Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Round 2

In our area the weather has been glorious and then cold.  Sunny, then snowy.  Lots of people are sick.  Our Professor had a cough for about 2 weeks so we took him to the doctor.  He (thankfully) just had a sinus infection.  So we did 10 days of antibiotics.  He finished them and over Thanksgiving his congestion and cough worsened.  I took him back to the doctor yesterday and thankfully his lungs are clear but he needed a different antibiotic.  While I am beyond thankful for our health care system I really don't like so much medicine for our kids.  But I am thankful to live in  a small town where a doctor's appointment lasts for 20 minutes.  I am thankful that the medicine was available at the local pharmacy (which has a drive-thru).  And I am thankful the Professor LOVES taking his medicine!  I must admit though...hard to be thankful for these things when your Toddler pukes snot mixed with smoothie all over you...just saying.
Here's to everyone's health!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Free Entertainment

The kids did not have school today because of the Thanksgiving break.  They invited their friend over to play.  I had a great time! They all put Polly Pocket clothes on their fingers and did some hilarious finger plays for me.  After their friend left, we watched Polar Express together and snuggled up on the couch.  It was a great day and I enjoyed having all that time with our kids!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Family, turkey, shopping, playing, walking, talking, waffles, ice cream, gifts, surprises, blessings and more.  That has been our Thanksgiving.  What did you do this year?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Poem

Written by the Hippie age 7:
Oh Fall
Oh fall, oh fall leaves are falling from the trees.
Oh fall, oh fall feel like dancing in the leaves.
Oh fall, oh fall makes me want to climb those trees.
Oh fall, oh fall makes me nervous to climb those trees!
That's fall all right!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Are you Edible?

Interesting question isn't it?  LOL! Today I was driving the girls to piano and this is our conversation:
H- Mommy! We get to wear pajamas to school Friday!
G - Yeah! It's Pajama Day!
M - Well, maybe you should wear your pride shirts over your pjs in case they draw your name for the Friday pride winner?
G- Well Mommy.  Mrs. ________ said we could wear pjs and/or pride shirts and either way we'd be edible to win the prize.
M - What did you say sweetie?
G- We can wear pjs or pride shirts and be edible!
So, I ask again...are you edible?  I guess our girls will be on Friday!


Man, tomorrow my husband comes home after being gone for 2 weeks but tomorrow is also the one month mark of founding out we lost our 4th baby.  I am glad something happy is happening tomorrow but emotionally I kind of dread the day.
Same thing with Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is when we were going to announce the gender of the baby.  So while I am excited for Thanksgiving and looking forward to having family come in, I am dreading the day too. 
I guess the healing just takes lots and lots of time and I will let myself have it.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Nice Day

My husband has been gone for a bit on a business trip.  We have been so lonely here without him around.  But last night and today were very nice.  Last night my mom and I had dinner together and attended a great raffle afterwards!  Today my dad took us to a bulk food store (Amish!) and out for pizza and ice cream. It was just a nice day.  It feels good to have a good day.  I hope your weekend is great!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It goes on and on

If you missed it the first time, please go back and read about our baby' testimony.  We have set up a Memorial Fund in honor or our baby.  The money will be used to fund ultrasounds for women who are exploring their options.  Our hope is that our baby's brief life will save the life of another unborn child.  Well, our baby's testimony just grew! 
First, my grandpa made a donation to a Christian University in memory of our sweet baby.
Second, the pregnancy crisis center we set up the fund through contacted us.  They said that they were touched by our story and are including us in their upcoming newsletter!  Our dream now is that others will read about our baby and consider making a donation or volunteering.  Or maybe they too have been down this sad road of loss and miscarriage and perhaps our story can help bring some healing to them.
I am so honored at how God has been using our tiny baby to make a real difference.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Living up to his name

Actually living up to his nickname.  The Professor is really a smart little guy.  We chose his blog name when he was just a week or so old because of his facial expressions.  But maybe he really will be a professor.  He is certainly on the right track.  Or maybe he will be a famous chef?
One of his favorite foods is a smoothie, or "me-me".  He will ask for them.  But if I am in the kitchen and I start our blender....he comes running over exclaiming, "me-me! me-me!" and is so excited.  Today I asked if he wanted a smoothie for breakfast.  He followed me over to the kitchen gate and was watching me.  I add in the yogurt, some freshly sliced berries, the milk.  He starts whimpering and I said, "What's wrong buddy?'  He says, "nana...nana...mees".  Which means, "Banana, banana please?"  That smart little guy must have watched me often enough to know I ALWAYS put a banana in his smoothie and he was afraid I forgot!  He is brilliant...wouldn't you agree?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Our Daughter

Our youngest daughter, the Hippie, kicked Selective Mutism in the bottom last night!!! She was in the 2nd grade musical at school.  When she got on stage, I got all choked up.  Then I noticed she was actually doing the motions.  AND her arms were going straight up in the air and everything.  Her music teacher had given her a one line speaking part.  She had said it a million times at home, but I was unsure how she would do.  So there was our daughter, who 3 years ago would not speak to a waitress, joined cheerleading but could not even wiggle a finger during the cheers and would take weeks before speaking to new people and there she stands on the stage.  She looked beautiful and happy and was laughing and singing.  And she was the second smallest kid out of the 100+ kids.  She walks up to this microphone and reaches up to lower it to her mouth and with perfect pitch and clarity she said her line!!!! It was clear as a bell and took all my will power not to stand up and scream.  It was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"The Christmas Note"

I just love all the heart warming stories about Christmas time.  I was recently able to review the book “The Christmas Note” by Donna VanLiere.  She is the author of the book “The Christmas Shoes”.  I greatly enjoyed that book and the subsequent movie and song as well.  So I was greatly anticipating “The Christmas Note”.  The book revolves around two main characters; reclusive and socially awkward Melissa and extroverted almost pushy Gretchen.  From the first page you are drawn in.  You can tell secrets are lurking and you want, or need, to discover them.  The plot unfolds rather predictably but with several unique twists thrown in as well.  When the book ended I was sad to close the chapter on this set of characters.  I immediately passed the book onto to my mom for her to enjoy as well.  This would be a great read any time of the year, but extra special to enjoy this Holiday season!