The past few days Ashley's belly has been flatter than ever before. (I had gotten so used to it being distended that I hardly noticed it.) She is also much clearer and more focused. She has a longer attention span, and has been saying much more. Today she said "yes" for the first time! I whipped my head around so fast and asked her sister, who was sitting beside her, "Did Ashley just answer me or was that you?" "It was Ashley, Mommy!" Zoe said with excitement. God bless her! She also gave me a big kiss today when I asked for one (usually she only takes kisses, but loves to be held). Granted her mouth was wide open, but am I complaining? No!
Standing in line on Sunday for two hours with our friends, Zoe, Mark, Maximo & Oliver.
This is a healthy treat I used to eat all the time, but had forgotten. My friend, Sally, reminded me of the simple pleasure of apples with almond butter. Just swirl in some honey and spread it on your favorite sliced apples. The kids eat it up. I also love it on celery sticks.