Sunday, May 15, 2016

DKA and Pneumonia

Boaz has been sick the last couple of days with what we thought was a cold.  His blood sugar has been all over the place as is common with an illness and he has had some ketones though we have been able to get them down at home.  This afternoon he had a slight fever, his blood sugar was in normal range, he had large ketones, was lethargic and nauseous.  All of these (except the fever) is consistent with symptoms of DKA. Knowing this we decided to head to the ER.  Once there they ran some bloodwork, started fluids, and took a chest X-ray.  The X-ray showed some slight pneumonia and the bloodwork confirmed that he was borderline DKA. He gets pretty irrational when he is in DKA and it is difficult to do the tests and such that is needed.  Please pray for peace for him, that he will understand that everyone is trying to help him feel and get better. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bird Seed Feeders

These bird feeders are inspired by this post over at Pink Pistachio.

When I saw the post over at Pink Pistachio I knew the time had come for us to make some bird feeders. The boys had picked up some pine cones at Grandma and Grandpa's and I had promised them we would make some bird feeders, but of course they were still sitting in a box. 

I realized this simple recipe might just be perfect for the pine cones.  I gathered everything up and got to work. 

I made the gelatin and mixed in the bird seed. 

After letting it cool for several minutes, I called the boys to come help me.  

First, we scooped the bird seed with spoons into the cookie cutters and put a straw in at the top to create a hole.  
After we had scooped all we could do, we started rolling the pine cones in the seed/ gelatin mixture.  This worked better than I thought it would! 

We shoved all of this stuff into the fridge to set and waited. When it had set, I took it out and attempted to string them.   Several of the cookie cutter ones broke at the hole but the pine cones held up well!   We did hang one cookie cutter one on the fence but the weight of itself eventually brought it down. 

The pine cones have held up well and we've even seen several birds enjoying their treats!  The boys love to see the birds and had a blast making the feeders!   Head over to Pink Pistachio for the full instructions and let me know how they turn out! 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Greyson's New Trick

This evening after an exciting day of worship and afternoon birthday parties, Greyson decided to show off a new trick.

He pulled up!   Over the last couple of weeks he has been pulling to his knees and I have started to see signs of him wanting on his feet but he just couldn't figure it out.  But tonight he figured it out all on his own! 

Now, about those birthday parties I mentioned earlier. Grey turns TWO on Wednesday.  Can you believe that?!   Also, Josh's birthday was yesterday so this afternoon we celebrated their birthdays together.  It was a lot of fun! 

Here are a few pics from the day: 

Thanks for celebrating Greyson's new milestone with us!