No more browning apples for lunch.

This is about a year or so too late for my gang, although I still cut up their apples after school because they prefer it that way and also because they do get wiggly teeth that make it hard to bite into apples.

But I cannot be alone when I say; I have no idea how many apples I have cut up and continue to cut up, for children, in my lifetime! They’ve come around to eating the peel *yes*.  I used to have to core, peel and slice 10 apples, easily a day for my family!  Continue reading

Nikki’s surgery went well!

ImageA little medical humor to lighten up the mood!
Nikki is doing well and headed home today.
Thank you for all of the support and encouragement.

Teenaged surgery…

So my eldest baby girl, Nikki (17) is going in for surgery on Monday morning she will be in the hospital for 2 days.

She has asymmetrical enlarged tonsils with no indication of infection (mono, strep, tonsillitis etc.)  They will be removing them and then doing a biopsy to see if there are any abnormal cells….

Needless to say I’m a little bit of a mess.  Playing it cool and strong for her but really I’m feeling rather weak and vulnerable.

This quote is more for me than anyone else right now!

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Any tips or pointers out there from other parents that have gone through medically stressful situations with their young adults?

Any tips or pointers to share would be grateful.

Keep us in your thoughts this week please.

Thanks,

Jennifer

The longevity of Family

So Granddad turned 90!

90 can you believe that?

That is a very long time to live.

We went away for the weekend to a rental vacation home to celebrate Granddad’s birthday. Adults only.  It was a nice time away.  It was so interesting to sit around the table in celebration of Alex’s Granddad’s 90th. Granddads brother was there as well.  He is 88.  They are both in fine health.

ImageThe Lake House at Turtle Hill in Ontario, Canada Continue reading