Musings of a Marfan Mom

Project Smile: April


The past few days I’ve felt really overwhelmed with gratitude. I was in the process of creating a blog post around that when I remembered that since it’s the end of the month, it’s time for the Project Smile (hosted by Kristi and Alicia) blog hop anyway!

I get to go to Ohio and Wisconsin in 3 weeks! I haven’t been home in a year and have been terribly homesick at times. One of my brother’s best friends is getting married and we’re going to bless Baby J in the congregation I grew up in the next day, and visit so many friends and see our cousins and take tons of pictures and it’s going to be great.

Deep pressure therapy. I loooove the OT who taught me about this! It’s really made a difference for M when he’s having a sensory meltdown. Like tonight….he woke up screaming and head banging and he started gagging because he was crying so hard. Some well-placed squeezes and he was back asleep within minutes. IT’S AMAZING PEOPLE!

Chicken nachos. I got this recipe off a bulletin at church. Cook up 2 chicken breasts (shredded), 1 can black beans, 1 can corn, 1 can tomato sauce, taco seasoning, and a cup of cheese together in a pan. Pour over tortilla chips and top with whatever else you want. They are soooo good.

I get to take a cake decorating class this summer. I have always wanted to and now I finally am. I registered for it yesterday, along with a parent/child soccer class with M. Maybe he’ll do his Brasilian roots proud and be the next Pelé!

These guys. I mean seriously…who wouldn’t wake up with a big smile on their face every morning if they got to hang out with these two? Plus, I get to be at home with them. Mark and I still look at each other almost daily and say “Can you believe these are our kids? How are we this lucky?”

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  1. This week I am happy that the election is going to be over (one more sleep yahoo) but it kind of makes me sad too because I will be missing all my election pals.
    Next week when my brain has firmed back up I will be happy that the Conference is even closer!!!


  2. When you’re happy, I’m happy


    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud Reply:

    I just love reading your replies to Maya’s posts. What a sweet mom! :)


  3. I’m glad to hear that deep pressure therapy is working for M. That’s wonderful! He and J are getting so big. I’m sure I’ve already mentioned this, but they have such beautiful eyes. Congratulations for signing up for a cake decorating class! That sounds like so much fun. You’ll have to tell me all about it so I can decorate cake vicariously through you. :)
    Thanks for joining in with Project Smile. I’ll be waiting for you to stop by with those chicken nachos. Minus the beans, of course. 😉


    marfmom Reply:

    But the beans are the best part! :-p


  4. I’m smiling about that chicken nachos recipe. Thanks, and YUM!


  5. Is J red-headed?! They’re both so beautiful..


    marfmom Reply:

    Aw thanks! No, I know he looks red-headed in this picture but his hair is brown. My hair has auburn streaks in it though, so I’m guessing his does as well and that’s why it sometimes looks red in pictures.


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