Friday, October 31, 2008

It didn't happen, and please pray

Well, that Q&A didn't happen, but we did have a nice time at the church Harvest Fest tonight and of course I'll get some pic's up soon ;)

On a side note, would you please pray for Emma this next few days? She's again having this unusual bruising and we're not sure what is causing it. It's not even bruising necessarily... it's broken blood vessels where small amounts of pressure is applied. Under her arms especially. Here's a pic, though it's hard to see in a photo. Basically, all of the coloration in the photo is busted blood vessels... there's no 'creasing' in the photo like you'd see when someone just has their arm down a while.


Sorry so big, if I posted it smaller you can't see it well.

Thanks for your prayers. We'll call the ped tomorrow but likely won't be seen until Monday unless they send us back to the ER again...

What about ME?

Today's the last day for 31 for 21! What a great month it has been!! We've had quite a lot going on- Brianna was sick at the beginning of the month, then our trip to Nashville and Atlanta, then my outing on the Buddy Cruise, then, Micah caught a cold, handed it over to me, yes, Brianna got sick again, then me, and now here it is Halloween and the month is OVER! Seems like a lot has been done but there's still so much that HASN'T. Like... YOUR QUESTIONS!

Admittedly I've slacked off on answering the questions submitted to me earlier in the month as so many other pressing things have come up that have taken either my time or energy (or both!). Please know that I do intend to answer each question that was asked and I have them filed together for future blogging! I will also do the regular Q&A's for any other questions posted. Thanks so much for the wonderful questions and maybe... just maybe... I'll get some time this afternoon to put the time and attention into those questions that they deserve and I'll finish out October with that :)

We 'carved' pumpkins! (photo overload)

Thank you for the many prayers.  I am feeling much better today after sleeping most of the day yesterday.  I'm still not quite up to par but I hope to be able to bring the kids to their halloween festivities at the church tonight and otherwise we're just going to hang out today and all take it easy. Here's some photos from the past few days since I wasn't up to posting them until now.

On Wednesday evening when Mike's parents came over for the evening to celebrate his mom's 50th birthday and we 'carved' pumpkins!  Actually, we took the guts out and put in these cute "Mr. Pumpkin Head" pieces (sooo much more preschooler friendly then knives :) ).  The kids all had a good time, though the three little ones kept their eyes on it and not their hands so much...

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This is Brianna last night after her nighttime snack.  No, it's not a chocolate bar, it's an organic 'energy' bar with lots of protein and such in it which is good for a little person that doesn't really like to eat much. My little 21 pound peanut!  It's hard to believe that she's the "tiny" one of the group again.  I thought when we brought Micah and Emma home that Brianna would always seem BIG after that.  I guess they've proven me wrong.  Brianna's always had feeding/weight gain trouble and had a tube until March of this year.  She is holding her own and is able to gain a little but we have to do high calorie foods with her and we know it will be a struggle for her for a long time.  She did put on some weight while we were gone which I think was a natural 'spurt' because she was beginning to pull up and started cruising soon after.  Now that she's walking she's slimmed down but gotten so much stronger that she's not gained much weight but has gained muscle.

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On Wednesday I gave all the kids baths but I waited to give Emma hers until she'd have the tub to herself.  She LOVES playing in the water and only put her face in it (to try to lay down...) once!  She realized she didn't care for that much :)  What an interesting therapy idea... put her in the tub to make her learn to sit up longer! LOL  Of course I'm always sitting right next to the tub when she's in it so I can grab her in an instant if she does lay down or fall over.  You can see how much she LOVES splashing!  All these pic's have the water really ruffled and she did it all herself :)

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More photos by Kristopher: (love E's pjs?  It's a thicker night gown with some pants LOL  I needed something 'warmish' but her footed sleeper was too warm for last night LOL).  He dressed the bear up himself, that's a costume my parents bought for the girls last year at Christmas time.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008


Last night I believe I came down with whatever Brianna had on Saturday night. It was NOT fun. I still don't feel great and haven't been able to eat today either. Hopefully tomorrow I'll feel up to things. Today the kids went to school in the morning (Emma stayed with Mike) and then he took 1/2 day off to take care of the kids this afternoon. I'm thankful he has the flexibility to do that.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Today is Mike's mom's birthday, AKA GRANDMA!

Happy 50th!(Photo courtesy of

I hope you have a wonderful day and we are looking forward to having you over for dinner tonight :)
ps, we saved the pumpkins to decorate tonight