Since Kyle is home more in July we've been working on our house projects for the year. Everything from painting vents to putting trim on the stairs (for the floor laid 4 years ago) to a new chimney. It's a good mix of big and small projects. There are always improvements to be made, but the house is getting close to a finished status :)
We just wrapped up Sawyer's 2nd session of swim lessons from the summer. The 1st day of the first session he ran away from the teacher (just like last year), but thankfully he has gotten progressively better. Some days he didn't listen well and there was a significant amount of bribery involved but by the end he was listening and performing all the tasks the instructor required. But to be honest he doesn't love it :( And he still struggles with being cold. When he is wet he shivers and his lips turn purple. He literally has no insulation. Even after being in the water for the whole lesson he is still shaking like a leaf (it's an indoor heated pool). It's hard for him to overcome and I'm not really sure I can help him. Hopefully with age and added pounds he will outgrow it.
Kolter spits up like it's his job. He is guaranteed to spit up at least twice after every feeding, but he will also spit-up hours after eating. Often if he moves positions (laying to sitting and vice versa) he lets it flow. In fact in his new nickname is Chuck… Thankfully his reflux doesn't seem to bother him. His typical reaction after throwing up is giving a great big smile. While I'm happy it doesn't hurt him he is ruining many of his clothes (and mine :) and he constantly stinks (no nice baby smell here). Anyone have any advice for reducing reflux? I don't want to put him on any medicine and our pediatrician believes if it doesn't hurt him there is no reason to medicate, so I'm looking for natural remedies. Any suggestions?
4) Jury Duty
I was called for jury duty last week. I've only been requested for jury duty 1 other time and it was in OH, but we had just moved back to KS so I didn't have to serve. This time around the judge must have been on vacation, but no juror was called all week. I'm so thankful because we left Thursday of that week for vacation and I would have been very disappointed if we had to cut our vacation short.
5) Food Truck
I forgot to post about our 2nd annual food truck date. We went to Walnut Wednesday in Cleveland in June (while Sawyer and Nora were in KS). We had tons of fun picking food from the 15 food trucks. My 1st option was from the Hodge Podge truck. Hodge Podge has participated in the Great Food Truck Race on Food Network and it's owner has been on The Next Food Network Star. And while waiting in line the owner (Chris Hodge) came out to greet people. When I got to the front of the line they were sold out of the meal I wanted so I moved on in search of another culinary delight. I landed on Off the Griddle. All of their "sandwich" selections used a belgian waffle as the bun. I chose a belgian waffle with pulled adobo chicken, black beans, salsa, queso and cilantro lime dressing. Kyle selected a Korean burrito. And of course I finished it off with a caramel cupcake. Kolter came along on our date, but he didn't get to partake in the goodness. Date selfie to round out our fun food truck experience.
|Hodge Podge and it's owner in the red gingham|
|my yummy dinner|