Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Oh, Tamene and Geta went to the fire station today to see Grandpa. Geta loved it, but Tamene wasn't quite sure what to think. Didn't love the lights so Grandpa and Grandma wisely skipped the sirens. He had fun, but not quite ready to take the big rig out yet.
Oh, and tomorrow, Tamene turns two. Man, last year my youngest was 6, and now I have a two year old. But am loving it.
I have another thing to story to tell you, but it needs a picture so maybe tomorrow. But don't get too excited, it can't compare with my last one. Later, Mike
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Okay, so I have been meaning to post this for a while now because in my book, it is too good not to share. Don’t tell Kristen as I am not sure she would love me sharing (let’s hope she doesn’t read our blog).
Anyway, during our outings, when we are loading up in the car, we have now taken to roll call to be sure we have everyone. It actually makes for some fun. Do we need to do this? Well, read on.
So, we are at church on Saturday and we have to leave relatively soon after Mass as Kristen and I have plans (gotta like that). We, of course, stay after Mass for our typical 10-15 minutes after it ends, so we are rushing out of church. We are all walking and Geta is holding the door for me. I see all the kids but Josh, and Geta says “where’s Joshua?” I said he is ahead of us and around the corner as I thought he was, and I yell to Patrick, “Do you see Josh?” I know, nice use of quotes. You feel like you are there with me, don’t you? I, of course, get caught up in something else and never listen for Patrick’s response.
Flash ahead. I like that segway too. We are now home and I am throwing together some leftovers for dinner as we have maybe 15 minutes to get out the door and I want to have all the kids fed. I am now 5 minutes in (the anticipation builds) and the phone rings. It is Fr. Nate. “Mike, are you missing something?” It comes to me. He says, “Joshua is here with me.” I, of course, being quick witted as always, say “Can we pick him up after 10am Mass tomorrow?”
Geta tells Mommy she was trying to tell us. Maybe we missed that one.
I find comfort in the knowledge that everyone leaves one of their kids now and then, right. Isn’t that what happens on Kate plus Eight. I have never watched but I assume so. And next week, Kate plus seven. Nice tag line, who wouldn’t watch.
Don’t worry Josh is home and well and we now know how very important roll call is. I am off to count the kids. Later. Mike
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
On Wednesday, Geta had to make another trip to the dentist to have her bottom 2 one-year molars pulled. Unfortunately, they were too decayed to save, but we are thankful they were just baby teeth. She did not like the feeling of Novocain AT ALL. Since Daddy took her to the dentist, Mommy was once again the favorite and she didn't have many kind words for daddy! And then, daddy forgot to email the tooth fairy, so he was in the dog house the next day too!
We have confirmed that Geta is definitely older than expected. Her bone scan estimate her between 6 and 6yrs 10 months. So we are calling her 6 yrs 4 months and making her birthday December 8, 2002.
We are working with Tamene again on the Poe-Poe (toilet). He is successful a couple of times a day, but all because of schedule and not at all because he has a clue what to do. But he gets so excited when his chair starts singing to him! He hasn't quite figure out how that works.
Oh... and did I mention that Mike tried to cut Tamene's hair. I know this is where I should insert a picture, but I was too mad to take one! Let's just say, he will NEVER attempt this again if he values his life!
All the kids are sleeping (except Courtney who is at a retreat), so I am signing off to enjoy some quiet time and possibly get some reading done!