Happy Carrot Day

Wednesday

“Oh, hi! Good morning! I was wondering if I could order a milks?”
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“Could we interest you in the Special of the Day? Today’s Special is the Carrot Purée. It is a waterish composition of locally grown garden fresh carrots?”

“Um… That looks kind of disgusting. Do you know if it has any texture?”

“There is a very slight texture, ma’am. Would you at least be interested in trying it? It’s gotten great reviews!”
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“I’ll try a little taste, I guess. I’m just not so sure about it.”

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Myhegehmhmmblbgehhh… Woah. Do I have anything on my face?”

“We’ll be right back with a warm towel and lemon, ma’am.”

“Just bring me a burp rag and don’t forget my milks!!!!”

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Nora did let me get a little taste of carrots on her mouth! It wasn’t exactly a spoonful but at least it was something! She tolerated the spoon at a side angle AND the little bit of carrots! There was some wincing and fussing associated, but no gags! We’ve had two more consecutive pleasurable carrot dining experiences since then (also just little tastes). I think we’re making progress!

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Three duckies that came traipsing across the yard at my parents’ house:
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If you look closely (above) you can see the big full moon just between the trees. I was awestruck by the beauty of this scene and wondered if anyone else appreciated it so much as I did in that moment while I was waiting for the ferry back home. Three birds way off in the distance glided back and forth past the moon as if this whole picture was hand-painted just for me in that moment. So personal it was that my phone camera could barely discern the evanescence of the moon let alone the three soaring specks.

And so ends another day.

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So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.
(Ecclesiastes 8:15 NIV)

I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.
(Isaiah 45:5, 6 NIV)

Thursday

Here are a couple of award winning kids! So proud!

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“What’s this rainbow doing on my cheeky??? Get me in the baff quick!!!”
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“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
(Psalms 46:10 NLT)

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5 thoughts on “Happy Carrot Day

  1. You are too funny with the carrot narration, ha-ha!! Thanks for sharing. Keep it up precious Nora! Can’t wait to see her enjoying carrots a la carte…just like we’ve seen her take her milkies down………….. all in God’s good time. Blessings to you all.

  2. Awww, Nora – you’re doing great! We did feeding therapy with my oldest, c swipes on the cheeks and tongue massage and brushing. You’ll get it girl!

    I don’t remember if Nora has any reflux issues but with the switch in formula (which we also did with my oldest) you may want to be aware that the orange veggies can be problematic with reflux kiddos. Just a heads up in case she gets fussy with the carrots. 🙂

  3. THOSE SCENERY PICTURES ARE TRULY BEAUTIFUL. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE “BIG KIDS” FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CERTIFICATES. I PRAY THAT NORA’S LITTLE HEART HAS SETTLED DOWN TO A GOOD HEART RATE. PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE TIME, LET US KNOW HOW SHE IS DOING. DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LONG BLOG, A SHORT ONE WOULD BE GREAT JUST SO WE CAN KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING. LOVE THE THREE DUCKS. MY GRANDDAUGHTER WAS IN AN AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW TODAY IN CINCINNATI. ALL OF A SUDDEN WE WERE GOING PAST THE NEW CASINO, AND I GOT TO SEE WILLIAM’S SIGN. I WAS SOOOO EXCITED, I STARTING TELLING EVERYONE IN THE VAN THAT I KNEW WHO MADE THAT SIGN. WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB YOU DID ON THAT WILLIAM. IT IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL SIGN. WHERE WE WENT WAS ONLY A COUPLE OF BLOCKS OR SO PAST THE CASINO. I TOLD MY HUSBAND WE HAVE TO GO PAST THERE SO THEY CAN SEE THE SIGN. GUESS I WILL CLOSE FOR NOW AND GET TO BED. I AM STILL PRAYING THAT NORA’S LITTLE HEART RATE WILL GET BACK TO NORMAL QUICKLY. I LOVE YOU ALL AND PRAY FOR ONLY THE BEST FOR NORA AND HER FAMILY. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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