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Thursday, January 29, 2009

New seat for wheelchair



Sabra was awfully into the box that the new wheelchair seat came in! At least, until I got out the camera. . . . isn't that how it always goes?





Tamara Kittleson Aldred is an occupational therapist who is no longer practicing who donates her time to helping families of disabled children get specific equipment, everything we have for Odette's needs has been through her when she worked for M.A.P. and even currently on her own time. She has a non profit called Eleanor's Project which is named after her daughter and she takes older equipment to third world countries. Well, that is the short version :). She has done alot for our family and has made life for Odette so much easier.
This is Kurt, the Handyman from Norco who does almost all of the fittings for Odette's wheelchair, her stander, her walker and her bath chair.




Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesdays


On Tuesdays, Ashley is here from 9-12 to help with Odette so Sabra can have my full attention, yes they both need it :) Sabra is starting to venture a little bit more. . . .makes things easier to get errands ran and school work if I need to get it done.
Kelly N. is Odette's speech therapist and comes on Tuesdays as well, works on feeding issues and signing and using the tech 8 to make choices and point at what she wants.
I am greatful for both of their contributions. As you can tell Sabra and Odette love them very much too.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Smitten Image: Out of Molehills

The Smitten Image: Out of Molehills

Happiness


This seems to be such an ellusive thing people chase and try to reproduce in so many ways. I am so thankful to be able to see the good in things and love life as much as I do.


I was reading an article on Laughter. . . .and thought this was worth repeating.


10 minutes it takes on a rowing machine to get heart rate up to the same rate as after 1 minute of hearty laughter


15 number of minutes of laughter a day that will result in 1-4 lbs of weight loss per year


50 calories burned during 10-15 minutes of laughter


27% amount of increased endorphins and hgh (an anti-aging hormone) produced with laughter



Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sabra and Potatoes











Hello all-








Sabra really is enjoying mashed potatoes and These are too cute to resist!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Kitchen and the Dentist








Well, Dale has got the cupboards in and still needs to do the dishwasher but hey. . . .i am not complaining.

Today we took Odette to the dentist and they told us we would have to wait to April to get her teeth cleaned and she would have to be under anesethetic at St. Pats because they have to pull teeth also. Her adult teeth are growing in as well as her baby teeth. . . it is a mess in there.

She started back up with school today, she was a little fussy when she got home but all in all doing very well.

Sabra is playing with magnetic alphabet on the fridge right now and waiting for mac and cheese to boil on a hot plate because we still do not have a working stove.

I love my life, I am going to be 35 on Sunday eeeek.
Olivia

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Kitchen


So, Dale came here today and was ripping out the rest of my old cupboards and getting ready to install the sink, dishwasher and the new cupboards.

I am very excited. . .the girls dealt with the sawsall noise quite well and no one got to worked up.

This evening I went to my nephew Andy's Baptism. He just turned eight today as well. Happy Birthday Andy!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Scripture study

My Morning routine begins with scripture study and I really loved this when I was reading this morning. . . .

Mosiah 13:28

And Moreover, I say unto you, that salvation doth not come by the law alone; and were it not for the atonement, which God himself shall make for the sins and inquities of his people, that they must unavoidably perish, notwithstanding the law of Moses.

I am thankful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I would like to humbly say that I have gained this knowledge through many trials and gained severe amounts of Joy and Peace because of it as well. I know the book of Mormon is true and its impact on our lives can be as wonderful as our heavenly father and mother want it to be!

Olivia

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sleep Position Quiz


What does your sleeping position say about you?


My Quiz Result: On your stomach:


You are an easy-going individual. You like making new friends and going out. You tend to be brash at times. You like to be in your comfort zone and don't relish extreme challenges as much.



Take this quiz: What does your sleeping position say about you?

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Christmas 2008 picsof Us




New Years Day

So, It is 2009? Well the girls and I are Having a very fun Day, From watching kung Fu panda to playing with new Christmas presents. Sabra's latest is opening every cupboard she can find and pulling everything out and laughing when it falls which makes Odette laugh as well!! Her Favorite is the colander she likes to rub her fingers on the holes. . . Odette likes the Pooh Phone, I put new batteries in that constantly it seems. :)