Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009


My nephew, Asher, has been in the hospital for most of the last week. He has had MAJOR skin rashes all over for the last 5-6 months, and now since September has been losing weight. Here are a couple pictures and some information from my brother's blog about Asher's release yesterday:

"Hey, guess what. Asher's back home! He was hospitalized for Failure to Thrive on Wednesday. He was losing weight and of course his eczema was driving him crazy. The doctors did well. They think he has trouble digesting milk protein and thus was losing weight and it also contributed to his skin issues. So they have him eating a special formula and it's working well. He gained about a pound and a half in the hospital and his skin is looking so much better."

Asher playing.

Asher sleeping or praying...but the rash on his body is WAY better than it's been in a LONG time!!! Thankfully, he's home now and we get to see them this weekend!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

For the Grandparents...

Many of you know Sarah and what a SUPER kid-watcher she is. For our family far and near though, here's her post about how Ollie and Lily stay entertained at her house. (They spend Wednesday mornings there each week while I teach!)

By the way Sarah--we LOVE how well they do there! Thanks so much for offering to watch them this year!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


We have some singing videos to share. The first is of Lily. Sorry it's sideways! Whenever we talk about singing, she starts. This is a short version of what she does. And when we sing a song--she does this with us! It's so funny.

The next video is of Ollie during his Christmas program last Sunday. It was so cute. He didn't do much--but what a darling sheep he was!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Need an Addiction?

Allow me to recommend my newest series of books!
Thanks to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roanna, I am now fully immersed in the life of a farming family from Oregon.
These books (3 in all) are written by a mom of 6 and are fun, short stories about her children and her life on a farm.
They are so easy to read, one short story at a time, or for hours on end.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Words of Wisdom from Ollie

Wow. Am I in a blogging funk. I really have no desire to blog....but I'm getting tired of seeing that last post that I put up 3 weeks ago...there's been much going on...but not enough time to really sit down and post.

So I'll share a few tidbits of random advice and quotes from Ollie.

*The other day, I put on a pink necklace, and Ollie said, "Wow mom, you look like a princess!"

*His new comment is "Sure enough!" As in, "Ollie, did you sleep well last night?" "Yep, sure enough!"

*He also likes to use the phrase "at one point" as in, "Mom, I saw that in my room at one point".

*He loves to share what he did all day when Joel comes home. It usually sounds like this:
"Dad, today I fertilized, I mowed, I climbed up the dam, I worked in the shop, and, ummm, I rode the polaris (pronounced 'baplaris')". Such a busy boy.

*He often comments on my suggestions with "Oh, that's a good idea" or "here mom, you should try this".

*The other night, I was explaining to his babysitter how the evening would go. I told him, "Ollie, if Emily has questions--you can help her, right?" He responded, "Yep. I'll do that exactly!"

Such a funny boy. I'm trying to write these things down in a family journal I've started--although I can't seem to find time to write as often as I'd like. But I'm trying. Some is better than none, right??