|Happy Bell Day Bomp! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 08:22 pm|
|Bomp celebrated his last day of chemo today by ringing the bell at the center as he left and we were celebrating for him up here! We had our own bell ceremony in his honor. Way to go Mr. Bill! We love you!
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|This Week Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:04 pm|
|This week we are...
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|Didn't See That One Coming Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:48 am|
|Spending 24 hours a day with 4 preschoolers leads me to believe that I can be considered somewhat of an expert on these little people...and then they do things I just never saw coming.
In the midst of a week during which Grace is potty training, Kasia reminded us that oranges do not agree with her system and Leeza is defying all expectations of the urology department (NOT in a good way!), I really did not expect the weirdest bodily-function-story to come from Josiah. I was trying to squeeze in a work out during nap time yesterday when I realized Leeza had scooted out of her room. She was coming to get me because Josiah had trapped himself on the toilet by accidentally peeing all over the floor...and his own head. I thought I had lost my sense of humor over messes like this, but it was really hard to keep a straight face as he tried to explain this one!
After a day that had included changing 29 diapers (no, that's not a typo) I thought I had found a way to have a little good-natured fun at the expense of the child who had used most of those diapers. While making lemonade I gave Leeza her first lemon and sat poised with the camera to get the 'lemon face' picture. Turns out she loves them...guess I have a few more years before I'm an expert.
...Ok, this post is already over a week old because I couldn't get the picture to work. Maybe Philip will stick it in here later. :)...
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|The Best of 2010 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:33 pm|
|We had our annual preschool New Year's Eve party here tonight complete with carpet picnic, kids interviews, noise makers, confetti balloons and a parade. No way are we staying up till midnight with this group...our alarms were all set for about 6:45pm. We partied hard and got 'em all to bed by 7:30!
Here's some of this year's interview answers...
Favorite food: bananas (K), 'Sadie' (L), Cherries (J & G)
Favorite toy: Mama (K), none (L), the toy box (G), Transformers (J)
Best friend: Mama (K), none (L), 'Uncle Ryan' (G), Sadie (J)
What do you want to be when you grow up?
'Sadie and EmmaJo' (L), 'A big monster' (G), 'A train driver with a car full of candy gummy fish' (J)
What do you hope you get to do this year?
'Kasia' (L), 'Make dinner with Mama' (G), 'Get to go to Memama's and Nanny and Papa's houses' (J)
If you could change your name, what would you choose?
'Naah' (K), Josiah (L), 'mouth' (G), Thomas (J)
And our family New Years' Resolution...a boring year (and getting down to 1 kid in diapers would be cool too)!
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|Happy Birthday Kasia! Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:47 am|
|This is a little late, but most things are these days. Just pretend like it's still December 16th. :)
Our baby is 1! Hard to believe that just a year ago we were constantly watching the weather reports to make sure we weren't going to be snowed-in when Kasia decided to make her appearance. She apparently got all her drama out early on and has been the easiest, most laid-back baby we've had. Our sweet girl looks a great deal like Josiah did as a baby, loves to play with blocks, wrestle with Daddy and the big kids and snuggle with Mama. She wiggles with joy when she sees a banana or her blankets and instinctively seems to know when the other kids are getting dessert and she's being left out. She had NO problem figuring out what to do with her banana-shaped cake (special ordered for her by Josiah, our resident party planner). In keeping with the tradition Grace started, Kasia also received antibiotics for her 1st birthday for an ear infection...unlike Grace we found out she is allergic to most antibiotics. :( We're waiting for her to take her first steps soon. She's very close and Josiah and Grace both started walking during their birthday weeks so we expect she'll start toodling around here soon too. She hasn't said any real words yet, but I'm betting her first will be 'Mama.'
While I'm excited to get to see Kasia's personality blossom this year, it makes me sad to know there won't be a baby in the house soon. We have no idea what God has in store for us in the future, but for now our hands are full. Something tells me I'll be one of those moms who sneaks into the church nursery to get my 'baby fix' from time to time.
So, time for some 1 year stats:
Height: ? We'll find out later this week
Weight: 19lbs (she'll be forward-facing soon!)
Favorite food: bananas and mandarin oranges
Favorite toy: wooden blocks
Favorite game: holding our hands so she can walk
Hair color: 2 toned (blond roots, brown tips...very stylish)
Eye color: blue
Shoe size: 2
Clothing size: 12mo
Favorite trick: clapping
Favorite place: Mom's arms
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|Thankfuls Thu, 25 Nov 2010 07:52 pm|
|We did our Thankful Tree again this year. Here's a synopsis of what we had...fun, serious and just plain weird (all of those would be from Grace).
Daddy: computers, coming home, a quiet evening, family, happy kids, lunch with friends
Josiah: oranges, Awanas, thankfuls, apricots, paper dinosaurs, ground beef, Indian corn, Mrs. Chris, getting to eat his favorite meat, his helicopter, Daddy coming home early
Leeza: about halfway through the month she learned that 'food' was a good answer and she's said it every day since
Kasia: (all obviously interpreted by us) squash, Josiah, bread, peaches, pancakes, getting changed, graham crackers, milk, being held a lot
Mama: firewood, sunshine, Leeza sleeping through the night, coffee, working out, Dexter, bedtime, caths that work, Daddy
Grace: pizza, getting to fly (which she didn't), bread, the inside of her cheek (?), cheese, eating PlayDoh, reading books, quesadillas, getting to eat squash (which she wouldn't touch), eating oranges and broccoli, focaccia, getting to swim (which she didn't)
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|A Work in Progress Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:51 am|
|Life has just not been normal lately. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it takes some getting used to. In the midst of not enough sleep and trying to learn how to make life work with 4 kids we've had a few interesting moments....
-Reading the Bible after dinner is always a challenge and one night recently was no different. As I tried to read a little louder than kids were talking and keep an eye on who was trying to squirm out of their chair I meant to tell Leeza to sit down and instead ended up telling Jesus to. The kids did get quiet for a second...and then burst out laughing at me.
-While Philip had Josiah and Gracie at Awanas one night I thought I could load Leeza and Kasia up in the small car and get the grocery shopping done. We did just fine until I got to the store and realized I had no stroller and could not physically pick up both girls to get them into the store (no outside carts at this store either). Thankfully, Walmart always has carts outside so I could actually get the shopping done.
-This past Sunday we were feeling pretty good about ourselves. We got to church with everything Philip needed to do a talk for Orphan Sunday (he did a GREAT job, by the way!), our shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, diapers for all the girls AND we were even early. We'd been inside 5 minutes putting everything where it belonged before we realized neither of us had gotten Kasia out of the car! Apparently we're not as together as we thought we were.
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