Sunday, June 28, 2009

ER trip???

OK, this is the first for Todd and I with any of our kids. And leave it up to Addison to be the one to do it. I don't know if you can tell in the pictures but those two teeny tiny objects are plastic, flower beads for bracelets. I was out in the garage and Todd was inside with all four kiddos. When I returned I noticed Addie playing with something, picking at her ear...laughing. So after a second or two I asked her what she was doing.

"Ear mommy." was her reply. So if you know my youngest child you'd know why I automatically went into SEMi-panick mode. I look in her ear and see one of those beads. Great!! We inform Daddy of the situation and I get to work on figuring out how to remove the object. It is barely inside the canal but not easy to get. I am unable to retrieve it so Daddy tries. He is able to get it and figures he's done....

Well, Mamma wants to make sure Addie didn't put more in there. She tells me that yes, in fact, there is another bead. OK, this one might not be as easy to get because she shoved it more down to make room for the last one. I'm thinking we need to go to the ER so they can get it out. Daddy, the calmer one says no he can get it......if the 2 year old can only sit still long enough.

Yeah, daddy get's it lose and out. Thank you, Lord! Now I decide to REALLY look inside those tiny ears to make sure there isn't any thing else. NO, that's it....... until next time. Praying this is the last time.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

a sign of healing

about a month ago we planted a rose garden in Gwen's memory. It is still a work in progress but we have 5 bushes and some big rocks bordering it. We have a cross with a scripture on it. Can't recall right now what it is..I'll post it later. We made a marker out of plaster of paris with her name on it. We want it to be a place where Krysta and JJ can go and just think about and remember their mom. Some where the kids and whoever else wants to go and maybe get a little peace from all that has gone on. Have some quiet time with the Lord and just rest in His knowledge of being together with Gwen one day. Mom called earlier and said that 2 of the rose bushes have blooms on them. It is a reminder that life goes on and there will be healing.

After we get some more done with garden I will post some pictures.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

that girl!!

As I sit here checking my e-mail and catching up on blogs, J and A are eating lunch. J finishes his hot pocket and is enjoying his treat of gummy snacks. A hasn't ate one bite and isn't very happy that she isn't getting her gummies. I told her that she had to at least eat a piece of her lunch before she gets them.

This is her response, " I not like hot pockets. I NOT happy with you."

Couldn't resist posting that. My daughter is going to turn the rest of my hair grey.

Mean while she is laying on the floor saying, " I don't want hot pockets....gummies! "

The terrible two's have arrived.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

my nephew, Erinn

This past Saturday my nephew, Erinn, graduated from high school. I was only 15 when he was born so you could say we grew up together. We had so much fun and still do.

He is an awesome young man and I am so very proud of him. He loves the Lord and only wants to follow Him. He has decided to go into the ministry teaching children. That is his calling and I know that God is truly going to bless Erinn. I can't say too many good things about him. So many people love him and just want to see him succeed in life. Erinn is going far in this life!

I love you, Erinn. God bless you!