Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
I took some video of Sarah and Elijah trying to get use to the new camera. Here are is a cute one, Sarah is trying to keep her cookie away from Elijah.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wow, what a busy week. Here is a recap of all of the fun:
Mon: Laundry, cleaning of the house.
Tues: Elijah to school, Sarah to feeding and OT therapy. Home lunch, nap, go get Elijah. Back home, fix desert to take to our last Kindermusik class for the semester. Supper, change of clothes since Sarah is wearing most of her supper. To kindermusik, loads of fun, home, both kids in bed, Whew.
Wed: Bird chasing, room disinfecting, house cleaning AGAINThurs: 8:00am Sarah's home educator comes to work on feeding with Sarah. I get Elijah ready for school. Elijah to school, take teacher appreciation gift. Sarah and I go shopping. Doug and I need something to wear for a wedding this weekend. Home,nap( she feel asleep on the drive home), lunch, go get Elijah from school, take Sarah to PT. Still do not have a dress, so crazy me takes two kids to the mall. Home. Doug arrives home, say hi/bye. Leave him with kids and go shopping. 9:30pm finally find a dress. Home, shower, in bed. Fri: Play with kids, laundry, pack bags, iron clothes, lunch, nap for kids. I unload and reload the van and get ready to leave. Termite man comes to check the house. When Doug gets home we will hop in the van and head to Chatt. Sat we have the wedding, Sun we will drive home, have to make it back in time for Elijah to go to cubbies, it is the award night, so we can not miss it!! Then the fun starts all over again!!! Here are a few pictures: They just love each other sooooooo much. The rest of the pictures are of the bubbles we got that are so great. They just stay in the air so long. The only drawback is they leave a film on things, esp the kids hair. This is a bubble stuck on Sarah's head! More bubbles in her hair!!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday Elijah begged all day to go to the "pig store". Which translates to the BBQ place down the road. They have a pig on the kids menu. So, we agreed to go for supper. Elijah and Daddy went out and did some yard work until it began to rain, then Elijah helped me uncover his room from all of the mess. Elijah and Sarah then had a bath and played while mommy and daddy took turns getting ready. We went by Bob the Builder's store(Home Depot) and picked up some trim to finish the remodel and Daddy also got supplies to make Sarah a walking board like she uses in therapy. Basically it is a board that has rails on each side for her to hold on and walk. She loves to use this at therapy. We then went to the pig store. After getting our order and starting to eat, Elijah decided to.... yep, fall asleep. This does not look comfortable. Upon finishing our meal we tried to awaken him. He did not want to wake up, so we picked him up and took him to the van. As soon as his bottom touched the carseat he was awake and crying that he did not get to eat at the pig store. He ate his supper in the van on the way to walmart to get some groceries. Life with kids, always except the unexpected!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sarah has learned to drink from a big cup. She especially likes to drink whatever mommy is drinking. Last night she was able to get the cup I was drinking out of and started drinking. Thank goodness it was almost empty. I thought I had moved the cup far enough away, but she got it. I had told her no when she reached for it and moved it and as soon as I turned my back she got it. She has also learned to scream and pitch a fit to get her way. She waits and pulls this act when we are in public. Time-out does not seem to work with her, she loves to sit in a chair and laughs and babbles the whole time she is in time-out. Not sure what else to try at this point except to continue redirecting. Guess we will just keep at it. She is just so cute and hard to discipline. She just smiles and laughs after she does something wrong. It is so hard not to laugh! She is such a doll. Of course, I don't think it helps when I grab the camera and take a picture to share with everyone! Life at our house is so fun!!!! We are loving every minute of it. Oh, I just noticed that in the last few pictures she has not had a hair bow. She has learned to pull them out. So for now we are just putting a rubberband in it to keep her hair out of her eyes. Both kids are going for haircuts today. I will post before and after pictures tomorrow!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Every time we visit relatives I say I am going to take tons of pictures, but some reason, I never seem to do it. We get so busy visiting that I forget. I did get a few pictures. Here is Elijah with Nana and one with Angie and Nana: I did not get a single picture of Sarah with anyone. Although, I did get a cute one of her in the bathtub: On the way home I got pictures of both of the kids: Don't let the cute one of Sarah holding her baby and sleeping fool you. Neither kid did much sleeping on the ride to or from. There was lots of yelling, crying, and whining. Tons of how much longer. Billions of I want to see Nana now, I am tired of riding. Lots of throwing of objects and then screaming when mommy or daddy could not reach them to give them back. Traveling with kids is not fun. The DVD players helped on the way, but returning home one player decided to go on strike. It was the older one that Elijah has been using. It was still less than a year old. So we were down to just one player. We will have to return the DVD player for another one, thank goodness we got the extended warranty on that one, the new one did not come with an extended warranty option. They make these players so cheaply. I am sure it has nothing to do with a 4 year old operating it or that it is always in the car and gets jarred around. Both kids really enjoyed getting Nana and Angie attention. We had lots of fun. Friday we did some outdoor work for Nana. The kids really loved being outside. I had lunch with Robin, a friend that I have kept in touch with all of these years. Saturday we were lazy and stayed around the house most of the day. We did venture out to the mall to exchange some things. JC Penny's was having a great sale. We got some great clothes for the kids for next to nothing. I do not know why we bought clothes for the kids. They both have tons of clothes. Owen, my cousin's son, has been giving Elijah his clothes since he was a baby. I do not know how Owen wears all of these clothes. There are so many of them that Elijah can wear something new everyday. It is great. Sarah has been getting clothes from Olivia. Olivia is also a styling baby and has tons of clothes. They fit Sarah perfectly. God has truly blessed us. He supplies all of our needs in ways that we can not imagine. Rich in blessings are we. Ok, back to the story. Sunday we got up to freezing weather. Way to cold to take the kids to church. Sarah is finally well and I am trying to keep it that way. So we had another leisurely day. We left right after lunch thinking the kids would take afternoon naps. WRONG! They screamed, etc that I mentioned in the first of this post. That was our trip! So...who wants to join us next time?
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Emma Hope Cornish-I have added a link to the Cornish's blog. Emma and Micah were just adopted from another country by the Cornish family. They now have 3 children with Down syndrome. Emma has some major heart issues that one surgeon says is inoperable. Emma is a miracle that she is alive still with this major heart issue. Please pray for this angel and her family. They are getting a second opinion on her condition.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
As usual our week is a busy one. Monday I tried to put the house back in order, I don't know what happens over the weekend, but the house is always a wreck. I am not sure why I clean house. It seems to be a waste of time. I no more clean then a tornado named Elijah, Sarah, or Daddy hits and I am back to square one. Although, especially on laundry day I seem to make the mess with laundry everywhere. I have to be creative with folding, Sarah loves to crawl in warm laundry and snuggle, which is ok if it is not folded yet. Once folded, she must unfold everything to make it comfy. Tues, well is Tues, therapy day. We drop Elijah at school dash back home for the home educator then out the door to PT then back to get Elijah. Sometime in there we eat lunch. After school we went to Abigail's to wish her a happy birthday since we missed her party. Then home, supper, off to find a dual portable dvd player for the trip to Nana's. Not sure how people traveled before DVD players in the car, I don't want to find out. We love our DVD player for those long trips. The kids are much more content. Today I am going to try to finish laundry, pack and straighten the house, AGAIN. Tomorrow Elijah to school, Sarah to OT and feeding therapy, back to get Elijah, load the car, off to Nana's. So needless to say this will probably be the last post until Mon. Hope everyone's week is great!! I will have lots of new pictures next week to share.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday was Children's Day at church. All of the kids got t-shirts and had a fun day at church. After church they had reserved Pump-it-up an inflatable play area for the kids. Everyone had a great time! Here are a few pictures of the kids bouncing:
Sarah loved sliding down the big slide. She kept asking to do it again. The last picture is Sarah with Mr. Todd the children's minister. He is her favorite person at church. She has to see Mr. Todd every time we are at church. He took her down the slide several times! Mrs. Kim the preschool director also took her down the slide. She did not want to leave!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
We had pictures taken of the kids today. They were so good. How do you pick when all of the pictures have something good about them? I have a hard time picking out pictures. Sarah has the tongue sticking out pose, so I eliminated those. Elijah wanted to chew on his bottom lip, so I eliminated them. Then just the bad ones where one kid is doing something weird, while the other one looks perfect. So, I just picked. I hate to pick. I always try to rethink it after I order. But, I picked so here is what I got (I did not get the CD so I would have the prints to put online and did not want to be illegal and scan the photos so I took a picture of my couch, where the photos just happened to be):