Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thank you also to my wonderful sister (technically, sister-in-law but that is just a formality) for helping me meet and exceed my goal for tomorrow's relay. I have dozens of brownies baked for the bake sale at the relay as well. Hopefully our team will be able to raise a lot of extra money for cancer research. Of course, this relay will cost me a LOT of money with having all six of us there exploring all the stuff the different groups have for sale. Sigh! At least the money goes to a great cause.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Our week has been filled with fun and laughter. What a blessed week we have had so far!
I can't wait until this weekend. We are participating in the Relay for Life. Last year, I participated alone. Well, not alone, but not with anyone in our family. This year all six of us will be there during the day. Jonathan and Grace will be going home in the evening but Jason, Nathanael, and Matthew plan to spend the night at the Relay with me. If you haven't already, check out my personal page at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY10CA?px=9586109&pg=personal&fr_id=20545 I think the kids will have a great time and also learn to care a little more, love a little more and stand up to help others in need.
By the way, I am five dollars away from my goal. PLEASE HELP me reach it!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Of course, that was all great but my friend Terry said she couldn't come over to swim because the ladder was too unsteady. No problem, right? I got onto Craigslist and looked for a sturdier ladder. I found several for sale. I also found someone who was selling an entire custom deck for an above ground pool just like ours. How could I say no?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Ahh, just chillin! Can you tell we are working on a ton of stuff in the backyard right now. We are putting in an above ground pool and deck so there are tools everywhere.
I had a couple of visitors. First Molly came over to see me. Isn't she sweet?
Next this little guy had to come visit. He is sweet too but his visit pretty much ended the quiet afternoon in the hammock.
Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.
I then went inside and made ham and mashed potatoes for dinner, which we ate on the fine china. Thanks so much for a great Mother's Day everyone.
Looking cute and ready for the beach
Hmm, a bucket. What could I do with it?
Hey I know!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Aren't they cute? The boys did most of the work themselves. I mainly helped by putting on the letters. They did a great job, although it was very hard for me not to try to fix the bubbles caused by their massive amounts of glue! Turning loose of craft projects is hard for me!
To go inside, we bought some thumb tacks, binder clips and post-it notes. Then we made cute little post-it note holders from acrylic picture frames and papers that coordinate with the books. Here are the insides of a couple of them.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Grace is doing well. Her pediatrician gave her a brace that goes around both shoulders instead of just having her arm in a sling and it is working much better. The fact that it is hidden under her dresses is just a bonus! She is not in much pain unless she tries to use her right arm for something or if someone bumps her on that side. Her doctor said no rough-housing with her brothers for at least a month and no church nursery so it may be a long month for mommy and daddy!
I had to run to the store and get her a couple of dresses and a nightgown that had buttons because most of her clothes pull over her head and she can't raise her arm over her head for a month. Apparently all nightgowns pull over the head but I was able to find a t-shirt material dress with buttons down the back that is perfect for sleeping in. I bought her dresses a size too large so her shoulder brace can go under it.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
.....but Grace does Not agree!
About three o'clock this morning Grace fell out of her bed and onto the hardwood floor. Usually we pull the trundle out that is under her bed just in case something like that happened but last night. the babysitter put the kids to bed and we forgot to warn her about the trundle. So anyway, Grace fell from her bed and hit her shoulder on the hardwood.
She was obviously in a lot of pain so Jason drove her to the emergency room where they said she had a "minor" fractured clavicle (collarbone). They put her arm in a sling to help immobilize her shoulder and gave her Tylenol with codeine. The sling doesn't seem to be helping. Poor little princess is in pain with every movement. I think a trip to her normal pediatrician tomorrow may be in order for a better solution. When Matthew was little and broke his clavicle, they gave him a much better brace that actually helped keep his shoulder immobilized.
Please pray with us that her pain would be controlled today and tonight and that her pediatrician can do something better to help her tomorrow.