Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweet Little Baby...

A few of my favorite pics: Today: Ben likes picking out what Olivia will wear. Today he picked this.
Olivia, Isabelle & Benjamin.

1 week old.
1 week old.
These days are going by quickly and busily. Olivia is doing wonderful and I am recovering well. (although right now , I really really really want to go take a nap). The kids are in love with their new sister. I will update again soon. (our internet was just out for a few days). Thank you to everyone for your constant support and love.

Friday, April 16, 2010

It's a Girl!!!!!!

Olivia Helen
April 12, 2010 - 9:24 a.m.
6 lbs 12 oz - 17 1/2 inches
Healthy & Beautiful
(more news & pics soon).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I TOAD you so.

My beautiful amazing talented Benjamin, caught a Toad today. He named him Jojo. Ben made a temporary abode for Jojo (glad throw-away container). Ben gave it grass, water and a little flower. Ben ate lunch next to the toad, told it stories and also tortured Isabelle with him by placing him a little to close within her personal space. Ben and Jojo frolicked together joyously all afternoon....until I saw Ben later...sad and alone...and I asked him where Jojo was....Ben told me with tears in his eyes that "Jojo hopped away from me"...I asked him why and he said, "maybe I squeezed him too much." (The End).

This week after brownies, I asked Isabelle what she did while there. She told me that she planted Miracles. I said really Miracles? Are you sure it wasn't Marigolds? And she said no, they were Miracles! ((well I sure hope so!))

The siding for our house, although supposed to arrive 2 days ago is now on back order until the 22nd. Wow...a month of looking at my house with the words: "Menards House Wrap" all over it.

So, Monday is the big day we have been waiting for. Monday morning my c-section is scheduled. I am not ready, but I am so ready. (not ready as, I have not packed a hospital bag but ready as...get this kid out of me). We are all so anxious to meet our new little baby. Please keep us in your prayers in these upcoming days. Expect an update with all our news in my next posting. I am not sure if I will have internet access at the hospital so not sure when the update will be. God Bless & Good night.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Fresh Spring & Flying Dreams

"Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness " - f.w. tomkins

We had such a fun filled spring break. It went so fast, but it was truly treasured while it lasted! Here are the children on their new skates. Lots of bruises and scrapes did not deter these two from the adventure.

I have always admired the Lamb cakes of others. I grew up with the lamb cake my mom used to make. Yes, we liked to chop it's ears & butt off and thought it was funny to decapitate it...but that is part of the fond memories that go along with such a special baked good. So, the kids and Aunt Mary and I tried our hand at our first official lamb...not to shabby my friends, not too shabby at all.

We were blessed with such beautiful weather on Easter day. Luckily we left carrrots out for the bunny and he came. Although he left some nusisance type grass all over the joint, he was so smart he left the kids some kites...and I don't think it could have been more perfect kite flying weather! Most of the day was spent wrestling and dancing in the wind for high flights. Lots of candy was consumed and hey, that's o.k....that's why the bunny left it right? Dinner was a super menu of HaM, Asparagus (my favorite), perogies, sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, rolls...

This is a custom order request that I recieved from a customer of mine for a special "dream" journal. It will actually be used at her daughter's birthday party, as a guest sign in/message book. I was thrilled with how it turned out, I hope she will be too! As far as my etsy store and other projects, they have all been on hold for a bit now and probably will be until I am settled in with the new kid. I know, it will all be waiting for me when I am ready for it. :) Maybe I will even try to catch up with some of my own scrapbooking as well someday!

BABY News: The new info of the moment is that we have learned the baby is in long breech position and the chances of it turning around at this point is very slim. My dr. has told me to get used to the idea of and prepare for a c-section. At first this totally threw me, I did not expect this at all. wow. seriously...but, as I have shared my news....I have gotten such wonderful support and stories from friends and family and I feel so much better about it then first hearing the news. I know I am in good hands and that all will be well in the end. Tomorrow I have my next appointment...I believe that I will be scheduling my c-section tomorrow as well. So, as soon as I get a date, I will update. Please keep us in your prayers. ((also I have been getting "false" contractions for the last several days...which has been weird and uncomfortable (somewhat painful).

I don't remember if I mentioned that we are now the proud owners of 1000 BEES. Noah is learning the beekeeper ropes and the rest of us are staying far away from the hives. Some people buy honey... but yippee, we get to produce our own. GARDEN: everytime I look outside, we seem to have less and less backyard grass and more plowed garden dirt....the plot just seems to be expanding...more and more. I wonder if I should hide the rotatiler before it's too late. I think potatoes and peas are planted...not sure what else yet.

The siding is all ripped off the house and the prep work has begun for the new. some more windows got installed today and a new front door...every day there are a few more changes...

It's now thundering... I love spring Storms! Tonight for dinner is leftover HaM. Tonight is preparing for the return to school tomorrow. :) I am actually ready for bed, but we have several hours and tasks ahead before that lovely moment arrives.