Thursday, November 29, 2007

The literal child

I was working at Lauren's preschool a couple weeks ago and during outside play time there were quite a few planes overhead. Lauren always says, when you ask her, that they are heading to Mexico. (Wonder where she learned that?) I decided to poll the three kids I was pushing on the swings to see what theories they had. Genna said Buffalo, and I happen to know she had just visited an aunt that lives there. The second little girl couldn't care less and just shrugged her shoulders. The lone little boy gave me a sideways look, as if to say "duh!" and replied, "It's going to the airport."

For Monica (and Aunt Judy)

Not to be outdone by his younger buddy Eliot, here's a picture of Owen using a fork. And I thought only people from the East Coast used forks for pizza!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Way too much food!

We celebrated Thanksgiving today at Noni and Papa's. There were 20 of us, and it was so much fun to all be in the new kitchen together. Below is a picture of the kids with a great grandparent from each side of my family, and the rest of the pictures are here. I hope all of you out there enjoyed a wonderful holiday with all of your own families.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Keep 'em coming

Tommy's parents have set up a blog to keep everyone updated on how he's doing. If you're interested in keeping him in you prayers, I added the link over on the right hand side.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Giving thanks

Let's go with a bulleted list today, shall we?

- I'm thankful the barfing and pooping have ended. (please, please tell me it's over)
- I'm thankful the kids are too little to realize they are supposed to puke in the toilet. (that left just Adam and I fighting over the solitary bathroom)
- I'm thankful for hot water. (not that I've showered in days, just for laundry purposes!)
- I'm thankful that Clorox disinfecting wipes come in a four-pack at Costco.
- I'm thankful for Netflix.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Trading dice for aprons

One Thursday a month my Bunco group gets together. This is where I met Jenny, whose son Tommy I've been telling you about. Last night, instead of playing bunco, we ladies decided to go to one of those dinner prep places and makes a bunch of meals to stick in Jenny's freezer. We had a good time, and it was for a great cause.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Quiet night

I hate to keep bringing sad news to the table here, but it's all I can think about tonight. It has been determined that little Tommy's cancer is very aggressive and is rapidly moving down his spine. In the few days since his brain surgery there is already at least one more tumor growing in his head. Instead of waiting a couple weeks for him to get his strength back they are starting chemo tomorrow. I can't imagine how his parents are feeling at this news. I don't even know what to say - except this:

Hug your babies. Kiss your kids. Enjoy your health. Make the most of every day. Tell your family how much you love and appreciate them. And thank God for everything he has blessed you with.

Monday, November 05, 2007


Where did my Sunday go? How is it Monday already?

I DID remember to change all the clocks!

This 30 posts in a row idea is too much pressure! Actually no, it's not, I just can't remember everything I need to get done. Darn demanding toddlers!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Prayer request

Okay, I know, I missed yesterday already - only the second day in! But forget that for now, I have a favor to ask of you.

A girlfriend of mine took her 7 month old little boy, Tommy, in to the doctor a few days ago and was told he was dehydrated. In the process of running tests they discovered he had a brain tumor and he went in yesterday for surgery. He came through the surgery fine but the cancer has spread to his brain and is traveling down his spine. They are going to start chemo in a few weeks when he has his strength back up from the surgery.

She was just telling me a couple weeks ago that her husband had a brain tumor as a young boy and that he also went through chemo. Their two children are a miracle because the doctor told her husband's mother that because of the chemo he would be sterile. This is the second set of father/son brain tumor incidences that my family has know.

Earlier this year another friend of mine lost his three year old daughter Mila to an inoperable brain tumor. These childhood cancers are so scary. Please please please keep little Tommy and his family in your prayers.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

A little hasty

I went to the grocery store yesterday morning around 9:30 and they had already removed the Halloween display and were in the process of putting up the Christmas display. They didn't even wait for the day to be over before moving on to the next holiday.

Although maybe I shouldn't judge - as soon as the kids were in bed last night I started gathering up all of our own Halloween decorations!


That stands for National Blog Posting Month. I'm up for the challenge to do a post a day for 30 days. Wish me luck!

As of 1 October 2007