Friday, November 28, 2008
I'm grateful to have the opportunity to have a relationship with Jesus. I'm thankful that He loves me just as I am. I love Him more than I let anyone know and would be nothing without Him.
I'm so thankful for my family, though it looks different than most it's the most precious thing I have.
I'm thankful for our jobs. I'm grateful for a husband who goes to work each day, without complaining to provide for our family.
I'm thankful for our little grey house and the love that is found within these walls.
I'm grateful for my friends. I count on your love and prayers constantly. Thank you for loving me and my family it means the world to me.
Our day was great and everyone enjoyed being able to see Fletcher. I love when he's here it feels quasi normal. I love being able to fold his laundry in the same room where he is. I love hearing my children play together. The girls really enjoyed Fletcher this time. He loves the songs Kayleigh has on her cell phone. He gets a very serious look on his face and then bounces his big ol' tummy to the beat of the music. We all laughed and had such a great time. Craig's sister, Kristi brought Fletcher a new ball and he loved making her put it in her mouth and blow it across the room. Oh the things we'll do to make this kid smile. Life is good and I'm so grateful for all the Lord is doing. I'm praying you have a great Christmas season and truly enjoy what the Lord has given you! Here's a little video of Fletcher listening to music with Kayleigh and then playing with his Aunt Kristi. Enjoy...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
We appreciate you all so much. I'll update you tomorrow after surgery. Thanks!
I'll leave you with a video I took this afternoon. Enjoy....
Friday, November 21, 2008
Last night at Girl Scouts Maddie's Daisy group were the color guard for the opening of the meeting. We finally purchased her Daisy apron and my sister Kim pressed her badges and petals on it. Maddie and I have gone round and round about the placement of those badges! WOW! That girl is so argumentative! I don't know where she gets it! :)
Good ol' Troop 22
Today Maddie's school had Thanksgiving dinner for their lunch. I joined her for lunch. When we were in line with the rest of her classmates I realized these kids are 1st graders and this was their 'first' Thanksgiving meal at school. I heard several of the kids, mine included, make statements like, "WHAT IS THAT?" I'm guessing they've never seen turkey, dressing and gravy all lumped together! I volunteer in Maddie's classroom every Tuesday and it's been so fun getting to know her classmates. I really enjoyed having lunch with a few of them today.
Maddie's BFF Emma
Last but not least. In May Maddie asked Jesus into her heart. The last few weeks she's been talking a lot about being baptized. She met with our pastor and we all believe she's ready. So, this Sunday, November 23 Maddie will be baptized. She's very excited and so are we! I'll post pictures next week. Please pray for Maddie this is a big step in her faith and we want it to be special.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I thought I'd leave you with this fun little video that I took last Sunday....
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Kayleigh continues to enjoy school and her friends. She's such a social butterfly. She loves to go go go! This weekend her cell phone locked up on her so she was out of the loop for a few days. Good news her phone is fixed! Praise be!
Maddie's been quite the busy little beaver here the past few weeks. She received three awards at school last week. One was an attendance award for missing less than two days of school. Well, her friend Emma got a perfect attendance award. Neither one of the girls had any idea what attendance meant I guess because Maddie was sad that she didn't get a perfect announcement award! That girl! She also got to go to a birthday party where everyone wore their pajamas. That was lots of fun! She still loves her new desk. It's given all of us a little bit of quiet time. (wink wink) Maddie also found a Veggie Tales Silly Songs CD and she has literally been listening to it every chance she gets.
Fletcher is doing relatively well. He's having central line problems meaning it won't draw blood so he's having to be stuck for all his blood work each week. They are trying to limit his blood draws to as few as possible. I'm not sure what we'll do about that. I don't know if they'll want to replace it or not. He's got so much scar tissue he's running out of places to put them. So we'll see. He'll have his second Pamidronate therapy on Wednesday. It will run for three consecutive days this time. Please remember him him your prayers. We also plan to bring him home for Thanksgiving. We'll have a full house with Craig's parents and his sister Kristi and her family.
I have been busy at church, volunteering at Maddie's school, carpooling Kayleigh and her friends and of course, hanging out with Fletcher at TCC. I pulled out my canvases and paint yesterday afternoon. I'm working on a painting for my friend Steph's daughters nursery. It's definitely a work in progress but it feels good to be creative. Speaking of creative I have painted the master bathroom and I had a shower curtain and window treatment made. But the shower curtain isn't quite right and I'm trying to figure out what to do. So as soon as I get it all worked out I'll post some pictures.
Well, that's a lot of information for one sitting! So here's a little video of Fletcher from yesterday. He seems to have his days and nights mixed up and he's getting sleepy around 10:30 am. He was so sleepy when I was with him yesterday...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Fletcher at Fall Festival (TCC)
On Friday, just as I promised we went to TCC. Now mind you, Fletcher was a complete toot and would not let me even put his 'Little Wild Man' Halloween shirt on him let alone a costume! One of my friends brought Fletcher a t-shirt that just had the body of Popeye on it. Fletcher would have been the perfect Popeye!Sadly, he didn't want to have anything to do with it. Oh well. After we left TCC Maddie and I headed over to see Mimi at her work. Maddie was a hit and everyone just doted all over her. Then my sister Kim called and invited us to trick or treat with some of the cousins. So we headed south and spent the evening with Kim, Kylie, K-Bub, Dawn, Mike, Zach, Amber, Matt, Gabe, Ryan and the Katybug! We had a blast and got a lot of candy! Kayleigh spent the night with her friend, Kelsey and they trick or treated in Kelsey's neighborhood.
Maddie and Aunt Dawny's dog, Molly also in a leopard costume.
K-Bub (Joe Dirt) and Maddie
The Katybug and her mommy
Maddie and mommy
Last week was also Red Ribbon Week. Each day the kids were able to do some fun things. One day they were able to wear a hat and had black light bowling. They were also allowed to show support for there favorite team. Maddie wore a long sleeved OU shirt (no picture of that day) They also got to wear camo, this was the day Maddie stayed home. And on Friday they wear asked to wear red.
Red Ribbon week
Hat day and black light bowling
Today Maddie is home from school again. She woke up at 4:00 this morning with a fever of 101.4. She's slept a lot today and her temp was down to 99.3 at noon. Which means no school tomorrow via the district rules of no temp for 24 hours. At this time we are both still in our pj's. Maddie is watching a lot of TV and I've been cleaning out my closet trying to get ready for a charity pick-up on Wednesday morning. Yesterday Kayleigh informed me she needed a black dress for a concert she's in Tuesday! Nice. So, I guess we'll be spending the latter part of the afternoon looking for a dress and shoes. I think it must be payback for doing the exact same thing to my mom several times during my jr high/high school years. I haven't seen Fletcher today but I've checked on him and he's doing well. I'll go up there after we find a dress.