Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chloe is Nine Months!

Time keeps on a rollin' faster and faster!  Chloe is nine months old today.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday Baking

8 loaves, 12 clover rolls, 24 buns and 2 pizza crusts.  Ahhhhh!  As I am typing there are only 3 clover rolls left and the pizza crusts will be consumed within the hour.  We are so dependent upon food.  If only I would be as dependent upon the Lord!

Neighbors Visit

Some friends came to see the baby chicks


Conner, Abi and Sienna

Monday, February 16, 2009

Baby Chicks

 Our Day old chicks were supposed to arrive today.   The Cedar Rapids Post Office called yesterday to say they had a box of chicks with our name on it.  Cedar Rapids!  I was expecting them here in Dubuque tomorrow or Tuesday.  As providence would have it Drew was just getting ready to leave his parents house after a visit.  (His mom is still in A LOT of pain).  The kids are really enjoying picking out and naming which chicks they plan to keep as pets.  Drew even selected his favorite.

Math Sheets

I found a great math sheet generator!  I have used it for several years and just used it again this morning as we shifted from addition drills to multiplication drills.  Mary and Cob have gone through the fact cards but have never done the drill part.  I found out the 8 facts were missing from out fact card stack.  Whoops :-)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Prayer Update

Drew's mom's surgery went well.  She is recovering as can be expected and will be heading home tonight.  She was in good spirits when Drew's cousin Fred called her this afternoon.

Five Teeth

Chloe's fifth tooth broke through on Feb 9th.  I finally got a picture showing them today.  You can see four clearly.  The fifth is her front right.  She is getting them in  a funny order.  I am thankful since that fifth tooth came through she's had three nights with a seven hour sleep/nurse/two hour sleep pattern!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Prayer Update

Thank you for praying for the Marys!

1) I spoke with Mary Beth Sunday and she seems to be doing well.  She has on her new cast and is getting around with crutches.  Ice poses a danger on those so please pray for her as she maneuvers about.  She also has a long road ahead with physical therapy but the doctor was very pleased with her progress.

2)  My neighbor Mary cracked another rib!  Please continue to pray for her.  She is on her feet reading meters all day and the healing will take time.  We are excited as she plans to come to Bible study with us this Thursday.

3)  Drew's Mom is scheduled for surgery at 11:00 AM.  She will be having two cysts removed.  Please pray for her recovery as she is super depressed, wondering if she will ever feel well again.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Paper Airplane

Baruch loves things that fly. We had such a nice day yesterday. Drew took M.E., Cob, Abi and Abram with him on some errands. Chloe slept and Baruch and I talked. Oh man can that kid talk. He is a thinker, wondering how the wings on planes work, why a plane can't hover, why a helicopter can. . . So this mornig he and I found this wonderful site on making paper airplanes. He chose The Champ first and The Custom next.  The Champ flies the best!  The Spinster even satisfied Baruch's desire to make a paper helicopter.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Chloe Stands Alone

Chloe started letting go of what she pulled up on and . . . 

stands alone!

for half a minute then crawls agian.

Sunday, February 01, 2009


Chloe, Anna and Mary

Paul and Michelle have the cutest daughter.  Drew took two pictures of her but they didn't do her justice so I am not posting them.

Baruch was so excited about his Birthday last night he couldn't fall asleep.  He kept saying he felt all wiggly.  We went to church this morning, then had a quick lunch and headed upstairs for naps.  Baruch felt wiggly at nap time too!  He did fall asleep and slept an hour but was still vry tired for his festivities.  I really enjoyed having friends and family here to help celebrate.They arrived just before Baruch woke up.  Baruch requested pumpkin pie so we all enjoyed that.  Then he opened his gifts.  And so the big Birthday came and went.

Happy Birthday Baruch

Is it possible that it was 5 years ago I was heading to Lancaster WI to have a baby, wondering if the child would be a boy or girl?  Wow, time just keeps right on movin'.  Happy Big Five Baruch!

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