Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown

Andrew just loves his Charlie Brown Tshirt. He cannot figure out why people laugh at him when he is wearing it. His super-short haircut makes it even better.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Redneck Christmuz

This looks stupid, but the kids love it! Don takes his John Deere mower and attaches the kids' new wagon and takes them through the fields in our neighborhood. Maci did not really ride, maybe next time. The kids really enjoyed the Don's reading of the story of Jesus' birth from the Bible as I had a slideshow of pictures I downloaded from the internet of manger scenes, Jesus on the Cross, the wise men, and other Bible story pictures as we hooked the laptop up to the television. They even asked if we could do that again. Then Matthew told Mema and Papa about it and even remembered "Bethlehem". It was very neat to see them so interested, especially about Jesus dying on the cross and Mary getting told about how she would be having a baby. We even put something on Aubrey's head like what Mary may have worn. We sang Happy Birthday to Jesus after we thanked Him for our delicious meal!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Out of the Hospital Just In Time For Christmas!

WOW! What a week it has been. Last week Andrew was diagnosed with R.S.V. It is not much more than a common cold for most folks, but for people who are elderly, have heart or lung problems, infants, and premature babies can go downhill extremely fast as we found out when Maci got it this week. She really scared me, breathing really hard and fast, coughing terribly, vomiting alot and not really responding to much interaction. Andrew did fairly good with it, only one trip to the ER. After three trips to the pediatrician in one day, and two breathing treatments, the doctor admitted her. She was only supposed to be in overnight, but on the second day we could not get her to eat anything. She developed a double ear infection there, but now is almost well. She has to continue with the inhaler, antibiotics, eye drops for pink eye. She was miserable and cranky, but now is back to the happy girl we know. She really loved her nurses and they thought she was so smart trying to talk every time she got mad, she kept screaming, "Ada, Ada" and, "ahny, ahny". She got up on her knees a couple of times trying to rock. She was a real trooper. Matthew, Aubrey, and Andrew came to visit. At one point, I took off her shirt to change it and left it off for a couple of minutes and Matthew noticed her chest (remember she is very chubby) and said, "Mom, Maci can feed you now." Then he got in her face and told her, "Yes, Maci, you can feed Mommy now." So cute. I never laughed so hard, but he did not mean to be funny. We came home on Christmas Eve, in the afternoon. Tomorrow (Christmas Day) we plan to just relax, cook, eat, and tell the Christmas Story to the kids. Hope you all have (had) a great Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Target Practice

Maci is now 4 months old. She is no longer our tiny 6 lb 11 oz cutie, but now 14 lb 13 oz beauty! She is growing perfectly and was such a brave girl for shots. She did not cry until the nurse said with a sad voice, "I know it hurts, huh." That was after two pokes, and then only for a couple of seconds.

Maci did not exactly enjoy our fun with the darts. She will laugh later!

Merry Christmas, everyone!
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Jeremiah 32:17