Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Week Two of Spring Break

Here is a picture of Jeff and the two little girls in his life.

We are all glad to have an extra week of Spring break! Luke, AJ and Victoria got to spend the night last night at my parents' house. Of course they love that! The weather has been nice - chilly, but very sunny, so I'm sure they've been outside most of the time.

Lily is now sitting up all by herself (and very happy about that!) We're working very hard to get her eating cereal and baby food. She does NOT want to make the transition from her main food being formula to baby food. The doctor said that she needs to have made that transition by the time she's 8 months old which is not very far away. Today she ate her cereal really well for the very first time! YEA! She shook her head no very emphatically when she didn't want anymore, which was just hilarious!

Luke has enjoyed watching some of the Hardy boys movies we borrrowed from the library. He is a voracious reader, especially of the Hardy boys books, so he thought it was neat that they'd made movies of some of the stories. They are SO old, though. I think they were made in 1978!!

As you saw in my last post, AJ had two teeth pulled the very first day of spring break. His gums have healed nicely and the blister that had popped out on his gums is all gone. Just amazing! It hasn't slowed him down at all. He had the flu last week. He sleeps on the top bunk and Luke is on the bottom. Well on Saturday night, he was too lazy to get out of bed, so he just leaned over and threw up over the side of his bed on the floor. Luke just barely missed getting thrown up on! So AJ and I had a big mess to clean up.

Lily was the first one to be sick. She got sick during the day on Friday but was better by Friday night. Then AJ and Victoria were sick all night long on Saturday. Jeff, Luke and I seem to have been spared - thankfully!

Victoria is such a sweetie! When we told her a few weeks back that we were going to the Missions Conference in WV, she asked me why. I said because they asked us to come. She asked me why we were going to a missions conference. So I told her that we are missionaries. She got all excited and clapped her hands and said, "Oh, I'm SO glad....I've always wanted to be a missionary!" It was priceless. She's our little princess and is so very helpful with Lily. She is always entertaining her and keeping Lily happy.

I am so thankful for the wonderful children with whom God has entrusted Jeff and me. Speaking of Jeff, he spent a couple of hours last night cleaning all the cupboards in our bathroom and sorting everything. We got a new shower curtain and it looks SO different and I love it. I worked on sorting the kitchen cupboards this morning and then when he came home from lunch Jeff helped me for another couple of hours. He had errands to run, but he took that time for me and I really appreciate it. I've got a huge pile for Goodwill and probably 6-7 white kitchen garbage bags full of garbage that we're getting rid of. I guess we're Spring Cleaning!

Well, I hear Lily - up from her nap! Gotta go.......


  1. I love that "I always wanted to be a missionary" comment. That is just too precious!

  2. That was so sweet what Victoria said. I love that! And spring cleaning? I'm so in the middle of that right now. I'm not sure how much is spring cleaning, how much is baby nesting, and how much is my-mother-in-law-is-coming-to-visit-in-a-while!!!! :)