Friday, April 11, 2008

Spring and New Beginnings

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. - Martin Luther

Spring is just about to come full force to us here in Indy. It has been teasing us for the past few weeks, but I think it is about to stay. Spring is my favorite season. It is full of renewed life, fresh smells and sunshine. It has been my favorite since childhood. I remember when I was in school as a child, walking out of the school building and taking a deep breath of spring air. Nothing else smelled like it. For me spring means new beginnings.

We have reintroduced eggs into the kids diet. Eggs are marvelous things. I can now make great muffins, pizza crust, cookies and a multitude of other baked goods. I am sure that the kids will enjoy eating them as much as I enjoy making them. I have also introduced more dairy. Cheese is also a marvelous thing. It helps keep crackers together and gives a quick no-thought snack.
When we started this diet 3 months ago it seemed an eternity before we could reintroduce these things, but as spring came so did the wonderful change in diet. It is so much easier now.

We started Taylor on a med called Risperdol last week. I don't know what changes I am supposed to be looking for. It is supposed to increase his appetite as a side effect. This has happened. He asked for chicken nuggets on Sunday night. I was more than willing to do this for him. He ate them for dinner and for lunch the next day.
In addition to taking his vitamins I was able to sneak Zinc, TMG, Folinic Acid, Vitamin C, Cortrex, MSM and Magnesium into their muffins. They ate them! I don't know what the heat did to these supplements, but some is better than none.

Again, I love spring and can not wait for the time that the kids can go outside and play on a consistent basis. They are always much happier after they get a good dose of Vitamin D and so is mommy!


Heather L. said...

Yes, we are all happier that Spring is here! Maybe it will last for a few months and won't rush us into HOT summer!

Jen said...

Megan told me about your blog and I am so glad to have found it! She has kept me updated on your little family and I love your honestly and your heart. I don't even begin to understand God's ways, but He is faithful. Of that I am sure.

Mary said...

uhhh, don't you think it is time for an update?