Could i be...

getting better? Heaven forbid i write that because i'll probably be in the ER overnight, but for now i feel like the congestion clouds are clearing. If you call and i answer, you'll still think you're talking to our butler, because my voice sounds that bad, but my sinuses are pretty much clear and i'm not constantly cycling between chills and sweats.

Summer colds are no good not only because your sick when you just shouldn't be, but also because summer is a precious commodity and being laid up when the summer days are ticking by is nothing short of frustrating. One low key thing i've been able to do even when sick is make batches of granita. Henry was digging on his "cold treat" last night and it occurred to me that some of you might be interested, so i'm including my *recipes* here. Unless you can deal with some mess i would stick to the berry one-- it just couldn't be easier.

1 1/2 cups fresh fruit or 1 12-ounce bag frozen
1/3-1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 TBSP lemon juice
Puree berries in food processor with water, freeze

1 1/2 cups pitted fruit
3/4 cup sugar
Simmer cherries in sugar syrup 5 minutes
Puree with syrup
Strain out skins, freeze

Henry is going through a renewed "no" phase. It's a bit trying, but also slightly humorous because he says it very matter of factly: Henry, come put your shoes on so we can go to school. "no." He doesn't say it emphatically or dramatically or with a question mark at that end--it's just an even "no." I think he's discovered that he can say no and that it starts to drive people crazy. Mainly we deal with it by reminding him of the fun things that will happen if he does said task, i.e. "let's put your shoes on so we can go see all your friends at school." If that doesn't work than we usually resort to tickling him or picking him up and "flying" him around or something physical and fun to divert the power struggle.

Silas, my little darling, slept for 11 hours last night. We've been making pretty steady progress with his night-time wakings and had gotten to where he didn't start stirring until around 4:30 or 5. Last night however, he went to sleep around 6:30 and didn't make a peep until 6:04 when he woke-up ready to eat and tackle the day.


Anonymous said...

Good to hear that you are getting better. I think you may have passed it along to me. Sore throat last night and the lull before the storm today, I'm afraid.

Could it be camera trickery or are Silas' eyes turning brown?

Have a great weekend and hugs the boys! Love, Gran

Anonymous said...

So then what do you do with the berries when pureed and frozen?

Do you think Silas' eyes are turning brown?

I met a little boy in LA named Silas Henry! He was not as cute as our two little guys! Hugs! Sheree