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We had lots of fun today. The boys were in a good mood and spent large portions of the day tackling each other and giggling.

The boys painted and we blew bubbles. We read stories and sang Raffi songs. They had a bath while I folded laundry. They built things out of Lego. It was a pretty typical day.

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I even had a chance to do a little bit of shopping:

I went to a “school” store and bought the kids some jingle bells, as well as some feathers and pipe cleaners for crafting. There was also another item that isn’t pictured. I bought a large map of Canada. Spell-ominoes looks like fun. I’ll play it with Kev tonight and see how it really works out but I can’t imagine it not being satisfactory. Each card has a part of a word on each side and you create links by adding letters to make words.

I am still waiting on two special books to come in from Amazon. I am very excited about receiving The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

I also found out something about my diet today. I had cut wheat out as part of a mild detox. I have had some chronic problems (like lethargy and joint pain and headaches) and thought a detox was in order. For a whole week I didn’t eat any of these common offenders. And I was feeling quite well. Last night I cheated and ate some bread. Within 30 minutes I had a monstrous headache. Then at lunch today I wanted to see if it would happen again. Yup! Another monstrous headache after eating wheat.

So now gluten is on my “no-eating” list. We’ll see if that gets rid of a bunch of my problems over the next few months.

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dsc04334My Tiffin arrived today. It is pretty spiffy. It looks smaller than you’d expect but when you compact everything together it has all the space Kevin will need for his lunch. My big challenge now though is that Kev wants me to make him a lunch kit that has a compartment for his stainless steel water bottle, his Tiffin and a special space for fruit and cutlery. Any ideas?dsc043321

This is Kevin’s lunch for tomorrow. He is having left over Chinese stir fry from the Vegetarian Low GI book. He is also having homemade vegan pudding as well as olives, veggie crackers and some cheese.

We were trying to cut cheese out of our diet but then I found out that Kevin was losing weight from all his Martial Arts training as well as his regular work outs. I became worried that he wasn’t getting enough calories and started putting cheese back in his diet for the extra fat.

thriveOn Monday I was at Superstore and in their book rack (which I hardly ever look at) they had a copy of Thrive Fitness. It’s the newest book by Brendan Brazier. I own two of his other books and couldn’t resist snatching this one up too. I really like his philosophy on food, exercise and reducing dietary stress. His new book covers how to eat for optimum weight loss, muscle gain and overall wellness. He even talks about the ability to reduce the likelihood of disease or cancer even through diet.

china-studyA fantastic book for that is The China Study by Colin T. Campbell. It’s an absolutely fabulous book for anyone who wants to know how to combat diseases and cancers.

One more little thing. When we were painting this morning Trey painted this chopstick I gave him and he has been using as a wand. He has been running around all afternoon pretending to be Harry Potter and shouting “expelliarmus” at everything.

Kev was playing along with him while he was trying to write some items for a grocery list. Everytime Trey “disarmed” him he would throw his pen in the air and make a big deal about how he couldn’t write because Trey kept disarming him. Trey was laughing so hard he could barely breathe. It was quite an amusing show.

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