Thursday, August 27, 2009

Jackson's Menu

I think some of you may find Jackson's menu interesting, so I thought I'd blog about it. I got most of my ideas from The Great Physician's RX for Children's Health by Jordan Rubin and Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. One of my goals is to meet all of the daily food requirements for a one year old which are: 4 servings a day of grains, cereals, breads, or pasta; 2-3 servings a day of beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds; 4 servings of dairy a day or 24 oz of milk; 4-6 servings a day of fruits/vegetables; 3-4 servings a week of egg yolk; and many nutritional enhancers. All the food I use is organic. Also, my Naturopathic doctor thinks I should nurse Jackson until he is 3 years old since it is so good for him, but I think I will quit before then:)
6:00 Nurse one side and put back to bed
8:00 Nurse on the other side when he wakes up
10:00 Super Porridge mixed together with the VitaMix (an awesome blender)
Includes:
~1/3 cup of a grain/legume blend
~liquid vitamin
~1/2 cup raw fruit like peach, blueberries, apple, etc.
~most days an egg yolk that has been hard boiled
~a pinch of kelp
~1 capsule of buffalo liver
~1 tsp coconut oil
~1/2 tsp children's probiotic
~1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
~1/2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
12:00 finish feeding him what he did not finish at 10:00 of the Super Porridge and then nurse him to sleep on one side
3:00 Nurse on the other side when he wakes up from his nap
4:00 4 oz of a blend of 1/2 avocado, 1 banana, and 1 Tbls of either groud
almond, hempseed or flaxseed. I blend these using the VitaMix as well.
6:00 pureed vegetables...usually from a jar
8:00 Nurse to sleep

There are other good foods and supplements I hope to give him down the road like Sheep's Milk Yogurt, raw goat milk (when I finish nursing), acerola cherry powder, whey protein concentrate, nutritional yeast, cod liver oil, sunflower oil, etc....

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Little Different

Well it seems as though Scott and I get weirder and weirder as time passes. It started when we got married by not having television. We have not had television in our home for our entire 7 years of marriage and that has been a wonderful decision for us (we do have a TV that we occasionally watch DVD's on, but not television).
A couple years ago we started making changes to our diet like taking supplements, buying organic, drinking raw goat milk, etc...
Another thing is that we have been seeing a Naturopathic doctor...he is awesome by the way! This past week we ditched the microwave. I am currently trying to perfect Jackson's menu and you can imagine how different it is. I may blog about it later. I am very happy about all these decisions even though they are weird! They all have been major blessings for us.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

July Pics

The most recent family picture taken when we were hanging out with my sisters in Bricktown in Oklahoma City. Jackson's thunder thighs barely fit in the booster seat at the place where he gets his hair cut.
Rochelle and Raleigh came to visit me at the end of July while my parents took Raegen and her friend's on a crusie for her graduation. I love spending time with my girls!
Scott won yard of the month in June! Congratulations Honey, you do a great job!
Jackson interested in our new neighbor's tiny dog.
Koen Monahan in ICU in Memphis. He's doing fine now....Praise God!!!
Jackson is 1!!! Thanks Cortney and Jessa for the CUTE romper!
4 generations: Grandmomma, Charlotte, Scott, and Jackson
Our friends from Greenville who stayed the day after Jackson's birthday party to hang out and play...Kevin, Erin, Robbie, us, Katie, and Tee
Some of my family there for our annual 4th of July celebration
Jackson passed out on his Aunt Raegen at church
The Coo Coo clock I brought back from Germany as a souvenir

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Jackson and Raegen share the same birthday of July 3rd so we decided to throw them a joint birthday party. Raegen turned 18 and Jackson 1. Happy Birthday! I love you two dearly!The Birthday Boy and his Daddy
The Birthday Boy and his Momma
My three beautiful sisters...Rochelle, Raegen, and Raleigh
Our table at the Summit in Columbia, SC.
Blowing out his birthday candle.
A view of the SC state capital from the Summit Club where the party was held. We South Carolinians have alot of state pride!!!
Keke and Raegen...the dancing King and Queen!Dancing, dancing, and more dancing...
Uncle Currtis and Aunt Rene'
Raleigh and Uncle Curtis
Ross and Raegen...my brother and sisterDad dancing with Raegen
Doing the Train