Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winter Fun with Erik

Today I took Erik sledding and skating on a local golf course.


The hills are awesome apart from the fact that you have to go UP every time after you race down on the sled.


We had a great time.


The nice thing about this skating pond is that they sell hot chocolate and pretzels. And they always have a fire on the weekends. With marshmallows.


Life is good!
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When Convenience Is Not So Convenient After All

This morning I wanted to make some grains for breakfast and checked the container. 'Stovetop: 10 minutes, Microwave: 3 minutes' Well that was easy. Of course I went for the convenience of the microwave.

Filled a bowl with grains and water. Put timer to three minutes. Walked away. Came back and took out my bowl. The grains in the bowl looked awesome, nicely cooked and yummy.



half of the grains had cooked over the side of the bowl.

And were all over my microwave.


Spent quite some time cleaning that up. And learned that next time I'll use a bigger bowl ^^
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sylvia Update

Sylvia is slowly but surely healing from her skull fracture and concussion. She still has head aches but they are getting less frequent. She does tire very easily though and her behavior detoriates when she is tired so that is sometimes challenging.


Her hearing is continuing to be a concern. She fractured her temporal bone and I am not sure whether the hearing loss in her left ear is related to that or whether it could be nerve damage.


She had an extensive audiology exam where she tested quite depressed for hearing in BOTH her ears. This was surprising at first but luckily it was explained by having normal fluid behind her ear drum. This was most likely related to a recent cold. Yet another flat tympanogram as I have often seen in my other kids. They did secondary round of testing to circumvent her ear drum. This showed good hearing in her right ear but hearing loss in her left ear still.


She will have to go back for a follow up appointment in a few weeks and I am hoping that the left ear hearing loss will have decreased by then.

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Taking Down the Christmas Tree


Yes I am still alive, hoping to do some catching up today on blog posts. Earlier this month we took down the tree and Darkness was 'helping'.


This cat cracks me up!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ninja Sylvia

One of Sylvia's hair accessories broke leaving her with this scarf like item. She asked Kate to put it around her head so she can be a ninja.


'Thank you, Kate! Now I just need to put on some black socks.'


Black socks, eh? Clearly a very important ninja accessory.
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Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year!

May your 2011 be filled with love, health and happiness.


May all your dreams come true.


Have a wonderful year!


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