Lucia Wilke | @lulubloom

Update on Chelsea: she passed the baked milk food challenge! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Such awesome news. And she made a new friend during the testing process (the 12 mo old little girl was doing an egg protein challenge). Related: Mallory's test numbers/results ...
This girl is doing a food challenge today to see if her body will tolerate baked milk (milk proteins change after being heated). Her doctor gives her about a 50/50 chance of passing (not reacting to the baked milk). They ...
I *finally* finished Chelsea's "Fairy Tale Friends" queen-size quilt. It's made of 100% @heatherrossinsta fabrics; ones that have a fairy tale feel (from Rabbits & Racecars through Briar Rose). There's no pattern; I framed fussy-cut pieces to create blocks and ...
Last day of 1st, 3rd and 5th... what will the summer bring? Whatever it is, we are ready!
☝🏻= my productivity this weekend = Tessa's quilt top and back pieced + sham fabric ready to send to the longarm quilter! 2 of 4 bed quilts for our family nearly done. #fullmoonforest #tulapink #lulubloomquilts
Class just finished and I feel like I'm gonna die.... 😡 being out of shape is πŸ‘ŽπŸ». Wonder how long it will take me before I don't have to do the modified versions of everything?! 😏
Good times at the allergist. Chelsea is always congested/sneezy so her skin test results are surprising to me. Her skin looks *much* less reactive than Mal. Next step likely talking about allergy shots to help with their airborne allergens.
Here we go... summer gym membership starts today. My first step in rekindling a habit.
My new lunch spot... just out our back door. 😍 First phase of backyard project is DONE. Second phase (landscaping/plants) not for a year or more. More pics to come soon! #wilkeoutdoorproject
On the day when a *cold* front came through (currently 61*), we thought it might be fun for them to go in the hot tub. Then most thought the swimming pool might be fun too. Too cold for this lady! ...
It's like a slime-making factory 'round here. Kinetic sand making is next. 😜
Let me introduce you to Poppy and DJ Suki! #trollsdayatschool #trollsday
These two girls have done an AWESOME job cheering on their older sister all season long! Can you tell what their shirts say?? ⬇️⬆️⬇️⬆️
Miss Mal just finished out her level 6️⃣ season with flying colors at the state meet (which was held near Houston at Simone Biles' home gym). Mallory had personal bests on vault (9.475), bars (9.825) and AA (38.65). AND she ...
Third meet-weekend in a row and this one was a good one! Mal scored her best score yet with a 9.925 on beam (placed πŸ₯‡); did her giant on bars for the first time (swipe to see routine video from ...
When we moved in 2.5 years ago, we had no clue that our backyard was such a mess. 😞 In a moderate-to-heavy rain it would flood -- quite literally -- then stay muddy/squishy for weeks (see pic #4). 🌧 We ...
AND... we saw @svetlanaboguinskaia at the meet, too (to add to my picture with Bart Conner)! I wonder who I will see next?? 😜
It was a good day for me at the meet too! I got to see and catch up with my gymnastics coach from when I lived in Tampa, a long time ago. He's now also the guy who has a ...
Mallory competed in the Presidential Classic in Orlando today. She had 3 personal best scores, one of which was an AA score of 38.05. Their level 6 team one first too! WTG Mal!
Mal is in heaven... a bakery that only has vegan treats! She got 5 things to eat this time. We'll be back a few more times before we leave.
Then (1986) and Now (2017)... My meetings with Bart Conner, US Olympian and now gymnastics commentator. I joke with/remind the girls that Bart spotted me on a backwalkover on beam when I was 10 whenever we see he's commentating on ...
Does my latest Audible pick indicate that I'm getting a little desperate for long (15+ hours) well-written and we'll-narrated audio books? This will be my 4th biographical audiobook and the longest one yet. I figure if I share a birthday ...
I was too lazy to make appointments to get the girls' hair cut and they've been LONG overdue. Instead I ordered a pair of scissors to cut hair and played *hair stylist* with them this morning. Luckily M and C ...
When daddy's away, the girls lay in the big bed and watch college gymnastics and kids' baking championship all night.
Work in progress: new stone and lower mantel is up... so much better!
Side project BEFORE: I've really disliked our mantel and TV "frame" since before we moved into our house. The TV is much too high and the TV "frame" just emphasizes what some consider a *don't* in design. The area is ...
This girl performed in the talent show last night for the first time and did such a good job (gymnastics/dance routine). LAST YEAR it terrified her to stand up in front of her class to speak. Way to go Chels!!
Progress! ▢️Roofers finished the pavilion roof. πŸ”¨β–ΆοΈElectricians did the wiring for fans/lights/outlets. πŸ’‘πŸ”Œ #wilkeoutdoorproject
🎢For the first time in forever.... 🎢 we (ahem, I mean Mallory) are (is) caught up on all school lessons. Good thing because the semester ends this week! 😳
Well, that was an *impressive* storm last night. 😞 Our pool and yard look like ponds. Good thing this project also includes fixing the grading and drainage in the yard. #wilkeoutdoorproject

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