It's been crazy around here. On Sunday we took a day trip to St. Louis to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the church most dear to us. Fresh Anointing UPC is where I spent the first 9 years of my marriage. Where 3 of my 4 kids were born. Where we lost a precious child. Where we learned about ministry, marriage and the true meaning of "church family". So we went and we had great church and then visited with precious friends (really they are family) and laughed a lot. And then cried, again, when we drove away. Well, Makiah cried, I teared up and Linton just sighed (he's way to manly to cry about something like that). I guess you could say, we sorta miss them. And love them, a lot! ~~Sniff~~
Anyhoo, onto things that don't make me sniff.
Sam is doing really well with potty training. I know I keep telling you, but, I guess I am just so shocked and thrilled, that I have to keep saying it. As if saying it over and over will make it more believable. He gets so excited at his accomplishment, so excited that he shares it with random strangers. We were in Borders last week and everyone that passed us, on our way to the children's section, he proudly announced "I pee pee in the potty" and "I big boy, I go pee and tooter in the potty". Yeah, it's wonderful. Fortunately most strangers just smile.
Makiah is losing an upper, front tooth and Daniel is cutting an upper front tooth. I find that interesting. Maybe I'm the only one.
Daniel is finally sitting up independently for long stretches of time. YAY!!! Sitting up alone is one of his goals in physical therapy. Not only is he sitting, but playing with toys, while sitting independently. I am so happy. He is making great progress. He is also holding his own bottle. I love watching them at this age, because everyday they learn something new. Every stage is exciting, but the first year just amazes me.
While we were in St. Louis (yeah back to the first topic), they gave the kids Christmas gifts. Makiah got a new Wii game, which she wants to play non-stop and a Hello Kitty Hut (a pop up tent thingy). Sam got a suit of armor and Mickey Mouse toys and game. Daniel got a basketball goal to sit and play with. He loves it! So, for your enjoyment, here are some pictures.
Look closely at the bottom of the pink hut. Yes, that is a baby foot. Makiah and Sam decided that they should all play in the hut. So Daniel and his basketball goal, Sam and Makiah were inside and I look around (I was on the computer, they were behind me), and what do I behold--a sweet little foot poking out.
Well, I think that properly catches everyone up on our lives around here. I am also catching up on blog reading. But first, must go marinate my steaks so I can get them into the crock pot by noon. No real flow to this post, but it served it's purpose.
Have a happy Tuesday!!