Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tackle it Tuesday

This week I decided to re-tackle to the playroom. With the new puppy the kids need to keep their toys in a spot where she can't get them or they may be gone! It's not done, I couldn't finish it in just 2 days...but I made a HUGE dent in it. I replaced the flooring, and doubled the size of the room...and bought some of those cheap closet organizers to organize some of their toys. Shoe wracks make the perfect garage for medium sized cars and trucks!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday- Hamburgers and baked beans
Wed-Colorful Kielbasa
Thur-GF/CF Corn Dogs...new for us! Recipe Below
Fri- Chicken and corn on the cob on the grill

Source: Randall Wade, GFCF Kids, Yahoo Groups

1/2 cup gfcf flour blend

1/2 cup cornmeal

1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

1/2 tablespoon sugar

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg, beaten

3/4 cup milk substitute

gfcf hotdogs (I use Bar-S)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday's Window Into My World

You can't tell from the pic real well, but Xander was napping in the hallway. Kloee decided that looked like a great place to nap as well!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Meet Kloee!!! Our new future Autism Service Dog!!!

Sat. Rob and I were both off of work, so I had set up appt.s w/ breeders to go look at puppies. My trainer had given me a list of characteristics to look for to help select a good trainable service dog...picking a pet is easy you find the cutest one, that is playful and responds the best to your family. I'll admit I was nervous as heck picking out a service dog. But I found one, that matched all the criteria we were looking for. Met her mama who was very sweet and friendly (another criteria). So we decided to take her home. We stopped by petsmart on the way home to find her a harness, shampoo, puppy food, and some toys.

I remembered having a puppy was like having a newborn but what I forgot is that you worry about them like they're a newborn! She slept and wouldn't eat most of the day and I was worried sick! I text my trainer who said she probably was just overstimulated. Made me feel better but was still worried she wasn't acting like a puppy!

By the end of the night she finally ate, and today she's much more energetic so I'm relieved! Hopefully she'll make a good addition to our family!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Allllll aaaaaaaaaboard

So, link after link after link Rob read about the benefits of having a service animal for an autistic child...and he is now ON BOARD!!!His only thing was he is not comfortable getting a large dog from a shelter, so he wants to start w/ a puppy. I was hoping to avoid housebreaking and puppyhood, but oh well it's a small price to pay! We are going Saturday to check out 2 different breaders, and w/ any luck we'll come home w/ our new service dog to be!