I made yogurt last night. It sat out all night like the recipe calls for and this morning I thought it looked pretty good. I felt like such an awesome Mom that I could feed my family something as wholesome as homemade yogurt. Fast forward a few hours so it is nice and chilled and it reminds me of glue. Not even worthy of a picture. It tastes alright and it is perfect to mix in Oliver's oatmeal and applesauce but certainly not what I had in mind. What did I do wrong? I used the easiest recipe and I still thought it was time consuming. I guess I'm not cut out to make everything I try my hands at.
Another child tested positive for H. Pylori. Yay for me the medicine dispensing queen. At least this time the child is older so all of their meds are in pill form. Alex and Dennis just finished their meds and I will have them retested in 6 weeks. Thankfully another child tested negative too so they don't need meds as well.
I took Nolan for his pre-op today. Unfortunately I didn't get the message that I needn't come in since the surgery was canceled at the one hospital. Even though they will admit patients as young as four, since this is Nolan's first surgery here in the states, the hospital still said no. So Nolan gets to have his cleft palate surgery at the hospital I was trying to avoid. And though I made it to this appointment and the doctor saw Nolan and cleared him for surgery, we get to go to two more pre-op appointments because that is this particular hospital's policy. I'm just thrilled because I have nothing better to do with my time than go to three pre-op appointments. Who knows when Nolan's surgery will be now. It could be next week or in three weeks. Nothing like a good ol' surprise! :)
Tomorrow Nolan is being evaluated by the school district. I requested that he be tested back in August but they wanted to wait till after his cleft was fixed. At first that was going to be in late August so I agreed to that. Even though his surgery is moved to October the school district still wanted to wait till he was healed before they evaluate him which would delay the testing till mid November at the earliest. With that being the case, he would not start receiving services until the first week of January. Since this is out of the time frame allowed, of course they wanted me to write a letter stating that I was okay with the delay. But I wasn't okay with it. And I told them my reasoning. And really, I wasn't about to back down. So like I said-- testing is tomorrow. I don't think they will do much with speech evaluation but at least they can see that he qualifies. As of now I still do not know what hand he prefers to write with and I have no clue as to how to help him pick a hand and stick with it. He needs OT and I am curious to see what they say about pre-k since the cut off date for kindergarten has been moved up.
When I was driving with Paul in the van the other day, we passed a train. "Mom, is there elephants and lions in those trains? And unicorns? You know the ones with the horns that can poke you?" I had to chuckle.
I just finished reading the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book while waiting for the girls during voice lessons. It was so funny! And crazy as it sounds, I could totally relate to the parents. Have you read the book? I ask because William especially adores these books and pretty much won't read anything else. I'm wondering if there are other books out there like them. I know of a few but it would be great to learn of a few others.
Thanks for sharing all of your favorite books. I've made a list of them to check out next time I am at the resource center.