Some rest & relaxation going on here at the farm. The long holiday weekend was nice for catching up on things and a little sleep! The kids have begged me forever to get them a cucumber they could wear on their eyes. Not sure where they saw that but I finally got them one. They had the best time wearing them and then they ate them (gross!).
Please pray for Laurel as she starts her Pre-Op stuff for her surgery this week. Lots of appointments coming up but excited to get it started. She's definately "off" in her hearing this week. I pray the Cochlear Implant will help. I hate seeing her frustrated when she just can't hear.
Quote of the week: Noah: "Laurel, I'm a Good Ninja, now you be the bad one"
Laurel: " NO!, I'm not bad, I'm a Mommy!"
PS: I ASK EVERYONE TO GO TO THIS BLOG http://www.lovebringsyouhome.com/2012/05/hope-and-heartache.html AND SEE "KACEY" WHO IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF A FAMILY. HER CAREGIVERS IN HER ORPHANAGE DID NOT EVEN WANT TO HAVE HER PHOTO TAKEN BECAUSE THEY SAID NO ONE WOULD WANT HER! LET'S PROVE THEM WRONG!! HELP
THIS TREASURE FIND A FOREVER FAMILY!!!!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
***Below is a little girl who has just been posted on Reeces Rainbow.com. She is absolutely precious but the orphanage director has asked someone visiting another child in the orphanage to help find her a home as she will be transferred very soon!! Don't let this happen to this little girl. Her needs seem relatively mild and it would be horrible to have her transferred to an institution. Because her transfer is close, a PAPER READY family would be ideal. She is in Russia. Also, I just love another little girl found on RR and turns out they are in the same orphanage. She is listed below Marena. Please pray Church!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Total randomness today. We've been winding down Laurel's therapies, only about 2 weeks left. Next week we go to visit her classroom & teacher who will teach her special needs class starting in Sept. She's excited! Last year I would have NEVER considered putting her in a classroom but she's grown up so much. Her implant surgery is in June and I think that the preschool setting will help her so much. She'll get her therapies in that setting as well. Noah is just reading away and enjoying all that has to offer. I'll start figuring out his curriculum for Kindergarten pretty soon. I can't believe he's starting school!
In other news, Laurel found a turtle in the driveway yesterday and we watched it awhile. We figured out that she was laying eggs. Now, being that she put the nest in the middle of the driveway, we decided to move the nest. We got to digging and found 9 eggs! We "replanted" them and hope to see some baby turtles. So, that's all for now!
Friday, May 11, 2012
(I have no idea who these ladies are...... they were uninvited guests!! yikes/)
This past weekend I attended our yearly ladies retreat with the ladies from our church. This year we had 18 in attendance.... we missed several ladies who I hope will come next year! It was a bit different this year as since we've had a baby boom in our little church this year (6 with 1 one the way!) so babies under 6 months old could come. I admit I was a little skeptical on how they'd do but they did fantastic! (I can say this b/c one of them was my roomie- Way to go baby Jim!!)Our theme was women of the Bible who did great things so our teaching sessions were on 1. The women of Moses' life 2. Rahab 3. Abigail. It was a great time of praying, learning, singing, building stronger relationships, encouraging each other and being silly!. The highlight I would say was a new sister in Christ's baptism in the ocean. Praise God!
I started feeling sick on Sat. am and quickly got worse. By Sunday noon I was feeling like I'd been hit by a truck. Before I left, 3 different women grabbed me to pray for me as I drove home. I praise God for these godly examples that I have in my life. I dropped Amy off and went STRAIGHT to Urgent Care. The Dr. thought I had the flu (I did to) but thankfully I didn't, just a raging fever, ear infection & sinus infection & nasty cough. I got home & my babies were sick to0. Monday I took them to the Dr. & they had ear infections and Noah had pneumonia-again. However, he's been about 2 years since he's had it so I say he's done good with his new asthma meds.. We are all on 10 days worth of antibiotics and feeling a bit better but not 100% yet. THANK YOU JESUS FOR MEDICINE AND DOCTORS!!!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
She threw it out and everything. No shirt because it was
so hot. We'll have to work on that ;)
which now reside in my kitchen.
So it has gotten HOT here. I mean really hot. And it's just May. Oh boy, I sure hope I toughen up or it's going to be a looong summer. The kids and I are trying to find ways to beat the heat (lots of popsicles, frozen go gurts). When Mike comes home from work and it's a bit cooler they beg to go fishing and the pond. We have to dodge the poison ivy a bit but luckily it doesn't seem anyone is very allergic to it.
Noah & Laurel are both passing around a sore throat and cough but everyone I've talked to that has kids, seem to have the same thing. I think it's just the seasonal transition thing.
Friday I leave for our Ladies Retreat with about 20 or so ladies from church. We always have a good time with each other and use the weekend to encourage each other. Your prayers are appreciated as I will be leading a session on Rahab. I love this story and will be sharing some thoughts on how God uses unlikely people to accomplish his purposes and not letting the baggage of the past hold us back in our relationships with others or the Lord. Rahab is such a beautiful story on how God can use anyone if the person has a willing and soft heart for the Lord!
Anyway, the last picture is of the car that is going on vacation. Laurel loaded it up and said the family was going to the beach. Yeah, she's been on a few vacations with us before! :) The car is loaded and it made me laugh :)