Thursday, June 28, 2012


Mia and Calvin have been having so much fun at VBS this week.  Every day we talk about going to VBS and she gets so excited.  Her teacher is so much fun and he just has such a heart for kids, it's a great fit for her.  They've been learning a new Bible verse each day, there's fun songs and crafts...yummy snacks, what's not to like!

Calvin has also been having fun.  I've been in the nursery with him and there are 3 other kids his age that he gets to interact and play with.  That's been really neat for him.  And of course having his Mama in there makes it so much easier.  It gives me some flexibility to go change Mia's diaper when necessary and it gives Calvin a good experience with other kids his age.

Saturday we leave on vacation...we are going to Montana and North Dakota for a couple weeks.  I will try to post if I can, but we'll see how that goes. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Another Week

We've had a really busy week. This past Tuesday was Mia's last day at MARE until the fall. We take a break in the summer when it is really hot. She didn't really understand it was her last day, so maybe that's even better.

Mia got weighed this week and she is almost 30 pounds! Praise God, that is so huge for us. Our gain is slow, but it keeps going up in the right direction, so we are thankful. Calvin also weighed in at almost 25 pounds...he's catching up to his sister, but his weight gain has slowed dramatically, so I imagine it might take him a good year to catch up to her.

On Tuesday I got to see our baby's heartbeat. Because we are doing some early prenatal testing since Mia was born with so many complications, they needed to be accurate about the baby's age, so I got a tiny ultrasound done. The baby is measuring exactly where the baby should be, 7 weeks and a few days...but it was just so amazing to see the heart beating and to realize that there really is a life inside of you. The tech called it a gummy bear, so we might adopt that name for awhile.

We covet your prayers for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Overall I'm feeling fine, just a bit nauseous and extremely tired, but to be expected in the first trimester. We trust that God is knitting this baby together exactly as He pleases and we are so grateful for this little baby.

This coming week we have VBS at church. This will be Mia's first time at VBS. I'm super excited for her and hope that she has a great time.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


This past weekend the kids and Brad planted a little garden. We know it's kind of late in the game, but we are excited to see if anything will grow. This is our first official garden. The kids enjoyed digging and planting seeds, although I'm not sure how much help they really were. :) I found Mia reading to Calvin the other day. It was very sweet, he was listening so intently as she read the Mittens story to him. She is a really good reader, so this was fun to watch.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Birthday Fun

This weekend we celebrated Mia's cousin Joy's 4th birthday.  It was a fun Curious George party and even the Man with the Yellow Hat showed up.  There was much fun by all, water play, searching for monkeys, and great food.  Here are a few photos from the day.