October is coming to an end..

Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:53 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
And another busy month it has been! I was doing so well with the blog for the longest time but I just can't ever find the time anymore or remember to keep up with it when I do!

My husband was placed on Rear D and not returning on deployment after he was sent home for me being placed in the hospital so he can help get things stable around here and us take care of things. They doubled my meds and put me on some new ones and they really seem to be helping. I haven't felt this normal in over a year. I still of course don't feel completely "me" but more me then I have and can at least function a lot better now and be more social and enjoy things I couldn't for so long! My pains are controlled a lot more and my arrithymia has gotten a lot better on the new meds. But still have some occassionally and swelling. But at least I have managed to stay out of the hospital and away from many trips to the ER like I used to have to do routinely! I don't know if it's the new meds, my husband being home or all of it but I am not changing a thing!

Peyton started getting tests run on her today. She has been diagnosed as having Failure to Thrive which sadly makes everyone do a double take when I say since typically it comes from neglect or abuse but a small percent comes from medical such as thyroid, heart problems, etc which is our case. We think it may have to do with how complicated my pregnancy was and the thyroid issues. But she is getting tested on her thyroid, how she absorbs fats and calories, etc. Hopefully we get some answers as she's gone from 5% to 1% and the child eats all day long!

Today alone she ate 1c fruit loops, 1/2c teddy grahams, 1c cubed cheese, 1 jar sweet potatoes, 1 jar bananas, 3 wafer cookies, a poptart, 1/2 cup ramen, and lasagna all on top of breastmilk. In other words obviously her weight is NOT from her eating habits lol

So hopefully we get some answers to know if we need to start growth hormones or if it is something that will just straighten out.

I can't believe she's about to be 1yrs old!

My daughter Brooklyn just had her 4th birthday and is about to be 4yrs old. Has been super busy with dance and cheerleading and loving it. She's been having her best friend over about once or twice a week now that we live close by her again so she's loving that!

Keagan is doing great as the school year has gone on. I think dad coming home has helped a lot. All the concerns with him regressing have gone away and he's starting to do a lot better. He's been doing great on his accelerated reading test and scoring all 100's! All perfect scores on the TPRI! He's doing great in wrestling!

Aidan is doing wonderful in wrestling and got a great report card. Coming back up on math where I was concerned with his slacking. But he isn't doing to bad I guess because he made the honor roll again! I'm very proud of him! He is also doing great in wrestling!

Over all everything is going good for the most part and just getting busy with the holiday season!

Altus Wrestling Tournament!

9:49 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

We took the boys back home to a town an hour from our home town for a wrestling tournament! First tournament for this season and they did great!

Keagan took 2nd and Aidan took 3rd! Very proud of my boys! They were really happy that my mom and Bryans parents were able to be there! Hopefully we can do another one and get all of the grandparents there!

Hot Dog Mummies!

9:34 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 1 comments
Tongight I made Hot Dog Mummies and Mac and Cheese for dinner for the kids. We have a busy weekend coming up so wasn't sure I could fit it in for Halloween!

Of course I thought I was done with that but it turned into Keagan wanted a nose adn a mouth, Brooklyn wanted a dress and arms and legs and then Aidan wanted me to write TAPOUT on his lol

Of course I forgot to get pictures of my wonderful food art but they really enjoyed them!

Feast your eyes, if you dare, on these Hot Dog Mummies. They're the perfect energy food before an evening of collecting candy.

1 11-ounce can of refrigerator breadsticks
1 12-pack of hot dogs
Yellow mustard

For each mummy, separate one breadstick from the roll and use kitchen shears or a knife to slice it in half lengthwise to create two thinner strips.

Wrap one strip at a time snugly around the hot dog. Depending on the size of the hot dog, you may not need all of both strips. Leave about 1/2 inch of hot dog exposed for the face area and continue wrapping the top of the hot dog.

Bake the mummies on a cookie sheet at 350ยบ for 15 to 18 minutes or until the breadstick wrapping is golden brown.

Remove the mummies from the oven and cool them for 5 minutes. Add yellow mustard eyes just before serving. Makes 12 mummies.