Sun Kissed Sky

Sun Kissed Sky
The sunrise kissed clouds by our house

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Character and Other Thoughts

Brennen's eye is still crossed what did we expect?  Nothing honestly although there are moments where I wish that bopping him in the head again would make his eye go back to normal.  Tomorrow the doctors will be back and we will go in for a check up and see what can be done about it.  I hope they don't tell me to wait until he's older.  I really believe that the sooner things are done the quicker and better they are fixed.  After all his body is still forming if he needs to do therapy or have the surgery now would be better before he gets it more set.  If they tell me to wait I think I might research some more and see what other doctors say and see if there's anything we can do at home to help it.  They say that it can cause blindness in that eye that is the thing I am most concerned about!

The other boys are doing fine we are all still getting over our colds but I am feeling a lot better today.  I think just a couple more days and I will be out there doing my walks again.  Today my mother wants me to help in the rose garden.  The roses are already blooming and need to be taken care of before they get out of hand.  There are a lot of roses here!  I can't wait for the plums to start growing again I want to make some plum jams and preservatives.  I would like to learn how to can.  I also want to plant a vegetable garden but  I don't know how.  A book I want to get on how to is called 'The Square Foot Garden'.  I'll keep you posted on that.

I can't wait for summer which is a new thing for me I hate to be hot!  I am excited because of all the things I want to do this year.  The gardening, the horses, the chickens might be old enough to start hatching, the roses, the plums, and so much more I really am excited!

I don't know if I mentioned the book Character Matters by Thomas Lickona.  I started reading it a few days ago and I am loving it.  One of the main reasons I am homeschooling is to build my sons character.  I believe that it is the most important part of any person.  What do you have without good character?  I am raising adults not children.  Yes they are children and they play and do childhood things but I am not saying 'oh boys will be boys' or 'oh that's just something kids do' no when they do something wrong or mean I let them know.  We talk about why it was wrong and what I expect of them.  They know what the difference between right and wrong are.  I am reading this book to give me ideas on how to build their character even more and by extension and maybe even more important is how to build my own character.  We are all works in progress and everything I do with my kids I am hoping to learn and implement myself so that I can be a better person.  This book says that the Greeks believed the most important virtue is wisdom because without wisdom how would you know how to use the other virtues?  How would you know what to do when the virtues sometimes contradict each other which does happen?  So I agree.  Wisdom, Lord I pray that I develop more wisdom!  I am a flawed woman.

Well the roses are calling my name!  I need to get busy I have lots to do today!  I hope you have a great day :)

This is the carrot cake my hubby made us last night.  Why?  He felt like it :)  I was so yummy.  He googled best carrot cakes and this one came out on top.  I have to agree it was very yummy!  Probably fattening too but once in awhile is fine. This is the where he got the recipe.  We use often.  I like it better than searching through a bunch of cookbooks.  I even have the app on my ipod. 
 This is Bren with his new crossed eye.  as you can tell it's pretty bad.  It is not all the time though it comes and goes today he doesn't seem to be having as much of a problem with it as he did the past few days.  I hope he can get it fixed an honest bad mommy confession: it freaks me out and is hard to look at.  No I don't love him any less it's just hard to see him struggle and how weirded out he is and on top of everything else it's just something else hard to deal with.  On the scale of what can be wrong with your children we are very lucky and I'm grateful it's not anything worse!  P.S. He is trying to potty train himself so he was in rubber underwear with regular underwear underneath.  He thinks the toilet is the most awesome thing in the world.  I don't think he is developmentally ready because he can't hold it but I don't mind letting him try it out.  His T-shirt says 'I still live with my parents' :)


  1. That carrots look yummy.
    Does he see OK with the cross eyed? I had a friend who had crossed eyes and he was able to see perfectly, with a little help from glasses, but it wasn't a huge problem.

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  2. I don't know if he sees alright or not he gets weirded out and then he turns in his other eye to see what the crossed one is doing. He gets quiet and goes still like he's not sure what he should do about it. So really I don't know. I am hoping to take him in tomorrow and see the doctors I forgot about an appointment I had today that was mandatory so tomorrow for sure. Googling is great but sometimes it can make matters worse because the bad things I read about it scared me but I am hoping for the therapy and the glasses. I am thinking that surgery won't be an option based on what I have read about it and it being more cosmetic rather than based on how they see. They say the scar tissue from the surgey could also impair their therapy and make it less likely to get most of their vision corrected. Thank you for reading I can't wait to read more on your blog also!!


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