Thursday, November 10, 2011


As I am writing this, there are sooo many things "flying" through my mind.  We are leaving to go to Florida tomorrow!!  I am very excited, as we haven't taken a vacation for two years!  Before Ryder, a vacation was cake to prepare for.  Now?  Not so much.  Like I said before....sooo many things "flying" through my mind. 

We have a great friend that let us borrow a great travel stroller.....that's one thing off my list....check!
I had to reserve a car seat with the rental company we are using.....I then had to call to make sure it was still available.....check!
I have to use a carry on for Ryder's luggage.  Since he is a "lap passenger", he doesn't have the luxury of a checked bag.  However, his existence does come with an allowance of a stroller, car seat, and diaper bag.....check!
Cell phones, I pad, camera, toys for Ryder, lolipop for Ryder during take off and landing, etc, etc, etc.  The list can keep on going. 

One of the most important things on my list are my essential oils.  I will be bringing the necessities with me in my checked baggage.  I will also bring two with me on the plane in order to help Ryder's ear pressure. 

I hope to give an update as to how we survived the flight soon.  :)  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

RC for Ryder's cold amazes Grandma and Grandpa

Last week, Grandma and Grandpa took Ryder for the day (instead of our babysitter) while Frank and I were at work.  Ryder had a cold and very congested.  I told Grandma to keep applying RC (a blend of a few different essential oils) every hour or so.  She was AMAZED at how quickly she saw results!  She even called Grandpa over to witness......  Every time she would apply the RC to Ryder's chest and underneith his nose and neck, his nose would start to run immediately.... within seconds!  It would begin to break up the congestion within seconds. 
This is just another experience I've had that was very noticable with the essential oils.  Ryder got over his cold within a few days with no meds. 


Ryder's First Steps

This morning, in front of BOTH mommy and daddy, Ryder took his first steps.  He was VERY proud of himself.  A beautiful four tooth smile adorned his face as mommy and daddy applauded with "yay Ryder!"s.  Daddy was able to quickly grab his phone and take a video.   

How exciting!  I'm so proud of my little boy.

Pics and/or video to come!