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Saturday, April 14, 2007


WOW! I have been horrible at keeping up with this blog lately. I guess we have been pretty busy around here with different kinds of things. Britton had a new set of ear tubes pun in and an adenoidectomy on Wednesday. Yesterday he was very fussy and had a lot of bloody discharge coming our of his left ear. I know that is gross, but I cannot help but be a little worried about him. I called the Dr. and he said that was normal, so if the drainage hasn't stopped by Monday I am going to take him in.

I still cannot get used to Britton's haircut. He really did have beautiful hair before but it is so stick straight that it was growing over his eyes and when I would trim it, well it would just look silly. Yesterday morning Derek let me sleep in so when I got up and looked over at the couch- for a second I thought he was Tate but I knew something wasn't right because of his small body. Anyway, so far I have gotten a lot of positive feedback on the new do. I don't think anyone will be telling me my child looks like a china doll anymore.

Tate. What has he been up to? He has developed quite an obsession...or should I say passion for Thomas Trains. He plays with them from the morning he gets up to the minute we make him go to bed. I have never seen him like this. His bedtime story has now become the Thomas catalog!!

Derek is well- just working as usual and helping me with things around the house. We are planning Tate's birthday party which will of course have a "Thomas" theme. We will do mostly family but will also invite some of his little friends to the party.

As for me, I am feeling much, MUCH better! There was a period of about 5-6 months where I was in pain every day, had no energy and just sort of felt helpless. I went to the Physical Therapist for a therapy session one time and have been markedly better ever since. Except for my bedroom, I have a clean house, have been cooking dinner on a regular basis and have been really enjoying planting things in the yard. I know those things may seem mundane to most of you, but a few months ago it was all I could do just to make it out of bed.

Speaking of gardening, Tate has been my little helper this Spring. He loves to help me plant things. We are making a sunflower garden in our back yard and he is helping me every step of the way. I want to instill in my boys an appreciation for the beauty & gifts that God gave us through nature. I love teaching him about plants and animals and how things grow. We found a caterpillar in our sunflower garden-to-be and it was so cute they way he was interested, yet did not want to get too close. He kept saying "He's little, he won't hurt me" more to himself of course, than to me. I told him how that little caterpillar would one day become a butterfly. He kept repeating the caterpillar, cocoon, butterfly sequence and asking me a million questions starting with "WHY?". He never did touch it but kept wanting me to go with him to look at it. So sweet. I love his curious nature.

Britton can walk, he just doesn't want to. He walks if he is not thinking about it and will take about 6 steps to me. I think he has a hard time with balance since his ears bother him so much. Hopefully he will do better once he recovers from the surgery.

Love & blessings to all...

Friday, April 13, 2007

Easter & Egg Hunts

Tate & Britton- All dressed up!

The Easter Bunny left a trail of tracks...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bitsy...before & after

Oh my goodness...what have I done to my son? I tried to trim Britton's hair today and it just ended in a disaster! So, I decided to buzz his hair and this is is the result:



 honest, what do you think? On the bright side, maybe now people will stop thinking he is a girl!!