Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!

We have been having a great October.  The kids and I have done some fun halloween crafts and we've attended some fun events.  We've hit the pumpkin patch and a harvest festival at a local church.  The kids have been loving the extra activities.  Last night we carved our pumpkin and tonight we watched Curious George:  A Halloween Boo Fest.  They can't wait until tomorrow. 

We checked out a book from our church library, The Pumpkin Gospel.  It relates carving a pumpkin to our salvation with Jesus.  Our sin is the ooey gooey stuff inside that needs to get scooped out.  Then God's light can shine out through your pumpkin.  We read it a few weeks ago and the kids really enjoyed it...when we were carving our pumpkin they got excited and said, "this is just like the pumpkin gospel!"  I love when they make connections like that. 

Mia is still having her seizures.  We've increased her medicine again and we have one more increase that we can do.  If not, her neurologist wants to add in a third medicine.  We hope and pray that this is enough and her seizures stop.  Thank you for always praying with us!

Here are some pics of the kiddos. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

And the cake...

This year Mia wanted a Komodo cake.  Komodo is a character from the cartoon Animal Mechanicals.  He is a mechanical dragon.  She loves that show because there are 5 characters and she has named each one of her family members after them.  She, of course, is Komodo.  I am Unicorn, Daddy is Rex, Calvin is Sasquatch and Asher is Mouse. 

Usually when one of them gets an idea for a cake, I immediately pinterest it to get creative "easy" ideas.  I am not the Cake Boss.  But, I do have a lot of fun creating the best possible cake I can do for them.  And they are super easy to please, so that makes my job easier.  When I searched for Komodo cakes, there were none.  That made my job a bit more difficult.  Here are the characters from the show, Komodo is the red one:

Now, there was no way that I was going to make a full size Komodo.  After thinking about it for awhile, I thought that maybe I could recreate the head of Komodo.  What sealed the deal was when I was shopping at Hobby Lobby and I found a mold to make eyeglasses from those candy melts, I immediately thought that would be perfect on this cake.  And I made a bunch more for the kids for their party favors.  Here is what our cake looked like:

The kids had fun, we played lots of pumpkin games...pumpkin bowling, pumpkin races...and they got to make candy apples.  It was a fun party!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday Mia!

Sweet Pea...or should we call you Komodo,

Happy Birthday!  It's hard to believe it has already been 8 years since you let out your first cries!  Where has time gone?  You are an adorable 8 year old, full of life, ready to conquer anything.

We love your imagination.  Your name and person changes daily.  Some days you are a red dragon with blue glasses (Komodo), other days you are a blue dog named Chase.  Some days you are a pirate cat that lives in the ocean named Kwasii.  Some days it is just hard to keep track.

This year you are in second grade and doing so well.  You love to read and learn.  This year we have started Spanish because you can't get enough of it.  When asked how old you are going to be on your birthday, you usually always respond, "ocho".  It makes us smile.

You are growing taller and getting bigger.  This year you gained another 2 inches.  We do just a few therapies with you now, what a change from a few years ago.  You still ride horses at MARE and you love that.

This year our prayer is for your seizures to stop.  We know that God can do this in an instant, if He chooses, but right now, we don't understand why, but He isn't choosing that.  We are going to trust Him for his timing.  But we want that more than anything.  You've had some pretty bad falls because of them and we'd like that to never happen again.  You are a brave girl though and keep fighting daily through them.

We love you so much sweet baby girl.  We are so grateful that God has entrusted us with you.

Love you to the moon and back,
Mama and Daddy and brothers

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Who Wore It Better?

Nana saved some clothes of Brad's when he was little.  I got Calvin to try it on for fun the other night.  Now we have to ask, who wore it better?  (The picture of Mia is a few years ago when she put it on and of course, Asher had to participate...he actually liked wearing the was painful for Calvin because it has buttons.)