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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Naturally Cold Remedy and Road Trip

Many things going on this week, we'll see what gets done with the impending snow storms-those always throw a wrench into things. 

Grace had her birthday on the 17th. How can my baby be 1 already?  The cake was just a regular box cake, I substituted the eggs (called for two) with two 4 oz jars of banana baby food, each jar was mixed with 1 teaspoon of baking powder.  Tasted pretty good. 

We went car shopping and got a new van. It was time, it's nice to have one reliable car in the house although the payments mean more penny pinching until we get it paid off.
(excuse the messy garage...)
 I love it, although I do feel very small (like I'm driving a truck) and have a feeling I'm going to making a pillow to sit on so I can see out the rear window properly.

Grace caught a bad cold. She's been raspy and lost her voice for three days now (writing on Monday). Nothing touches it. Nothing. I have tried everything I can think of, not even commercial cold medicine could help her sleep. It seems the only thing that does help is eucalyptus oil, even if it is briefly. Eucalyptus helps break down mucus so you can breath easier (along with many other things). I have some mixed in coconut oil with lavener and peppermint for a homemade vapo rub (2 drops of each per 1 tablespoon of coconut oil), which she gets lathered in every diaper change, much to her dismay. I hav also been dripping four or five drops on a towel and keeping it close while she nurses. She is still coughing some, but is able to sleep on her own with no medicine with an end of the crib mattress elevated (I put the boppy pillow under there). 

We are hopefully going to Nebraska again this weekend to see Adrianna and my parents. This will be the first of many road trips in the Sedona.

What I do to prepare for road trips with a 4 year old, 3 year old and 1 year old.

Kid Songs
Leave in the middle of the night

LOL That about sums it up. I have my MP3 player loaded with kid songs, but we also have a trial of Sirius XM in the van that I will be using. :D

I make cupcakes of some sort for breakfast, make sure the kids have a bottle of water (Grace still gets cheerios), I get coffee and also have extra snacks of whatever is around the house for later and extra water.

We leave early, then hope the kids go back to sleep.  Both us and Nebraska are set for winter storms this weekend, so the trip is up in the air. 

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