Sunday, March 2, 2014

Gluten Free... Work in Progress...

We have been trying gluten free foods like crazy. It has been kind of a challenge!
Aiden has been really missing pizza rolls. These were just meh.
 Matt and I were so excited to find some gluten free buns. Also meh.
But OMG we have been going to Angus Jack's and they can do almost their entire menu gluten free and it is DELISH!!!
 This morning, we tried to make chicken biscuits. Just ok. See a pattern?

 This gluten free sandwich bread has been a God send for Aiden's lunch.
 We even tried to make funnel cake. Still... it just wasn't the same... We have perfected GF waffles and pancakes, so that is good!
 The Cookie Company can even make their big cookie in the chewy chocolate, which is gluten free.
 And Emma and Matt were so excited that we got a new flour that we can make our "square noodles" (kind of dumplings" and they were very similar to the original. YAY!
So it's a work in progress...

January and February goodies...

January 14th, Aiden lost 7th tooth!
Friday night, 1/17, Emma and I had a Mommy/Emma night and saw The Secret Life of Walter Smitty./
 We went to Natalie's 80's birthday party!
 It was our first party to attend after finding out about Celiac. We brought our own cupcakes from Bliss and had a blast!
 Brinkley and Bella doing some cuddling. ;)
 The Buddies. One of them plays basketball ALL. THE. TIME.
 We went to our cousin, Olivia's Colors Day. She is so pretty!
 And we loved getting to watch her play too! She is awesome!
 Bella got a new hat!
 We saw this box of Fun Dips at Walmart. They must have been made for us (see the to and from on the red one!) 
 One Saturday, Daddy had to work so we went to the Lego Movie. It was cute and it got the "Let it Go" song out of our heads for the afternoon ("Everything is Awesome...")
 Mom's lunch just rocks! Holly was testing out her Minute to Win it games. Let's just say it took 2 minutes to win it and we didn't do a very good job of listening either! Ha! 
 It was so fun though! :) Never a dull moment at Mom's lunch! I am so thankful for every 2nd Monday. 
 We got to celebrate Nana's birthday! It was so fun! We went to eat Mexican and then went to Olivia's Regional tournament. It was such an exciting game! They won!
 Emma and Nana had a long awaited date at Market Place so Aiden, Daddy and I went to the skateboard park. This boy kept getting braver and braver. 





 We have had a snowy, icy morning and it was so cute to see these kiddos cuddled up wanting to join each other's Minecraft games. 


So much SNOW!

We have had so much snow this year! The dogs have been enjoying it.

We have really gotten a lot of use out of our sleds this year and we even got a few cheap-o snow boards. Haha! And that's about as far as I got on it! ;) 



 Aiden is a rock star on it though!








 Crash!



Let's Go Upward!

Aiden loves playing basketball! He is really glad to have his buddy Leo on his team too!
 Emma was so excited to sign up for cheer and to get her uniform... and it pretty much went down hill from there. ;)
 The first practice, she was the oldest one there and she was not excited about that! But since then there are 2 other girls her age or older and one even has T1D and wears and omnipod. She likes hanging out with them, but that's about it. 

 She's not super enthusiastic and doesn't love smiling (or extending her arms fully, apparently. But watching Matt encourage her to extend her arms is quite comical!)
 I love how they have a little devotional at half time. That's gotten a few smiles out of her. 

 NO. SMILES. HERE.
 Aiden LOVES it! He gives 110% and loves every second of it. 



 He has scored a bunch of points.









 OMG! A smile! Yay Upward!