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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Working with my beads today.... New order in

I enjoy working with my beads. I don't get chances like I used to. Elaina helped me create a Blessing Way bead order. Then she just explored the beads and matched them and sorted them. Love naturalistic learning. Who needs fancy toys?




The First Drawings

We read this book last night. It is so magical. One place I hope to visit are the caves in France where the cave paintings are....


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fire

Tonight was so beautiful.  The stars and moon were just right. I lit the chalice and Ben and Eliot lit a candle and told their happy thought of the day. Elaina just wanted to keep lighting her candle over and over. Evan stayed inside.  Etta was on the blanket looking at the stars. I had some sage essential oil burning in my oil diffuser in lieu of a sage smudge. I really needed to have some meditation time but the kids were a bit too active. I need to have my candle and energy materials handy agsin. I need to find my box of supplies. Spring and Summer night meditations are so fulfilling.

Saturday at the library

We had a bit of a lazy morning and Etta, Elaina, Ben, Daddy, and myself headed to the library. We then headed to Grandma's to pick up Evan and Eliot. The day was beautiful outside. Ben even found a salamander. It was a great teaching moment to talk about the difference between lizards and salamanders...



Friday, April 11, 2014

4 and a half months old....

 
Etta Sophia....
 
I had to work so Granny took tiny baby to a well visit today. I usually skip those because we either don't do shots or selectively do late. But Etta is a bit small and has some low tone issues and other slight developmental delays so I wanted a second opinion. As a developmental specialist with Early Intervention I know what to look for and what to do but I don't want to miss anything. Her nurse practioner did refer her to Child Find that sets up an evaluation with EI. We will go from there. Her weight is good. She is at the 10th %. I am thrilled with that. Evan hovered at the 5th and 3rd % sometimes. So, she isn't my tiniest baby....   They want to see her back in 2 months. Normally I would skip that but we may o just to keep tabs.

Outside time

Yesterday I was able to spend some time with the kids outside. I got off work a little early and it was so worth it. I love being a mom....







Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gentle baby, sleeping baby


I gave Etta a massage with Gentle Baby essential oil mixed with a salve after we took a salt and coconut oil bath with Gentle Babies added to it. My baby is so calm and sedate. I wanted to take a full length picture of her but she had just finished nursing and I didn't want to move or cover up. Love my essential oil....

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Great thing about working on the weekend?

Getting to take my kids with me. At least 5 of them....

Friday, April 4, 2014

At the library today

 
 
Since I had the morning off we headed to the library. Etta hitched a ride and Elaina had fun playing with puzzles and books. Lyn was around somewhere..... 

Natural ice cream toppings...

Yum

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Such a big brother. ...

Etta looks a little scared.