Whew...what a few days. I know everyone has their own issues, their own problems, their own circumstances they are going through (good & bad) - here are some of ours lately.
Super-cool! We have a Momma & Daddy duck who visit us daily. We try to watch for them and bring them a quick snack when possible. The first day, another "daddy" duck tried to make a move on the Momma - but the *real* Daddy wouldn't hear of it. He was very protective. He is an awesome Daddy duck. He lets the Momma eat almost all of the food we throw their way. He quacks quietly the whole time we are there, just to remind us who is boss, I think. He follows the Momma around, on the lookout for any problems, any danger, keeping her safe.
Not to mention how cool this is for my kiddos. It's a homeschool advantage for sure. Each day we talk a bit more about ducks, about the differences in their appearances, why the daddy is protecting the momma, etc. It gives me an opportunity to look up info on ducks to share with my babies. We have even talked about marriage, and the commitment found in that sacred institution, how important families are. How cool!!
We did have a late night trip to the emergency room. A few nights back, Tali showed up in our bed, breathing VERY hard, very labored, with a high temp. After keeping an eye on her for awhile, after watching her choke and spit up the medicine I tried to give her - I decided it was time to go. We got there about 4am - and we were leaving by 7am. Not bad, actually. They almost admitted my little baby - she had the beginnings of pnuemonia (sp?) and full-blown bronchitis. Yuck! A few breathing treatments, a steroid oral med and a chest x-ray later - she was sounding good enough to go home. While she is still obviously sick, she tries to keep up with her brother and sister as she runs around playing with them. Do you know how difficult it is to keep an almost 2 year old down?!?! Darn near impossible!!
We had a great visit with my parents this past weekend. The weather was just gorgeous! The kids got to see one of the local floating museums: The Huron - a lightship on the great lakes. Very cool - does this kind of stuff count as field trips? Even when it's so much fun?! Even when you're lucky enough to go with your Papa?? Awesome!
We walked along the boardwalk on the St. Claire River (between the US and Cananda) and watched the ships going through the channel. We also went to a local beach on Lake Huron and *some* of us even dipped our toes in the water! It all looks so clean and beautiful. I was even able to nurse my baby right there on Lake Huron - it is really beautiful here! Thank you Lord for allowing us to live here!
There was also the Pinewood Derby, a fun park trip, and just time spent with the grandparents!
I just love pics of me and my babies - usually I'm the one behind the camera, so it's nice to have someone else take the pics once in a while!
And look at my big boy! Elijah Rock is getting chubby, eh?! (hey, did you catch that Canadian-speak coming out of me?? I've only lived here a few months!!) Here is my little man with his Mema.
Ok, I guess that's enough pics, huh? Of course, our life isn't ALL good, right? My toilet handle is busted, my disposal quit working, a tree fell in our back yard during a wind storm (but it didn't hit the house - PTL!), the hospital visit/meds cost us a lot of money (I really dislike money) and some other stuff I can't mention yet. I just have to keep trusting in the Lord. He has given us so many blessings - and I know He will be with us through all the hardships as well. My nature wants to worry, but I refuse!!
Last thing - I did manage to make it to our local fabric store that was closing. I got enough material to make at least 4-5 skirts for only $7. Cool! Now I just need to either find some fun skirt patterns or just take the plunge and make them on my own. I'll share pics just as soon as I can!
Luv to all
~Lovin' it here in Michigan~