Jun 24, 2007

try it!

Yesterday i was so sick with a terrible runny nose and a sore throat. I used the neti pot and it worked like wonders. I put in some water and a little salt and poured it through one nostril at a time it feels a little like drowning but after 10 mins my nose was not running and i could breath. I feel so much better! You have to get one espically if you have alergies.

Jun 22, 2007

yummy headband!

My yummy new headband! im gonna wear this every day!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 20, 2007

Berries Galore

Well, we have been very busy in the Taylor household. VACATION is coming and we are very excited and are getting our things packed! I have a ton of packing to do espically for the kids I just hope I dont forget something vital. We are going to Maine because I wanted the kids to see the shore. I grew up knowing and loving the ocean and I would love for them to have the same love and respect for it as I do. I think they will have a good time.

So one thing Im doing is trying to use up the food in the house so nothing rots while we are gone and so we dont get bugs. Then my father in law brings me these....

This is about 8 pints worth of yummy strawberries but what am I going to do with them? I guess Ill have to cut them up and freeze them and also make some jam. I was alson thinking about making a strawberry pie, ive never had one but would love to try. Better get to hulling those berries! Wish I could share their yummy goodness with you.

Jun 18, 2007

Ive been busy!

I have been very busy with my knitting the past month and have gotten a tone of things done here are some of them!!!

A blanket for Lily

A blanket for Naima

Baby Bibs

A soap sack for justin

a soap sack for the kids and I

A turtle washcloth

Jun 10, 2007

why i go barefoot

The simplest of answers: Because it feels good!
Having your feet free of confining, hot, sweaty shoes, open to the air and sunshine, able to wiggle your toes, able to feel the various textures and temperatures of surfaces as you walk, is wonderful! It is one life's most simple pleasures and is part of what it means to be human.
It's completely natural to walk barefoot. In fact, it is quite healthy and good for your feet to do so.

A recent study demonstrates that the skin on the soles of your feet resists abrasions and blistering and that going barefoot is beneficial to the musculoskeletal structure of your feet and ankles. ... Kicking off your shoes can help prevent a host of foot injuries: bunions, heel spurs, and bone deformities, among others. "Shoes act like casts, holding the bones of the foot so rigid that they can't move fluidly," [Steven] Robbins [MD and adjunct associate professor of mechanical engineering at Concordia University, Montreal] explains. "The foot becomes passive from wearing shoes and loses the ability to support itself." ... - Cheryl Sacra

Put on a pair of mittens and wear them all day long. You can't feel anything can you? Everything you pick up and touch feels the same, doesn't it? That would be pretty boring, wouldn't you think? Well, guess what? You're already doing something similar every morning when you put on those shoes and head out the door. Every step feels the same. You miss out on the feel of the cool, wet grass, the driveway, the plush carpet in your house, everything. Your sense of touch is limited to your hands. Try going barefoot all day for just one day and you will feel what you've been missing. You'll become much more aware of your surroundings and your other senses will be heightened as well.

Shoes weaken your feet. They provide support where support isn't needed. They don't allow your feet their normal range of movements. The tendons and muscles atrophy in shoes, making feet more susceptible to injury. Bare feet are strong, with tough yet still sensitive soles.

Not only is going barefoot natural and healthy, but many shoes are harmful, especially for children. Dr. Benjamin Joseph, in [26], stated:
In Europe and America flat foot is a common reason for attendance at a children's orthopaedic clinic, but in India children are seldom brought for treatment for flat foot. The few children who do attend with this complaint are from affluent urban families and they all wear shoes. In our clinic we have never seen a child from the farming community or from the family of a manual labourer who complained of flat foot.
...The high concentration of flat foot among six-year-old children who wore shoes as compared with those who did not, implies that the critical age for development of the arch is before six years.
...Our cross-sectional study suggests that shoe-wearing in early childhood is detrimental to the development of a normal or a high medial longitudinal arch. The susceptibility for flat foot among children who wear shoes is most evident if there is associated ligament laxity. We suggest that children should be encouraged to play unshod and that slippers and sandals are less harmful than closed-toe shoes.
I find it incredible that, even today, many parents, through ignorance, are deforming their children's feet and, in some cases, giving them life-long debilitating conditions. Children, above all others, should be barefoot.

go bare foot let your kids go barefoot you will love it

Jun 9, 2007

everyday gavin craks me up more and more today we were all in the car and i started singin hit the road jack( i have no idea what made me think of that song but anyway) gavin said hit the road jack then i would sing the rest of the song and everytime that came up he would sing hit the road jack it was so funny we were all laughing! he is such a silly boy!

another funny thing he did today was when we took a shower together he said ewww mommies boobies. i dident think they were that bad lol. then he went on to say i have stinky butt (meaning him not me) i dont know where he comes up with this stuff.

Lily learned hi-five today its pretty cute- now gavin and lily do it together. they are so funny they get along so well we are lucky. she was such a good girl today. we bought her new cups today and she hugged them so i guess she loved them they are just like her big brothers but diffrent colors.

today I had a yardsale with justins dad so far we made 121$ im not expecting much more bow im just at the point where i dont want to take the stuff home again. eve though the yardsale part was not much fun it was fun spending time with gary (dad) while the kids were sleeping. It good to get to know him better however he keeps trying to get me to drink. lol whats his deal??? ha ha .

anyway off to bed with not much to say

Jun 4, 2007

my latest projects!

I have been really excited about making clothing for the kids. of course i had to hand sew them as my machine is broken :( but they still came out great! the picture of Lily's shirt is after she wore it and got it dirty but i still wanted to take a good picture.

in the last pictures i made the pants not the shirt