Tuesday, November 22, 2016

WW: Isaak's Beanstalk {Linky}

Isaak brought home from school a bean to grow:

It kept growing, so Travis had him make a trellis out of Legos for it to rest upon:

E-Z Grip BBQ and Grill Accessory Kit Review

With Christmas coming up I'm getting presents left and right. I'm almost done! I'm just waiting on my parents to tell me what they want.

One of my favorite presents is for my husband: E-Z Grip BBQ and Grill Accessory Kit.  It's not gigantic, but something I know he'll use. I always struggle with what to get the adult males in my life.
My Dad isn't into sports, hunting, or fishing. He's more of a gardener, artistic type.

Travis has lots of hobbys and loves art, but I never know what he has. He is like my Dad, and gets into gardening. He's different than him when it comes to cooking and grilling. He loves to make meals!

The E-Z Grip BBQ and Grill Accessory Kit Comes With 5 Pieces:

  1. 2 BPA Free Bottle Dispensers
  2. 1 Scrapper/Chopper
  3. 2 Spatulas 
I could see us using the bottles for homemade sauces and possibly dressings. Most of our grilled meat we marinate. I love that the containers are BPA free. I do always wonder about the checmicals that are used in plastics when they are BPA free. 

I did have a little problem: One of my bottles came without a lid.

The chopper is great for cutting things in 1/2 like burgers and corn on the cob. I know I'll also use it for scraping flour off the counter when I make roll out cookies. 

I like the spatula with the holes for burgers and sausages. The grease can drip off. Both spatulas will come in handy. They have great grip handles, which is important around a hot grill.

Everything Came in a Medium Sized Box: 

The box is perfect for being wrapped.

Cost of the Set:

$39.99 on sale for $22.49

Everything is dishwasher safe. Super easy to clean!

We like to grill burgers the most. What do you like to throw on the grill? 

 Disclaimer: I got this product for a discount in exchange for an honest review. Everything in this post is written by me.

Monday, November 21, 2016


What a weekend!

On Saturday we had a family get together. My nephew Emerson was fussy the whole time. My sister took him to the doctor's office. They determined it was his 6 years molars coming in that was bothering him. I held him. It seemed like the only time he'd stop fussing is when I blew raspberries on his cheeks - in the spots where his molars are coming in.

In the night Emerson got worse. He was super fussy, was having trouble breathing, was cold, and when my sister Terra checked his heart rate it was all out of wack. They called my parents over to take care of her other kids, and rushed Emerson to the ER.

They ran some tests, did some x-rays, and came up with no answers.

I took in my other nephews on Sunday. It was a packed day for sure! The youngest Edison is only 2. We had potty training going on. He repeated everything the boys said. Edison wouldn't go anywhere without his brother Elijah by his side. Elijah had to go to the bathroom with him. Edison said, "You pee too!" Edison had no accidents.

We built a giant train track for Edison.

Here they all are:

My oldest nephew Evan was pooped! He had a Boy Scout sleepover. 

We went to the hospital. I didn't know if I should take up my two. As if I want them to get whatever nasty germs there are in the hospital. It was kind of hard not to. We had a potty seat in our car. Evan hadn't seen his parents all weekend because of the Boy Scout sleepover. Edison was asking for Mommy and Daddy all day. We washed our hands at every elevator stop. 

The lady at the front desk couldn't believe how many boys there were. We had to spell out all their names because they are unusual names for the most part. I think at first she was thinking, "Oh no! Look at all these kids!" She quickly realized that they are good kids. 

Emerson was still fussy. My sister was dead tired. Isaak asked why his finger was glowing. I said, "He's E.T. phoning home." My brother-in-law laughed and said, "Actually he's E.C. Emerson Charles." I explained the real reason why Emerson's finger was glowing to Isaak.  

The hospital still doesn't know what's wrong with Emerson. He did vomit in the middle of the night, and seemed much better after that. He slept pretty good, and went to the bathroom on the toilet. He's a little more smily.

My sister with Emerson

It takes 24 hours to get blood samples tested, so maybe something will turn up. With kids like him that have Trisomy 18 they kind of have their own unique systems. They get Pneumonia really easily. Emerson does have a hernia that she thought may be the culprit of the problem, but the X-rays showed no real threats. He does throw doctors for a loop at times. 

Evan their oldest son went home, and threw up. I'm hoping it was just because he didn't sleep and eat well because of his Boy Scout event. I used to get stomach issues after a weekend where I had an overnight. It seems like every Thanksgiving and Christmas one family has the stomach flu. I hope we're not next. 


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