Saturday, May 8, 2010

Spring School Fair

Kaylee's school hosted a Spring Fair to raise money for the school on Friday. The girls had a blast. The school made up carnival type games for all the kids to enjoy. One of the things the girls got to do was ride a cardboard "sled" down a big hill. Here's a video! Thanks to everyone who supported the school by going and to the school for hosting a fun family outing!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Mmmm, tonight's dinner! Smoked Ham cooked on our new smoker! It turned out so good and was so easy to do! Enjoy! (we did!)

P.S. Sorry Deb, my presentation isn't up to par... I know you and Paula Deen would have greenery around the plate, and a full table setting to display it on!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

She did WHAT?

I took Kaylee to her feeding therapy appointment today with the usual lunch bag of things she eats and things she will not eat. We play a game with her involving a points system. She goes through the feeding techniques and we give her "points" on a board. Today's "does not eat" item was baby carrots. She did the usual, touch them to her mouth, tongue and teeth and toss the item into the bowl. We pushed a bit further by asking her to bite the carrot which she did. Then we asked her what it would take to get her to swallow a carrot. "Money" was her reply! So, with a kind heart, as always, Miss Mel whips out her wallet and tells Kaylee she'll giver her a dollar if she'd swallow a carrot. Guess what? SHE DID IT!! Miss Mel then took out another dollar and asked Kaylee to do it again. SHE DID IT AGAIN!! We were so excited and Kaylee was so proud of her "two bucks" as she called them! On the way home, I took her to the Dollar Store so she could buy something with her "bucks". She picked out two pom pom sets - one for her and one for Jennah! WAY TO GO KAYLEE! We're all so proud of you!

Miss Mel, if you're reading this.. not to worry, I'll bring the "bucks" next week!

Monday, May 3, 2010

I Need What?..

Lately, it seems like I'm having a hard time reading things unless I hold the item I'm reading further away than what I'm used to. I swear, it happened overnight. I was telling Mike (my hubby) I needed to get my eyes checked and he told me I was at that age... So, I trucked on into the Optometrist today - finally! When I told the Dr. what was happening, guess what he said? Yep "Well, you are at that age... blah blah blah." Ok, he didn't say the blah blah blah part but that's what I heard! My response to him was that I preferred to think that the print of things I read must be getting smaller and also that today's lighting is not as good as it could be rather than "I'm at that age..." He had a good chuckle over that. It turns out I have Presbyopia - defined as the natural decline in vision that often comes with age! Who knew!! Anyway, I had to get reading glasses which I ordered and actually cannot wait to get. As soon as they come in, I'll post a pic. Until now, can someone hold my computer away for me so I can see what I'm typing? I'll also need a personal chef because I'm having a hard time reading my cookbooks as well. Oh yes, how can I possibly see the setting on my washing machine, etc...:)