Friday, September 18, 2009

Crazy Times!

I am sooooo behind on blogging. I am actually getting ready to go sign the papers right now to close on our new house in Alabama. It looks like we are moving Sunday. I will try to get some pix but life is crazy right now. Smiles to all!!!! :):):):)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Walk in the Park it's not exactly the park...we took a walk the other night with some very special people. Melissa, my cousin, came over and we hung out for a while. We threw the kids in their strollers and walked to a restaurant in our town. At the restaurant we were joined by my mom, step dad, and another cousin, Brad. We are so lucky to have such a great family. We don't get to see them as much as we would like but oooohhhhh how much we love them. Melissa, Chris, G-ma, and Brad with Sean, Edith, Sophia, and Henry.

After dinner we took a walk. We love to take walks and the kids love it too!!!

What is going on in this picture you ask...well Steve, my step-dad, is walking his little hairy daughter, Annie. Melissa behind him is pushing a dog stroller, just in case Annie gets too tired to walk. How cute. I would love to say that this is crazy...ya know a dog stroller...but I actually bought it for our dogs and they cried when I put them in it. They are a little pampered.

Steve with Annie. Melissa, Chris with stroller, Brad, G-ma with stroller.

Oh, our loving family. What a big mess!!!!
We are so blessed to have so many people that love us. Sometimes I forget how much I miss the time I use to spend with family outside of our house. I pray as the kids get bigger we will have more time for other family. Sometimes I feel like they are going on with life without us.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Better Days

Mommy with Sean, Henry, and Edith. Oh and one of our little puppies on my head.

Thank God, we are all feeling better. The kids are still a little on the cranky side and they have a little bit of a cough but the 103 degree temps and runny noses are behind us!! Chris and I are still pushing through, it's not like you can take the day off to rest. I was so worried about them, especially Sean. This is only the second time that they have been sick. The last time was right before Christmas. All I can say is I am so thankful for our good health.

If I have any advice to give anyone it is WASH YOUR HANDS, WASH YOUR HANDS, WASH YOUR HANDS. We also take hand sanitizer everywhere we go. Even though we have a tough time sometimes with family not wanting to wash before they interact with the kids, we hold strong. Afterall we are responsible for providing a safe environment for our children.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Summer Colds

Today we woke up and we are all not feeling well. Edith had a low grade temp and she, Sophia, Henry, and I all have runny noses and little coughs. The packing must continue. Hope we are all feeling better tomorrow. Edi has been the worst and she took a second nap this afternoon and seems to be doing better. Mommy is also feeling a little better. We called the pediatricians office but we did not get a reply...we called again later but still haven't heard anything. Just using Tylenol for now. The pharmacist told us to use Benedryl but the instructions say not for kids under 6 yrs. or under 2 yrs. with drs. orders. So we wait...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Our Little Lost Puppies

Yesterday at around 4:30pm someone openned our gate to our backyard and let out two of our little hairy kids. Now I would call them dogs but they are much more than that to us. Through our years of infertility they were are children. We have only left them overnight on two occasions. Once when the kids were born and recently to go to a wedding in another state. Needless to say I was frantic we called out all of our family, thank God for them, and we searched for hours. We did not find them lastnight and because it was so late the animal shelter was already closed. We drove over to the shelter to check all the outside kennels but they were not there. Early this morning we began making arrangements to offer a cash reward for their return. My husband had called a friend of his on the police department and he notified all the officers of our missing little hairy kids. We had people searching, praying, it was amazing!! Early this morning we began calling our local shelter. FINALLY, someone answered and they did indeed have our little pups. We did not see them in the outside kennel because they had kept them inside. GOD IS GOOD! I am so greatful for all our wonderful friends and family. It's funny how we take them for granted. I am blessed with some pretty terrific people in my life. Chris with Pierre and Baby. Jennifer with Zowee.

Here is a family portrait of Chris and I with our little hairy kids while I was still pregnant. We do not have an updated try getting four babies and three dogs to sit still long enough to take a family picture. LOL.
Just another reminder, I AM BLESSED!! :):):):)
Oh yeah, I would also like to mention that our local shelter took excellent care of our little hairies...did you know they could alway use donations??? Well...if you are a dog lover, you may want to consider sending a little donation to your local animal shelter!