Tuesday, November 25, 2008

House update

Thanks Paul for being a trooper and cutting all the tiles. I'd recommend you and Brent to anyone that is looking for tile layers. Though, I know they couldn't pay you guys enough to want to do it again. LOL

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Emma thought we needed some excitement!

On Saturday as we were starting to get ready to go to Mass, Emma thought she'd make it a little exciting. (You know, since it's been so boring around here lately.) She found a little pocket knife in a desk, and opened it up to check it out. Normally she doesn't even touch sharp knives. She asks for help when something needs cutting. Well, when she went to shut it she sliced her thumb open. It was cut from the tip down all the way through her finger nail. I think she screamed for 1.5 minutes at the top of her lungs with out taking a breath. Since Brent was working on our floor, Grandma and Grandpa ran her to the ER. She had to wait.... so Grandma stayed with her and the rest of us went off to church. (BTW, on our way to church, Joseph suggested we pray for Emma, so we did. My kids may not always show it, but they really do care for each other.) She was still crying when they got to the ER, and some kind young lady that has a little girl of her own brought over a packet of fruit snacks for Emma and magically she stopped crying. She had to wait almost 3 1/2 hours before she got to see a doctor. When the doc finally saw her he brought in 2 ambulance guy to help hold her down while he gave her a numbing shot and stitch her up. My big brave Emma didn't even need those guys to hold her. She handed over her thumb and he did his job and she didn't even cry. The doctor was very surprised and impressed. After he numbed it he had to check if it was cut all the way through. Sure enough it was. So she got a stitch on the skin side and one through the nail. She will have to go back there a week from Thursday to get the stitches out. She's been a big girl about it. We are supposed to keep the bandages changed daily.   Now for the ishy pictures....

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

CSI: Science Museum

Alex and Grandpa were treated to a trip to St. Paul IMG_4994(for their birthdays) to see the Art Car Show. Well, really that was just the bonus, and it was only one car.
The real attraction was the CSI: The Experience exhibit at the Science Museum. We found IMG_4988human remains in the desert and had to figure out who it was and how they died. It was pretty interesting learning about the forensic science and technology they use now to solve crimes.
  Alex and Brent....
 IMG_4991and Grandpa and Joseph using the computers to put pieces of the puzzle together. IMG_4992 IMG_4993 Here Brent is studying the chemical make up of several different types of beer to determine which is the best one to drink.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My choir boys

Alex and Joseph had their first choir concert last night. Brent and Emma went, I stayed home with the rest of the kids. Brent said they did very well. After each grade did their own songs they did one song at the end all together.

Both boys are really enjoying the choir and both plan on continuing to be in it as long as they are in school.

And... since we are still homeless and living out of boxes, I could not find our video camera. So, we had to use Grandmas digital camera to take some lesser quality video. Brent was able to get one song of each grade alone, then the one they did together at the end.    Just so you know, if you hear any kids singing out of tune... it could not possibly be either of mine.  :)

Here is Joseph's class.... He is the handsome on the left with the red and gray striped shirt.

Alex's class.... He's the handsome one in the middle with the dark shirt with the light stripe across it.


And the combined choirs.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Overnight Surprise


It's not supposed to snow yet. We don't have our driveway poured. Hopefully the sun will pop out to melt it all away today.IMG_4984 IMG_4986

Kids were just a wee bit excited this morning, naturally. The snow is perfect for snowballs or for making a snowman. Of course they chose to engage in a little snowball fight before heading off to school. IMG_4987

This is actually the second snowfall. First one, it all melted as it hit the ground.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Tie Breaker

Here it comes....



The tie breaker.....


It was nice of the ultrasound tech to capture the baby as it is looking like an alien.

IMG_4981 Yes, it's true, we are having another child. We are happy and the kids are all happy and excited. We already know how some family members will react to our GOOD news. So, you don't even need to say anything to us unless it's positive. We (Brent and I) were going to just keep the news to ourselves, because we are so tired of the things that we have to hear about how many kids we have. But, we decided I would put it up on here, because it's just too exciting to keep to ourselves. Plus, I know that there are people that read the blog that will be happy for us.

I do have to admit that I did have a selfish moment just after we found out. I took that selfish concern to God at Mass one Sunday and said "WHY??" and I didn't hear any voices or anything but instantly into my head came the answer... "because there are so many that are refusing My precious gifts". Very quickly after that I snapped out of my selfish state.

Anyway.... I had an ultrasound today that put the baby at 14.5 weeks. I did have some bleeding around 8 weeks, but the doc says everything is looking good now. I have also been feeling sick a lot, only throwing up a little though. (my kids might tell a different story, but, a little, a lot, it's all relative) The doc put the due date at May 2nd. But since the last 2 were c-section the doc says this one will be too, so she likes to schedule it about a week before the due date. So that would probably mean we'll have it in April. (and no we did not plan for another one in April, we already know there's like 28 birthdays that month already LOL)

AND... we are on the ball this time and have a name picked out already. I know, I know, shocking! We have decided on the name Sequoia.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Somewhat updated house pictures

This is a shot from the living room looking at the front entry and down the hallway.
This is what our cool spray in foam insulation looks like. Supposed to be very good stuff.

There is sheetrock up now and the guys are taping and mudding right now. I'm still waiting for someone to get me pictures with the sheetrock up. It's really starting to look like a house now. The sheetrock guys will be done on Thursday, then Brent will be starting to put the tile and laminate wood floors in. My brother Paul is going to come this weekend and give Brent a hand with the tiling.
The cement guys were supposed to come back today and get the garage and driveway formed up so they could get it poured. They weren't there this morning, hopefully they were just out voting and showed up late?!?!
I've got most colors, flooring, etc. picked out for the house. It's fun to pick out stuff for a house maybe one room at a time, but to do it for a whole house at once seems to be a bit much. Slowly but surely it's all coming together though.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's update!