For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Playground Fun and Kite Flying

Our weekend started off a little differently because we had a field trip to Birmingham Friday.  We didn't get back to the school until 5:15.  Thankfully, Beverly picked the kids up from Peggy's.  I went and got them and headed home.  Sean got home about the same time, and we got take out for supper.  We were both too tired to do a thing.  I was hoping that everyone would sleep in Saturday, but they were up bright and early. Thomas woke up at 5:45, and the others follwed shortly after.  We didn't do much Saturday, but we did make it to the grocery store and took the kids to the playground at school.  They had a blast, and they got so dirty.  We grilled hamburgers for supper and had early bedtimes.  Today, we did our usual church, lunch, nap routine.  The boys have been begging to fly their kites, so Sean got them out and they had so much fun flying them. It was a great weekend with my boys.   

Thomas did this all by himself.  He was so proud.

 Sam spilled something on the floor that he wasn't supposed to bring in the den, and Sean made him vacuum it up.

Luke picked out his outfit and socks Satuday.  Can you tell?

Thomas decided to ride his toy dog.

Our neighbor gave the boys airplanes, and they had fun flying them.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter and Strep

I got a text from Peggy around 12:00 Wednesday that Thomas woke up with 103 fever.  We left Pam's office at 2:00 with a diagnosis of strep, and he was pitiful.  I picked up the other two boys and headed home. Strep did a number on my baby.  He laid on me for two days, and his fever didn't get back to normal until Saturday.  Thursday night was the worst.  His fever got up to 104.7, and it scared me to death.  I had him in the sink for the longest time, and his fever only got down to 102.5 through the night.  He ran around 100 all day Friday, and then Saturday was back to his normal self.  So far, the other two haven't gotten it.  It's a miracle.  We still enjoyed the weekend in spite of the sickness.  I got lots of snuggles.  It forced me to slow down.  Sean didn't think he would get Friday off, but he did.  He took Sam and Luke fishing, and they had a blast.  They caught 10 fish (2 bass and 8 brim).  It's all Luke talked about when they got home.  He was so excited.  The rest of the weekend, we played outside and took lots of walks.  Today, we went to church, came home for lunch and naps, played outside, and then had supper with Nana and Frank.  They gave the boys Easter baskets, which they loved.  We ended the day thanking God for sending his son and raising him from the dead.  Sam paper-mached a tomb in church this morning, and he told Luke all about Jesus in the tomb.  From the mouths of babes!

Saturday morning, we dyed eggs for the first time.  I refused to buy white eggs when our chickens give us good eggs every day.  I took the lightest eggs we had, and we gave it a try.  They turned out really pretty.

Thomas has started climbing on everything!!  

 Thomas fell asleep at the table.  He actually left food, which was a first.  He was so sick!

 Luke loves to play "This little piggie" with us.  It's so cute.
 Thomas started feeling much better Saturday.  He ate all of his food and then some of Sam's.  He put it on his head.

We were outside Saturday and Sam was still napping.  We kept hearing something, and we realized it was Sam knocking on his window.

Sean tilled the garden this weekend, and Luke helped him.  He actually kept it going in a straight line.

Sam helped Sean plant tomatoes and eggplant tonight.  I can't wait to get some fresh vegetables!