New Glasses

Both of our youngest cuties just got new glasses! Aren’t they adorable?

Devin gets his new pair next week.

Sophia was squinting and blinking really hard and quickly after reading for long periods, so I took her in to get an eye exam.

Sure enough, her left eye had not developed as quickly as her right eye.

She had an infection in her left eye when she was born so this may have contributed to it developing slower.

Her Dr. would like Sophia to wear these for one year and then we will see how the eyes are doing. The idea is to strengthen the muscles and get the eyes working together.

She loves her glasses and wants to wear them forever.

Max has always been very clumsy, sort of like me. πŸ˜‰

It turns out I was right when I said he may need glasses as it appears his depth perception is off.

The Dr. told him his eyes were not working together and his depth perception was off, and that he could help him to see better with glasses.

He is so much happier now and rarely trips or drops things because he can tell distance now. Plus, his sport has improved greatly!

Poor guy, no one had noticed, we just thought he was clumsy, we all feel a bit silly.

Oh well, hindsight is 20/20. πŸ˜‰



Sophia 8 and Max 11 in their new glasses




Gingerbread horse Campaign for RDA

Sophia and I have baked, decorated, and packaged all of these gingerbread horses to help raise funds for our local RDA. (Whanganui Riding for the Disabled)

They are $2 each and all money will be deposited to the RDA.

Please let me know of you want to buy some.

Brent can take them with him to work or I can deliver (locally if course.)

40 Cookies SOLD OUT in 4 hours!- we can’t wait until Next year we may go for double that!

We made, bought, and ate, GF ones too and the recipe they sent us worked real nice. Sorry it is confidential, but you can get it by signing up to be a Gingerbread Horse Campaign Baker. We even get to keep the recipe and the cookie cutter! I recommend nominating Whanganui RDA, but you can choose your own when you register.


RDA Gingerbread Horse Campaign 2015 -Sophia & I made these.

Fluffy American Pancakes (Standard or Gluten Free)

One of Sophia’s Favourite recipes is…

Fluffy American Pancakes (Standard or Gluten Free)

(for Gluten Free, be sure to use all Gluten free products)

Combine in first bowl:

Sift: 1 cup Flour (Standard sifted or Gluten free)

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder (Standard or Gluten Free)

1/2 tsp salt

In separate bowl:

1 large egg whisked (we use double yolks -free range, SPCA Approved from a local farm πŸ˜‰ )

1 cup milk (almond/soy)

2 tbsp melted butter (or coconut oil)

1/4 tsp organic vanilla extract

Add dry ingredients and mix well, use 1 tbsp for small/ 2tbsp for large in heated skillet with coconut oil, flip when bubbles start to pop. Place in pan in oven on 100c to warm until all finished.


Small Gluten Free (L) and Large Standard (R)

Being one of the animals

All the animals chilling on the back if the sofa at Aunty KC’s.

Sophia likes to be one of the animals, she has done this since she was small.

She fully immerses herself in the role and does everything like them including drinking and eating from a bowl. (Luckily Aunty just mopped her floor!)


Smokey, Sophia and Indy chillin’ on the sofa.

Great morning for a fire

Great morning for a fire!

Sophia discovering the blues and greens, and animal shapes in the flames.

She noticed how changing air flow allows flames to change.

We even discussed salt vs water for putting out firs, how tempered glass works, and about fire extinguishers.

Also, we discussed how we humans went from flint, to matches, to butane fire lighters.

We even talked about different types if wood, toxic smoke and combustibles.

All this was led by her curiosity and questions about the fire.

This is aut[odidactic]ism in action.