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Well Mimi went in for her 2 week recheck after her acute pneumonia and ear infection. She now has 2 ear infections but the good news is her lungs are clear. She began round 4 of antibiotics tonight. My poor girl, I just wish she could feel better. She really doesn’t complain all that much [...]
Kimberly got her first black eye yesterday while jumping in the trampoline with her cousins. She didn’t even cry when she got hurt. We only knew she must have gotten hurt from the black eye.
When Annie and Kimberly were little girls we went to music class each week. When Mimi started having all her trouble with seizures we stop going as much and Annie and Kimberly tired of it as well so we moved on to other activities. When we brought Paul home I asked Mimi if she would [...]
We were looking around at all the cities that were given to us as ideas and we honestly loved every single one of them. I know that over time we will make it out to those cities and I can’t wait to meet you all. Unfortunately we had to make a choice and when we [...]
“Do we have to get shots?” ~ Annie After we told the kids about vacation and flying on an airplane this was Annie’s first response. She knows we had to get shots to go to Ethiopia and I think she is worried that she would have to do it too. When we told her she [...]
“I am so glad you said vacation!!!!” ~ Mimi Yesterday we told the kids that we were taking a vacation to Seattle this spring. They were so excited for their first plane ride. Mimi kept hugging our legs and telling us she was so happy.
I don’t normally do these sorts of things but I thought that today I would play along. My friend Meg tagged me on her blog. I am stealing her title and going to do this just for her. 1. I wanted to be President when I was a little girl. Now I would NEVER do [...]
The first post placement visit was this morning. It went very smoothly. It isn’t hard cto talk about precious Paulie for 30 minutes. The social worker had a million little questions about him and his adjustment. She talked to the other girls a little as well and was happy that his transition is going so [...]
We are just average American’s trying to build a family. We are not saints, nor are we angels, we didn’t do it to save him, we did it for us. We are just ordinary people who wanted a fourth child, period, that is it. We fought long and hard for this family. The road was [...]
I began treatment today to kill off the parasites. Hopefully it works, it should work, but there is always that chance. Because I have had them so long I am not a good candidate for the cryotherapy, it would only cause them to move and I would prefer to not have them pop up somewhere [...]
Over the weekend we went to the zoo with some friends. We don’t normally go out to the Phoenix Zoo because we enjoy the Wildlife World Zoo more, but our friends invited us and they had some free passes. Certainly a deal we couldn’t refuse. It was a nice morning and I am so glad [...]
“I have only ever read about this in medical school.” ~ Dr Coulombe This is not something you want to hear when you are talking about an annoying issue you have had on your left knee since late December. I first went in to see my doctor about my leg in early January. He thought [...]
Paul is officially a walking boy! He spends most of his time upright and on two feet. I got some video of it yesterday and some of him playing peek-a-boo.
Every evening Mimi puts all her dolls back into her doll house. She tucks the family into their beds and tidies up the house. The last step she does is put a monkey at each entrance to the doll house. One night I asked her what they were there for. She replied simply that they [...]
We have decided that this year the summer vacation will not be to yet another amusement park. We would like to take our family a little further than California. The Girls are dying to ride on an airplane and we think it is about time to do that. I know that many of our readers [...]
No, not that PDA. For those of you worried about me after that last entry, I have good news! I have purchased an iPhone 3G. I can hear your sighs of relief from here.
When I first met Paul he had three teeth on top and the one on the bottom, the Lone Ranger. Soon after we returned home he got his fourth tooth on top. Recently I noticed that his gums have white spots on either side of the Lone Ranger and the one on the right is [...]
The hives are gone and I am finally not spending all my time scratching or trying not to scratch myself. I finishing up all the medication that I needed to take and am trying to deal with the side effects. This is no walk in the park and it gives me much insight into how [...]
Tuesday was a very exciting and special day for the school girls. Their preschool class hosted a Dad’s Night Out where each girl brought her father to school for a nice little party. Since there are two of them, they were allowed to bring their grandfather as well. The build-up to the big day was [...]
No we are not planning another trip back so soon, but I am planning to simplify my life a little more. While I was in Ethiopia I was able to think straight, I had so much time to journal and really think about the things I was experiencing. Coming home to the hustle and bustle [...]« Previous Entries