Thursday, July 30, 2009
I went to visit Noah in the PICU yesterday afternoon. When I buzzed in, I was told that they were performing a procedure on him and that I couldn't go in.
Less than half an hour later I received an email letting me know that he had died.
Noah was such a precious little boy. He brought God's light to everyone who knew him, his family, and his story.
His parents are not only warriors who fought for everything that was best for him, but his mother also has a sweet, sensitive spirit that allowed her to be everything he needed.
My heart is consumed.
You are loved. We praise the Lord for the time we got to spend with you; to be blessed by you.
To read more of Noah's story, please go here.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
and finally....some pictures from our camping weekend at Hecla!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
started pirate camp yesterday. They had a ton of fun! (see previous post for cute parrot story)
My mother feeding dekkie tea...well she started it...now he's feeding himself.
It was great seeing everyone, though I must admit I was a bit preoccupied as Justin is currently sitting in an emerg waiting room, waiting to find out for sure if he has a collapsed lung. (Our doc suspects, and wants him to go for an immediate x-ray, but he has to wait in emerg to get it)
Today's challenge : pray for someone you love.
Tomorrow's goal: clean basement before camp.
Thanks for stopping by...
Monday, July 13, 2009
It's been a busy day today, and as I left my camera at Shannon's, I can't show you what I've been up to!
First day of camp for Khai this afternoon, he LOVES it. He's in Treasure Island camp (or as he calls it...pirate camp) and today they made a parrot.
I will post a picture tomorrow, but it says at the top "Khai's Parrot". They each had to pick a name for their parrots. Beside the colored parrot (which I might add he did very nicely) it says,
"Hello, my name is Brett".
I laughed VERY hard.
Today's challenge was to write in your journal about what inspires you.
I will update for the last week tomorrow if I have time...my grandma is in from out of town, so I'll have to try and fit blogging in at some point!
Have a great night everyone!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
It wasn't awful, but let's just say I'm glad to be home.
I'm also exhausted. We got back at 3:30 and I'm on my 4th load of laundry.
So, I will blog tomorrow night!
Sweet dreams all,
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Looking forward to today. We're having a friend over for Khai to play with, and his mom and I are great friends too, so it will be nice! I'm just hoping that it's warmer out there than it looks!
I may be back later with some photos, but we have to finish packing for camping, so it may not happen until tomorrow!
Have a great day!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Went this morning to get Dekkie's glasses. Went to Clinic Optical... and it was SUCH a great experience! They had just the one pair of frames that would fit Declan (but very few places have small glasses...they usually have to special order them when they're this tiny!) and these are them!
The picture is not the greatest, but he didn't keep them on long enough for me to get a better one....
Sunday, July 5, 2009
It was the day of 'k's' today! Kelsey, Kyle and Khai are the only ones who were here to make the stamps...Justin was working and Brett didn't come over. Kyle had a good time, and I was TOTALLY impressed at how his stamp turned out. It was great. Kels wasn't feeling well, so she didn't finish hers...she'll do it when I show Justin, Magda and Brett how to make theirs.
Khai did ALL of his by himself...
Here's how my stamp looks on paper!
thanks for stopping by!!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Khai and Brett both decided to do stars instead of flowers...and why not? they have points which they can write their attributes in, and it's more "boyish" than a flower. In any case, they preferred the star, and as it is their book, I saw no reason to argue!!
Brett stitched his own,
and I stitched Khai's for him.
They both need to do the writing (well, Khai will write his name, and I will do the rest) and come up with their 5 words.
I also need to make one for Declan...
And, here's mine.
I did a flower. I embroidered everything (words included) and then machine stitched it onto a page from an old book (incidentally, the book was called Late Bloomer by Fern Michaels....I thought the name was kind of funny given the flower :) ). I then used Heidi Swapp's Bark Acrylic Paint to dry brush the outside edges. Then I wrote in pink " i am. i do. i have. i love." in the top right hand corner, and the date in the bottom left.
So. That's that!!
night all...i'm off to sleep.
Tell me, does "letting it all go" mean to stop caring? Because I'm not quite sure how to separate the two....and, if I stop caring...then what is the point??
ANYWAY...enough of that!
Today's "challenge" to my kids, was to simply write down in their journals the thing (or things) that make their hearts race. The things they get either excited about or scared by. Anything that makes their heart leap into their throats or beat wildly.
The things that make my heart race are/were:
my first kiss with Helmut
planning Helmut and my wedding
seeing Brett skateboard (he's so good, but it makes me nervous watching :) )
when I'm about to say something that I know I have to say, but don't really want to
watching Khai's piano recital
seeing Justin get honour roll (and graduate)
when Kelsey confides in me
that first moment when I knew I was in love with Helmut (but I didn't tell him because I didn't want to say I love you first), and being scared he didn't feel the same way (my heart beat fast for DAYS until he finally said it)
seeing Declan do something or discover something for the first time.
I will post pictures of completed pages later tonight!
I'm off to get Declan into bed. Khai has a very high fever and isn't feeling well, so I'll snuggle with him until bedtime, and then Helmut and I need to eat dinner too (we fed the kids already Mum...and yes, they had protein) ;P
I'll be back later!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The point of this year's journal is for them to learn something about themselves, and the world around them!!
I have to admit, I think Kyle's is my fave. He's Kelsey's boyfriend, and he did the craft ONLY because he knows how much Kelsey loves crafts. Can you tell which one is his?? (here's a hint...he called it "Kyle's fun book of Frustration" ) LOL.
As today is July 2nd, I'll be posting 2 challenges for today.
Challenge #1....take (or have someone else take) a picture of you. Print it, date it and put it on the first page of your journal.
Challenge #2...write down your height, weight, hair color (dyed or not), eye color, shoe size, clothing size etc. Basically, describe your PHYSICAL attributes. As much physical info about yourself that you can come up with. Get your brothers and sisters, mum and dad to help you.
Well...I'm off to teach the kids how to make a gym bag!!
I'll post pictures later tonight if I have time, or tomorrow when I post the next challenge!