Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Family Update!


Brian with his brothers Justin and Jake

It's September!!! Can you believe it? The air is turning drier and cooler (PRAISE BE TO THE LORD) and the farmers are harvesting their corn. Yes, you read that right. We had such a dry and hot summer, that some corn is already down. WOWSERS. This is our first harvest on the farm, I think we are in for a treat of loud elevators for the next 3 months. I will take it though.
About us: Our ministry is really doing well. Starting to get the nuts and bolts of what makes our kids tick. Also getting to know some of the other families as well. We love the teens just a little too much at times. They become my prayer life obsession and I have to remind myself to pray about other things too. Several of them have been adopted into our family, and Abbie and Isaac always ask if they can come stay at our house. Reminding me that we do have a bed for them! This is a picture of "our" Jordan, enjoying a poke at my belly.


Abbie finished up the 4-H season well. She had 2 projects go to State Fair, so of course we had to check them out! She won a 1st place for both of them. Quite happy. She has being doing great with her new school work. 4th grade is easier than 3rd she says. Of course, she is just now starting the actual non-review of 3rd grade. lol She just had her check up and is in the 55th percentile for weight and the 35th for height. This has stayed the same for the last 8 years. lol.


Isaac: Lands Alive. Remember how stubborn Abbie was at a younger age? Isaac is just as absent minded as she was stubborn. That boy is always doing something to get into trouble, and yet, he really didn't mean to! lol I tell you, we have such issues sometimes. A lot of energy for his little 5 year old body. He started Kindergarten this year, which does seem to help. Also, Brian has been trying to keep him occupied doing physical activities. Isaac's current loves are: Star Wars, Captain America, and Adidas. Neat combination huh? He also went for his checkup last week. Got his K-5 shots, and didn't cry. In fact, he didnt even flinch for 2 of them! He did, however, use his "rifle" as his cane the rest of the day. lol. Isaac was in the 70th percentile for height and the 30th for weight. Flip Flop kids! Another love: climbing trees. See if you can see his black eye:

Little Baby ___________: Poor child, I have no idea what to call it!!! We will know what she/he is in 2 weeks, until then...it will be ____________. Together little baby and I will enter our 5th month this week. I can feel it moving at least once a day now, and I am looking quite large. Last week, we heard 2 heartbeats. It took the Dr awhile to decide if one of them was mine. He decided it was. lol. Glad that Brian was not in the room, he might have passed out. Also, my Crohn's has come out of remission as well. No wonder I felt so yucky before!!! It is making for one sick momma, and continued weight loss. Currently under my pre-pg weight. But, I am very grateful that the dr's are taking good care of us both. Little Baby is now around 5 inches long from its crown of the head to rump (bottom). About the size of a large baked potato...which coincidentally, sounds amazing at the moment!

3 comments:

Glenda Shaw on September 7, 2010 at 9:12 AM said...

I love these pictures.

Glenda Shaw on September 7, 2010 at 9:13 AM said...

I love these pictures.

Katie on September 7, 2010 at 2:02 PM said...

how sweet! love the first pic of the boys!

 

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