Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lemon Rice Krispies

Jam Hands: Lemon Supreme Rice Krispies Treats  How I miss rice krispies... we used to have it homemade when I were still in primary.
Oh my goodness we made these today for fathers day and they were really good. I'm not sure if the cake mix for this is really needed, so next time I'll try it without and tell you about it. We also used a gluten free yellow cake mix and allergy friendly butter. From personal experience rice krispies taste way better with real butter. I promise you it makes a difference.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Food Allergies

I have been thinking about how far Julian has come in just 7+ months. We have come a long way since October 2013. His first year of life was a difficult life for me and on our family/marriage. It's true if mommy ain't happy, nobody is. Looking back on it I probably should of been on medication. It was really hard to deal with all the screaming and itching all day long. Especially knowing everything that you are trying isn't working. I would have to put him in his crib because I just couldn't deal with it some times.

I am so glad I finally didn't listen to the doctor who kept on insisting that it wasn't food allergies. And in all honesty I want to blame the doctor but I do understand that it is all the rage now to have allergies. And his philosophy on things just didn't match mine and how I felt so we changed doctors. I am so glad I went with my gut and demanded to have him tested. Our life has been so much better. Once we cut everything out he pooped like 7 times a day for about 5 days and then he started to put on weight quickly. It can be hard sometimes when Julian sees other kids eating things and he can't have them, but that is just a fact of life. Our next challenge is traveling to California and being around an uncontrolled environment. Here's to Benadryl! :)

He is a happy kid now. He still screams and throws fits but in the normal way an almost 2 year old would. He sprawls out on the ground and puts his face in the ground. He is a little more feisty than I would like but that's him and I love it. He loves to put underwear on his head and give lots of hugs.

Friday, June 6, 2014


It seems that all our months are eventful or at least to me.
This is Julian's very first sandwich! I had to take a picture because it was such a big deal to find a gluten free and vegan free bread.

We love our zoo membership. We have definitely already gotten our money back. The boys love going and having a park and splash pad inside really helps.

Julian gets quite time in the morning daily. He stays in his crib with some milk and toys. I come in to get him and he looking all Rambo like. That toy isn't allowed in his crib anymore. Julian seriously has one of the best personalities ever.
Ok remember that picture of him eating his yummy sandwich? We'll this is what happened when he ate a piece of Walkers bread one day by accident. This is just from one tiny piece. Full blown break out on his stomach. I think one of his food allergies has gotten worse.
I guess they do love each other.

We did some camping at City of Rocks. It was so much fun. We waited out a storm in our tent. Walker freaked out over the wind because it was blowing everything around. Ate hot dogs, slide/hiked some rocks, and just had some good o family fun.
Seriously best idea ever. Watched a movie for a little bit and then turned it off and they went right to bed.
The next morning we woke up to the most annoying bird ever. To top it off, Julian kept on saying "bird" over and over and over and over. Walker finally shushed him and told him that he was tired and wanted to go to bed. By that point it was done we were all up.

Eric is 32! We had homemade hamburgers and fries and a large rice crispy treat for his cake. For the activity we all went to the aquatic center and had a blast going down slides, floating the lazy river and playing in the kid area.
With it being 100+ in weather it is time to whip out those popsicles.

We are definitely loving life.