Monday, April 27, 2009
Then after lunch, we headed up to Children's, where we met with the audiologist and made some decisions about Logan's hearing aids. She gave her recommendations, we asked some questions, Logan had impressions made of his ears for the earmolds and picked the colors for his aids (black) and his molds (transparent red), then we headed home. We'll head back next month to get the actual aids...or in this case, a loaner pair for a short time. Hopefully we'll have great success getting them programmed correctly and we'll have the blessing of seeing Logan's speech finally take off. There's so much he knows, and there's so much he misses!! I can't wait until he's not missing so much.
Amid all the running around today (speech therapy and gymnastics today too!), we all missed spending time with Brent. Today's his 20th birthday!! And this mom has decided that it should be against the law to spend birthdays away from your family. Brent, know that you are loved and missed!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
When I got home, the neighbor children were here. They're great kids, so it was no big deal. It seems that their mom had a "disagreement" with a knife while fixing dinner, and the knife won. She needed stitches so off to ER they went, sans children of course. They played Mario Kart with Ryan and Logan for a bit, then Ryan had a massive meltdown. Screaming and crying and kicking angrily, he was carried to his room for his jammies. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, while I was carrying him up the stairs his nose was bleeding. Profusely. Blood all over his bed, the floor, the carpet, my clothes, my shoes, his clothes...it was UGLY. Took about 15 minutes to finally get it stopped. After a long delay and lots of clean-up (thanks, Hailey! You're amazing and awesome!!) we finally got him presentable and sat him down with Daddy for some quiet time and monitoring. Finished cleaning up the bood (white carpet on the stairs), sent the neighbors back home, got Logan ready for bed, tucked both boys in, and caught my breath. Now I have to figure out why Ryan's nose keeps bleeding like that, and why on earth the child has a swollen, weepy ear! Some things....
So much for a peaceful, enjoyable night out. Glad dinner was good!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Nicholas
Happy birthday to you!
And MANY more!!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I came away refreshed and challenged. And determined to attend another Beth Moore conference soon! There was so much material, so much to process, so much to apply... She's a fanatastic teacher and I can't wait to do it again. If Beth Moore EVER comes your way, GO SEE HER!!! Truly--it's life-changing! Or, take advantage of her August 28/29 simulcast. She'll be speaking live in Green Bay, WI, but the conference will be simulcast all over the world. I know I'm gonna find it somewhere near me and head on over with a group from church. Check out more information on Beth Moore's Living Proof Ministries website. If it's not near enough to commute, find a friend and get a hotel. You'll have a great time, and you'll be glad you did.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
In the meantime, enjoy some pics of my guys. Ryan's KILLER on the Wii--he's so good I typically won't play with him. He loves loves LOVES Mario Kart racing, and even surprised Brent last week with how good he is. He's got gold medals in nearly every portion of his license. Mama can't compete. But they enjoy it, and Logan loves to watch and cheer. Here they are a few days ago, when Daddy was sick and Mama let them all play to their hearts content.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
They just published a new issue today, and I am in their Featured Blog Directory. It’s a very high quality magazine… you’ll really like it. The magazine includes a lot of great content from bloggers you’ll appreciate, as well as great features, photos and other content. The magazine is owned and published by a family who have seven kids, three adopted and one who has leukemia just like my nephew Nicholas. They also have a great family blog--www.riggsfamilyblog.com. It's amazing to watch them journal Abby's journey on this leukemia trail...it's so different than Nick's. Sweet Abby is struggling much harder than Nick, and their blog keeps me praying for her. And for Nick!
The magazine gives away a bunch of ads to charities and ministries. Besides great articles on interesting people, there is a lot about family, adoption, personal finance, spiritual life, humor… all sorts of “life” topics.
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