Monday, August 25, 2008

"I touch the stove. It was HOT!"

Never leave an almost 2 year old to stir the green beans... I turned my back for two seconds, with very clear instructions not to touch the stove. Well, you can guess what happened next, and it just happened to be one of the fingers that she sucks - ALL the time. So after a quick phone call to Brad we decided now was as good a time as any to take them away from her for good. I bandaged the blistered finger and 2 hours later (when she finally stopped screaming) I thought she was asleep. Never assume quietness=sleep.

This was day 1, operation no finger sucking:

And this was day 2:
Maggie turned 4 months old on Saturday. When we found out we were expecting her, we wondered how in the world we would manage with three babies. The Lord gave us strength, and now we wonder how in the world we could survive without her. She has brought nothing but sheer joy to our family. We love that little girl more than words could ever say.

Last Thursday Mom missed the last step down into the basement and fell, planting hard on her right foot, breaking her ankle in two different spots. Her surgery (which is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday) will require plates and pins, and about 6 weeks of bed rest/lying around. Please keep her in your prayers. As "minor" as this may seem in the grand scheme of things, it has certainly shaken our lives up a little bit. You can specifically pray that the swelling would go down enough that the doctor can actually perform the surgery on Wednesday (if it hasn't, he'll have to wait until Monday). Until the surgery is done, and the healing process has begun, her pain will not lessen at all.

Also last Thursday, my favorite husband turned 29. It wasn't the best day ever, considering the circumstances, but we did manage to eat some cake =). That's the most important part of a birthday, right?
He's a pretty special guy. I guess we'll keep him around for another year ;)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Some things never change

But other things do. Who would have guessed in just two short months that Maggie would go from this:

to this:

I guess she learned it was easier just to give in than to fight it. It is now her favorite thing to do. When all else fails, I ask Kathryn to push her in her stroller. It's a win/win situation: Kathryn is preoccupied, and Maggie is happy!
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A visit from friends

So, maybe this is a little late =), but I have to confess: I haven't been in much of a blogging mood lately. I've been too busy sewing, and cleaning, and living to take the time. But I couldn't move on without posting about our wonderful weekend when the Shumake's came to visit. Our first day we headed off to the Children's Museum. It was a huge success - the kiddos were absolutely worn out by the time we made it home (yes, that's how I determine success these days). The dinosaur exhibit was incredible (that was a new one for me). The kids favorite part was probably the water and sand. But the other cool thing that they had was one of the eight Batmobile's used in the filming of the new Batman movie: The Dark Night. Pretty cool...

Then Saturday we relaxed before heading downtown to the Indian's baseball game. The weather was perfect, and the kids were more than cooperative. We sat in the yard in the outfield so the girls were able to run around, then stand up by the fence and get a "close up" view. It was just the perfect weekend. Just wish we could get them to move up our way so we could do it more often =(. Now for the pictures so you can see for yourself...

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