Friday, June 25, 2010

I'm So Scatter Brained!

Ok! So for those of you who don't know, I was diagnosed with ADD when I was young. And I know that a lot of people grow out of it byt he time they are an adult. I have suspected for a while that I haven't grown out of it. And now I am pretty much certain that i have not outgrown it. I cannot finish anything i start without wanting to start something else first. LOL!

So here is my newest idea. I decided i am going to write another book. Yes, I know what you are thinking! But Becky! You are in the middle of one, book, have another one in the wings waiting to be started, a screenplay that you have an idea for and need to start, and yet you have an idea for another new book that you want to start? And the answer is Yes! I do. However this is not a fiction book. This is a crafty book! A book of patterns that I have made! WooHoo! I see so many craft books out there and I have so many patterns of my own that I have made and I thought, Well! Why not just make my own book? So, I can currently collecting all my ideas and all my patterns so that I can do it :) So i can start my newest book! Of course I will have to start it after I finish my current book, but at least I have my ideas together in one place and ready to start when I have time. You know, because I am just not doing enough right now!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Real Food For Healthy Kids!

I have been feeling very sluggish lately. I have noticed my kids having some acne on their faces. I have noticed my son going crazy after sugar. I have noticed my children asking for sweets all the time and me craving them myself.

So I started analyzing my diet. And their diets and realizing that we are full of processed foods, sugar and salt laden with very little nutritional value. That we lack the fresh fruits and veggies we should be eating. Also that we are eating way too much hydrogenated oils, potatoes, white flour, and all around filler crap that isn't doing us any good.

A year ago I came to the same conclusion that we had too much of this stuff in our diets, but I wasn't able to keep up with it, since we moved twice and have had a lot of upheaval in our lives. But i feel once again that we need to get back to basics and a simpler more wholesome way of eating.

So I found this book that I think is absolutely fantastic!

It has everything in it that I have been looking for. I have tried other books that say they are "healthy" or written by nutritionists. Only to find they are full of condensed soups, white flour and vegetable oils. Which I am trying to get away from. I love Coconut oil and Olive oil. Fresh foods and minimally processed foods. Which this book has. Some people complained that there were no pictures, but I really didn't care. I found the recipes so simple and easy to read, that I didn't need pictures to tell me how to do it. Also the ingredients are simple to find and don't cost a fortune.
I have found breakfast, snacks and lunch are our big problems. Dinner is pretty easy for me. So what I did is I told the girls to look through the book and see what they wanted to make for one breakfast, one lunch and one snack for the week and they could each take turns making their special items this week. They loved the idea!

I also found this book:

Which I am going to use for curriculum for the girls for this next year to teach them about nutrition. There is a workbook that goes along with it.

I have decided that the only way I am going to be able to change the way that I eat and eat less and better, is if i get everyone involved. It is just too hard to make a meal for me and a meal for them. So it is time for a change! For all of us!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Our Summer Schedule

Summer is already here! I can hardl;y believe that we have one more school year behind us! I just feel like we have so little time left. Brit is in 5th grade now and I just feel time slipping away from me. So I figured that with so many wonderful
museums and stuff out here we would try to visit some this summer. We would
love for you guys to come and join us to any or all of them! Just let me
know if you can come and we can work out a time :)
Also we are going swimming up at the pool here about 2-3 times a week so if
you would ever like to come and join us for a swim, just give me a call :)

Ok! Here is our schedule:

Griffith Observatory : June 24th about noon

KidSpace Children's Museum: July 1st about 10:00 am.- This one is a bit on
the expensive side. 10.00 a person, so I am going to get a membership to it
so we can go more often :)
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California Science Center and Natural History Museum: July 9th about 10:00
am - these museums are next to each other

Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana: July 16th about 10:00 a.m. They have
grossology about the body and a tinkertoy exhibit right now. Both of which
my kids would love!

La Brea Tar Pits: July 29th about 10:00 a.m.

Santa Monica Pier: August 5th about 2:00 p.m. The carousel and the Aquarium
don't open till 2:00.

Zimmer Children's Museum : August 13th about 10:00 a.m.

The Huntington Library: August 19th about 11:00 a.m. They have great art as
well as a huge botanical garden.

On top of all of that we will be going to the Ford Theater Family series
this summer. We are going to go to about 5 performances. They are really a
lot of fun! They are a great price, 5.00 for adults and free for kids.

Ford Theater Family Series
Big!World!Fun! Family Series
Troupe Vertigo
Sat. July 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Big!World!Fun! Family Series
Wicked Tinkers
Sat. July 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Big!World!Fun! Family Series
Viver Brasil
Sat. July 31, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

BOXTALES Theatre Company
Sat. August 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Big!World!Fun! Family Series
LA Opera
Sat. August 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Lastly! We will be going to Orange County for 2 weeks this summer to stay
at my in laws beach house. If you would like to come visit us we would love
it. We will be there July 14th-21st as well as August 30th-Sept 4th. The
week of August-September we will be going to Disneyland at least twice.

Let me know if you want to get together!