Let’s see…whats new…? Well, yesterday I started hardcore potty training with my 2 year old. So the only time she is allowed to have a diaper is when she is napping or asleep for the night. We don’t go out with her often, so that’s not too much of an issue right now. But she is resisting training right now, she will hold it in until she wets herself or she will hold it in until I put a diaper on her. Eventually she will be potty trained, but right now we are going through what I refer to as “Potty training HELL”.

If you follow me on twitter or instagram, you will know about the new china cabinet I bought this week! I tend to buy things I like when I see them, but this is not too often. I have been looking for a china cabinet to fit my painted ponies in (they used to belong to my grandma-in-law). I finally found one at a decent price and talked my husband into buying it two days ago! I have since cleaned it up and added my ponies to it! I am very happy with the outcome, but I also need to buy a new small side table to put in my doorway for random items like keys, purses, etc now.

My family and I renewed our zoo pass for our city since the zoo opened last week. Masks are mandatory and they are limiting access to a specific amount of people every half hour. They are also limiting access to OUTDOOR attractions only which I am completely fine with. While I will miss the penguins, I am totally fine social distancing outside with a mask on.

We have been to the Biopark gardens twice already. Once to just get out of the house and the second time we took my son’s homeschool year 2020-2021 photos. I would have preferred to go someplace else but at this time traveling is out of the picture.

So those are some of the photos I took of him. I might redo some at a different location sometime in the fall as a second set of photos but I have not decided yet. I also took photos of my daughter the next day -she turned 32 months old and as you all know, I document every month.

And her photo theme for this month was muddy puddles. We wanted to document how much she loves Peppa Pig right now and that she jumps in puddles a few times a week like this and gets all messy.

So we decided to try something other than the orthotics for Lily’s feet at this time. I am going to try different shoes and other foot things for now, the cost and her father are the issue. Her father doesn’t want her to use the orthotics and wants to look in to other options, and the cost is almost $800. If we cannot correct her walking with other ways we will invest in orthotics.

Something else we are looking into for her OT is Hippotherapy, she has been referred but we are still waiting to hear from someone. We have also been referred to SLP for her talking issues. She sticks out her tongue a lot when talking so she is being evaluated to see if it is a real issue or if they feel that it is not… we will see. Today at lunch time they are supposed to watch her eat as part of the evaluation and I have also sent her SLP videos of her talking and eating just in case she gets nervous on the phone. Lily tends to not listen to us while we have our telemedicine visits, so I am prepared.

On Monday we will have our yearly visit with Lily’s GI dr, but that is also a telemedicine visit as well -I need to think of any questions we have for this doctor because honestly, I really don’t know what to expect… hes helping us with her FPIES (food allergies that involve the stomach). And we have re-trialed some foods recently but she still reacts. So …. I don’t know where to go with it right now… no where is where I am thinking, at least for a few months, then to retrial the foods again…

Okay well, I have to go back to homeschooling my son, he’s done reading his books for school and needs me to teach him math, science and spanish. I am finally settling into my role as his teacher, it took over a year to get to this point. It’s hard to make that leap but I am so happy to have made it.

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