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Having Fun the Homeschool PE Way

this tunnel has provided hours of fun for our kids. We call it homeschool PE

Homeschool PE for the Win

It’s entirely possible that we may have skipped school focused on Physical Education after a morning of appointments on the first nice day in over a week. After all, even homeschoolers need PE, right? With one-third of US children being overweight, this ought to be an important focus of our little homeschool.

Tucker running joyfully

We practiced running…

this tunnel has provided hours of fun for our kids. We call it homeschool PE

Providing for our vestibular systems…

this tunnel has provided hours of fun for our kids. We call it homeschool PE

Teamwork…

this tunnel has provided hours of fun for our kids. We call it homeschool PE

Balance…

Avi hanging upsidedown in a swing

Gymnastics…

this tunnel has provided hours of fun for our kids. We call it homeschool PE

Looking cute…

this tunnel has provided hours of fun for our kids. We call it homeschool PE

Taking turns (rolling each other down the hill)…

this tunnel has provided hours of fun for our kids. We call it homeschool PE

And climbing!

Yet Another Fever and Cough for Apollo

Yesterday afternoon I took Adalia to get her immunizations for her trip to Honduras (in less than a month!) After we were finished with her our doctor asked how Apollo was doing. I told him his breathing is as loud as ever and he had a cough again. He wasn’t happy to hear that, though from what the ENT down in Seattle said we thought his noisy breathing could still be from the damage and inflammation of his voice box. The doctor said it was possible in getting rid of the last gunk from his milk allergy, maybe he had gotten some of it down in his lungs and his concern was that he would develop pneumonia. He left us with the words, “If he gets a fever, I want to see him”.

 

Adalia and I then headed to the Food Co-op to get dairy/soy free food for Apollo and me and gluten-free food for Enoch (we have finally found the cause of his stomachaches). We got home to find Keziah and Boaz busy with their math tutor and Chuck on the couch with Apollo…who had a fever. Yes, this was just an hour after I had talked to our doctor…

*sigh*

Apollo is Sick Again

Apollo is sick again (by the way, he’s eleven months old today). He had a very rough night with a fever, coughing and rapid breathing…he has also been pulling at one of his ears, so the source of his sickness/pain is likely just an ear infection.

It’s ironic…I remember vividly as I sat in the hospital holding him after his very traumatic, life-threatening birth, I told myself I was going to make a conscious effort not to treat him any different than my other babies. After all, while it’s true he could have died during his labor/birth, he was here now, healthy, robust and perfectly fine. It was already a situation set up for spoiling; the youngest of 14, and the first baby in almost five years…but no, I would not treat him like he was delicate or fragile and he would develop good sleeping/eating habits, etc…

But if you’re a regular reader, you know he’s sick a lot, had trouble gaining weight and doesn’t sleep well at all. Funny how life works out…

6 Comments

  1. Melissa

    Does Enoch have Celiac Disease? I’ve always wondered about the possibility of Apollo having Celiac Disease. Poor weight gain is a major symptom in a baby. If Enoch has Celiac, it makes Apollo even more likely to have it as well.
    Good luck with the GF lifestyle. It can be overwhelming at first, but there are so many great options and recipes available now. I’m happy to share our favorite recipes if you’d like and there are some on my blog too.
    Melissa 🙂
    http://www.withasmile.wordpress.com

  2. Angela

    Blessings to you Renee, little Apollo, Enoch and the rest of your family. I just got back from the dr today because my little guy has another ear infection… I am sure your frustration is greater than mine as Apollo’s illness is effecting so many areas of his life. Praying for healing and for insight into his condition.
    Gluten free:
    this crockpot website is entirely gluten free: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/
    Here are some more gluten free recipes:
    http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/recipes-2/gluten-free

  3. Tasha

    I loved these photos! I can’t decide which one I like best. All of the energy used and problem solving is amazingly displayed in your photography! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mollie

    are tilly and adalia the same height!? wow! looks like a fun day, here in texas it was in the 90’s and uncomfortably hot :/

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