Thursday, May 1, 2014

Big Milestones and Granola

This week has been a week full of exciting firsts around here! Hope went on two kindergarten visits this week to her school to get ready for Kindergarten.  She is so excited!  Here she is in one of the awesome kindergarten teacher's classroom listening to the story on frogs. 

I cannot believe it is time for this already, but she is so excited!
Tuesday night Mike took her to Kindergarten Roundup night!  They got to ride a bus and have lots of fun.  I get to do so many things with her because of preschool that this was a special Daddy/Daughter night for them.
Another huge milestone this week was that David lost his first tooth!!  We have really been wondering if he would ever lose a tooth, and he did!  When it came out we kind of freaked out that maybe this was an adult tooth that came out and shouldn't have because it was big.  Really big.  We still need to do xrays to make sure adult teeth are there and waiting to come in.  We know several children with DS that do not have adult teeth.  Interesting-huh?!
Mike has had a rough few weeks lately at work.  Sigh.  Anyway, he loves yogurt, granola, and chocolate chips together.  One of our preschool  Moms brought in this awesome homemade granola stuff that I flipped over.  So I made some today for my sweetie to make him smile.  Here is the recipe!
4 cups of old fashioned oatmeal
 1 1/2 cups of sliced almonds (I had a hard time finding them because I thought they would be with the nuts, but they are in the baking section with chocolate chips)
1/2 cup of light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp of cinamon (I love cinnamon so i did way more than 1/2 tsp)
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1/4 cup of  honey
1 tsp of vanilla
1 1/2 cups of raisins or dried fruit (optional)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  In a bowl mix oats, almonds, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.  In a saucepan warm oil and honey and whisk iin vanilla.  Carefully pour the liquid over the oat mixture.  Stir gently with spoon.  Spread granola on a cookie sheet (mine was totally full) Bake for 40 min  and let cool.  Stir in raisins or fruit of choice.  Store at room temp foa week in an airtight bag or three months in freezer. 
We took Mike some to work and he loved it too! 
Yesterday for our Wednesday afterschool church group we went to Hungry Mother for a playdate.  We had such fun.  David looks mad here but he had such fun.  This was before his tooth came out and he was stressed! 
Happy Thursday!  Let me know if you make the granola and if your peeps like it as much as we do!


  1. Laura, my mommy and I still keep up with you and your family on your blog. We are still praying for all of y'all and want you to know that. When I saw he lost his first tooth, I told my mommy today and we celebrated together. I teach DS children and adults in my Sunday School, and knew that can be hard on them, and the dental issues so I had to celebrate. Just tell him, congratulations for us. And Miss Hope and Kyle for their games and good sportsmanship.

  2. I just wanted to say how excited we were to hear David lost his first tooth. I told my mommy today, and we celebrated. I told her the issues that kids with DS can have with teeth coming in and she was happy he lost his first tooth. We both are still praying for your family, and are both proud of Kyle and Miss Hope with their games and sportsmanship, and willingness to serve others.