Friday, September 30, 2011

Monkey Hats!

Going crazy with all the monkey sock design stuff that I needed to crochet a baby hat and one for the babies brother. My cousins daughter is having her second boy. So I made these hats to put in their gift box.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How long does it take to heal a bone?

We have had a major incident that had happened! Nattie our youngest broke her leg in the middle of July. This was not a small break this was the Femur about 3-4 inches away from her hip joint. She had a cyst that wouldn't allow the bone to fill in and it had became a week spot in the bone. She was with her oldest brother and other siblings at a friends house playing when she got bumped and landed on her feet when the bone snapped. This was just a matter of time and this would have happened any time anywhere. She had surgery and they put a brace and screws into the bone. Picture below

She is a strong little girl to endure this whole thing and to wake up with to the cast from hell! Six long weeks of this and we kept her with activities to make this time go faster. She watched the whole season of H2O just add water from Netflix, She drawed, she colored, we read books, and thank goodness for DSI games. She had friends visit and give her gifts.

Finally the day we get the cast off! She couldn't walk, when you haven't been using your leg, knee, hip you loose muscle. So off to another 6 weeks to get her going. Crutches were really no help for someone her age with no balance. First weeks are the hardest. Its believing in yourself and for Nattie to believe she can put her leg down and to put some weight on it. School has just started and I had called the Principle and told her that little Nattie may miss some school. Nattie did very well the first week that we tried a half day for her at school and she did well. The school had a wheel chair to help with long distant so we gave it a try. We are concerned about her limping and this is normal as they start using their leg again. We bought a exercise bike that she was scared to get on but once she got on it and tried a full circle motion we couldn't get her off. And it had helped alot. Each day is getting better she may still slightly have a limp but she has come along way. She will have another operation probably when school gets out to remove the brace and pins. At this point bones need 18 months to heal completely. We hope she doesn't have anymore spots in the bones as she grows up. They will monitor her with xrays to keep an eye on it.

Crocheted Beanie Hats

Crocheting beanie hats for girls

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peaches N Shrimp Stirfry

Peaches N Shrimp Stirfry

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained, sliced
1 pound large shrimp, shelled, deveined 2 fresh peaches, sliced
1/2 pound broccoli, stems diagonally sliced, 3 green onions, diagonally sliced
flowerettes cut into bite-size pieces Glossy Sauce (recipe follows)
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok or large skillet. Add shrimp and stir-fry until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from wok; set aside. Add 1 tablespoon oil and stir-fry broccoli until tender-crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add shrimp, water chestnuts, peaches and onions to wok and heat through. Stir in Glossy Sauce and cook just until thick and glossy.
Glossy Sauce: Blend 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch with 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1/3 cup sherry, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger root, minced, and 1 teaspoon sugar.
Yield: 4 servings  
I doubled recipe for 8 people will post a picture somehow picture won't load!