I am sick now... again! The boys (I'm blaming it on them!) must be germ machines. A month ago I had the stomach flu, then two weeks ago I fought a cold off with Zicam and airborne, unfortunately this one got me. I have a cold. yuck!
Whats been going on with the boys? Well Rocco has been fighting a yeast rash (thank you antibiotics!) since his surgery. He was on the antibiotics for over a month and I'm sure it really took a toll on his system. He has been on probiotics since. I have tried EVERYTHING under the sun (natural diapers, anti-fungal cream, coconut oil, triple paste, cornstarch, etc), including TONS of naked time. My last resort, unfortunately is an oral med, which seems to be working. However every new thing starts to work and then it flares back up again. Any tips or advice for a yeast diaper rash, greatly appreciated!! Then he had a funky virus which also gave him a rash all over his ENTIRE body (poor baby!). I had never heard of these before! It didn't seem to bother him at least. Now, he has a runny nose and I'm sure he is the one to give it to Maximus and myself. Lots of sharing going on here!
Walking and almost walking! Rocco is walking! He picked it up very fast! One day he took his first step then five more the next and so on. It is the cutest thing EVER! I have tried and tried to post a video and there is an error uploading. UGH! I will try again!
Maximus took his first step this weekend and then has taken a few more here and there. He is so cute and wants to walk but is a little more fearful. He is more fearful with most things and is a little more clumsy, so I get it ;-P His time will come!
Something new I am doing and am VERY proud of is I started reading my bible daily (okay... most days!)! I have ALWAYS wanted to do this! I never new how to start a routine or I didn't think I could get up early enough. I have tried MANY times and it always seems to start dwindling. Well sitting in church one day, it hit me, or rather, I felt God speak to me and say, "Sara, you need to get up BEFORE the babies!" Conviction! Since then, a couple months now, I get up around 6:15 ish and get a cup of coffee, pray, read, and journal. I absolutely love it! I have to say, my relationship with God is improving, as well as with my husband. God is so amazing! I truly treasure my time with Him now and crave it!
This past weekend we had an amazing time and took the boys to Catalina Island for the weekend. They had so much fun... I so did we! They had their first boat ride over, which is about an hour from Long Beach. We sat out side and the loved seeing all of the boats and beautiful ocean surround them. We rented a condo with an ocean view. We mostly just relaxed and walked around the little town...and ate lots of food, of course. It was fun!
Here is a couple pics from our trip...
|Mommy and Rocco on the boat over to Catalina!|
|Daddy and Maximus on the boat!|
|Just the boys on the boat! They LOVED it!|
|The view from our condo! The boys were napping so we had game time!|
|We love the cool weather!!! I had to get a pic with their owl hats on! :)|
Cooking and what not... I have just made my first batch of FRESH Almond MILK! YUM! It is so easy to make and is very delicious! I am considering switching the boys to pure Raw Almond milk instead of cows milk. Rocco has had many skin problems and I am just wondering if cows milk is attributing to that.
Here is how to make Raw almond milk
1. c raw almonds (soak overnight in water)
3 c. water
3 dates (opt)
vanilla to taste (opt)
Directions. After soaking almonds, pour out water. Put almonds with 3 c. fresh purified water into the blender and mix. Add dates and vanilla, mix. With a nut bag and a bowl Pour the contents into the milk bag which is in the bow. Squeeze the bag to remove all liquid. You will have almond pulp left over which you can add to recipes like muffins, breads, or bars! Enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed my three blog posts in one! Hope you are enjoying your week! Cheers!