Sunday, April 17, 2011

Prayer Request

Thanks to everyone for all the calls and support after the terrible tornados yesterday. We are fine and so is our house. We do have a prayer request though. Tomorrow morning from 9-11 Hannah will be having kidney imaging done. Please pray that this would be a good experience for everyone involved that that our great healer might get the glory and she would be completely healed! Thank you for all your support!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Adding a Page

So after much debating we have someone we'd like for you to meet.....

PUMPKIN... our fish! HA! Gotcha!

Hannah got him for her birthday and is super excited to have a pet all her own.
Sorry Grandparents if we gave you a heart attack!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Life's Hard... Get a Helmet

Sometimes these kids crack me up! It's when I am getting frustrated with them or annoyed at life in general that God always sends me a little reminder..... and most of the time it's in the shape of laughter!

Watching TV is a dangerous job!

Life's hard... get a helmet!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hannah stats at 4

Since this is like an online journal for the family thought I'd put Hannah's 4 year stats here so I'd remember. The baby book has long been forgotten and I'm pretty sure that I never actually finished the first year. Oh well! Put it in my pile of started but never completed projects. I'm pretty sure that when Drew goes to the dr. next week he will have overtaken her in the weight category!

Height: 37inches (7%tile)
Weight: 28lbs (5%tile)

She continues to be a peanut but is full of life and energy!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Birthday Photos

Here are a couple more of the birthday party! I love this picture of the girls! They could play together ALL the time! Her mommy and I kind of like each other too! ;) I keep hoping that maybe I can get Drew to marry one of the Hawthorne girls! (If things with Bethany don't work out her sister is 6 months old... so maybe Drew can go for a younger girl!)
Here is Daddy! Very excited about some dalmatian cupcakes....
Don't they look yummy!
Here are the dog bone cakes.... each girl had their own. BIG HIT! A disaster to make!
And finally a little bit of the table decorations. The party hats each child made themselves and of course we had to have blowers. But the highlight of the meal.... eating out of the dog bowls that were filled with puppy chow. What more could a 4 year old want?!

Happy Birthday Hannah and Bethany!

ER Visit

Well it was almost 2 years and it was just our first visit. I would have definately lost if we had been betting. My son is a master climber, crawler, scaler, and genuin dare devil. The fact that we made it almost 2 years without a disaster is proof in it's self that God is in total control. Man oh man! Yesterday our injury free streak ended though. And with something minor at that! After all the climbing and jumping he simply fell when running. (Well chasing Hannah but still....) Somehow when he fell he landed on his hip wrong. He never cried, never complained.... but he got up and couldn't walk. Poor little guy would try to walk and just collapse into a heap. Of course it was a Sunday so nothing was open so onto the ER we went. $300 and some xrays later we were told it probably was a deep bruise or a joint that had popped out and back in. They gave him motrin! A huge bill and very long wait and the little man was on his way. But not until he had all the nurses eating out of his hand... he really is a cutey! So we headed home and by the grace of God this morning he was running, jumping, and otherwise giving Mommy a heart attack again today!
Note to new mommies and old ones too.... motrin and popscicles can fix most things!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Dalmation Plantation

Happy 4th Birthday Sweet Hannah!

My sweet baby girl is 4! It's so hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday that we were on our way home from the hospital scared out of our mind.
She was soooo tiny! Only 6lbs and her carseat just swallowed her right up.
Yet at the same time I can barely remember what life was like before kids.

Oh yeah... it looked like this... I had 14 teenage girls that kept me BUSY! Man I miss these girls!

Today we had a joint birthday party for Hannah and her best friend, Bethany. It was a dalmatian theme and the girls were adorable!

We had 6 "big kids" and 6 "little kids" but man even with just 6 families (including birthday girls) it was WILD! But what do you expect if you have 12 puppies running around.
We played outside in the gorgeous 80 degree weather! The playground in the backyard was perfect. This may be the cutest little boy puppy ever!

We had a dog bone hunt.... which was a huge hit. Hannah was a champ of this. I think some of the mom's thought she had been in training. She was amazing!
Here are some of the girls hanging out. We also ate lunch out of dog bowls, had bone shaped cakes, and painted puppy picture frames. Hopefully more pictures will be coming soon. I did a terrible job of taking pictures. (And my photographer is in China! Love you Laura... we sure did miss you today!) I am one tired puppy myself... but I'm pretty sure everyone had a great time!
And with a face like this thanking you.... it's worth it! If only she would stay this size forever!