Sunday, November 7, 2010


I received a special request for donuts!
I was up for the challenge. I used Cherrybrook Kitchen pancake mix and added less water to the mix. I fried it and then sprinkled some powdered sugar on top, SUCCESS!

APRIL 2010 - Easter for Jacky

This year Jacky got a chick. He was thrilled. Great Grandma Gracie catered to his needs and prepared a safe Easter dinner, just for Jack. It is wonderful to have such an amazingly supportive family. I actually cried when she told me that she made special mashed potatoes, just for him.

The BIG 4-0!

My boy is really growing and developing.
We were at Jack's pediatric appointment on Friday and he was 3'8" and 40 lbs!!!
I am so proud of him.

We started him in a parent co-op pre-school with a parent:child ratio of 1:4, knowing that there would be plenty of parents to keep him safe from offending foods. We were nervous to take the plunge into preschool, but he took right to it.
Jack brings his snack in his monkey bag, we provide his treats for birthdays and when they do cooking projects, Jack goes first and we substitute ingredients.
It has been amazing to see his personality develop. For the first time in his life, he has friends.

He also started Ranitidine about 2 months ago. He is hardly screaming anymore. We were experiencing at least 2, 1-3 hour fits per day, plus night screaming. GONE! He also decided to relax in the potty area and now he is POTTY TRAINED!!!
We tried everything; singing potty chair, Small Skivvies, Pirate Potty Book and Hat, treats, gifts, excursions, etc... Nothing worked.
Suddenly, about a month ago, he decided that it was time and that was that.

We are so pleased with his growth and development.