

Well Alexandra has officially started scooting! Josh has learned (even though I told him this) that she won't do it to come to him, she only does it when she wants something out of her reach! Why would she scoot to him, if she knows he will eventually pick her up?! Men are funny sometimes!

She has been napping in her crib, finally! I put her down to sleep last night, but she only slept in there for about an hour before she wanted back in bed with us. Baby steps! Today she napped for 2 hours when she came home, and she is napping now, I can't imagine for the same length of time, but who knows! I am so happy she is finally starting to remember she likes her crib! She used to sleep in there but sometime around December she started not wanting to, and would scream like the dickens if we put her in there! forward 4 months and a new king size bed later, she is on her way!

Josh and I went to Target yesterday, we found this 10 pc crib set that is so perfect for the new baby! So excited about it!

I am so excited for Easter! One because it is my daughters first, but also because it is such a wonderful day to celebrate new life!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


It seems like yesterday I got my positive pregnancy test. Now my little girl is rolling around trying to find the next thing she can tear apart. I actually found out I was pregnant on my husbands birthday. Great birthday present if you ask me :) I remember feeling so tired the days leading up to that day, and I couldn't figure out why. My whole life I thought the first sign I would get when I was pregnant would be throwing up! Ahh, the things you don't know before you actually get pregnant. I didn't have much sickness with Alexandra, here and there when I would eat something she didn't like I would, and then go on with whatever I was doing, nothing real bad. It's funny because the one thing I do remember is how tired I was, and even out of the womb this girl is exhausting. I wouldn't trade her for anything though!

Here lately she has started waving, it's so adorable. She, of course chooses when and who she wants to wave to, but oh the excitement when she does!

I have decided that I could live off her smiles for the rest of my life. I just wish she could always stay so happy and never be hurt!