"Come what may, and love it!......Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result." ~ Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

April 10, 2010

There was a fight!

And I guess the reality of what Asher is going through and might have to go through has set in.
It just seems like a different world to me after the last few visits to the doctor.
He's so cute and sweet.
He is eating pretty well.
The doctor (well, really the dietitian) suggested that we try to switch to sippy cups and decrease the milk consumption and replace it with solid food.
We have been attempting this but today was the best day yet.
Honey nut "o"s (of the organic variety), part of a blueberry muffin, and whole milk (also organic) for breakfast
for a snack he had strawberry yogurt melts.
for lunch he ate some pasta with little pieces of meat and some kind of sauce (our bishop made it last night for a relief society meeting and we all got left overs) and some cake.
he had a snack of cheese and crackers. um...he also ate a small kit kat (what? I'm tryin' to help him gain weight)
For dinner fruit smoothie and garlic mashed potatoes. (tried to give him a little chicken, he wasn't into it)
He had 3 bottles in between all that.
Anyway, I call that a successful day.

Things have been good lately.
We have gotten to spend more time with Heath and the weather is nice enough to play outside.
It almost feels like we are a real family whose dad gets to come home in the evenings ;)
We play ball with a plastic bat and wiffle balls. Heath tries to strike me out but he can't.


what a good dad!

 The "show me your muscles" pose

The truth is that I would like to find a sugar maple tree and learn how to tap it next year (there is a season for it that has already passed) and make my own maple syrup. Some more truth is that we ran out of milk today and I decided to try out some powdered milk. I love milk and thought it wasn't half bad. I heard you can add a little vanilla and sugar to to enhance the flavor. It was pretty good both ways. Also, did you know that if your powdered milk gets bad (turns yellow and smells funny) you can use it to make cheese and yogurt (and that's the emergency preparedness tip of the day.)


Deborah said...

Can Asher come and mow my yard for me? I love Noah's muscles and I love my wonderful son-in-law and my precious daughter!!!

Kristin said...

Darling pictures Erin! Love the emergency preparedness tip. I have definitely been on a food storage kick!
LMK if you figure out the maple syrup thing. I drink that stuff by the gallon!