Back before this blog began, I had been sending emails to our families in the east. These emails contained updates of the happenings of our life here in Idaho. The blog replaced that, but it has lost some of its “generality” and now you probably know more details about us than you ever wished to know!
Since facebook is where we share the day-to-day tidbits of our lives, this post will be for those of you who don’t use facebook. Mainly grandpas and grandmas, uncles and aunts who like to see how the little ones are growing – not to mention the pregnant mama!
The main thing you all need to know is that Logan started kindergarten! If it were possible, I think he felt as though he grew 3 feet overnight. He reminds me so much of myself at six years old with all my pleadings to enter kindergarten. In some ways, it feels like I’ve stepped back in time 28 years.
Having only one child left at home for three days of the week are going to take some getting used to. The first day, Wyatt took a 3-hour nap and the deathly quiet descended on my house. Finally about 2 hours into it, I desperately called Lowell’s cell. All I needed was to hear somebody’s voice – the quiet was about to drive me crazy!
Lowell is going to be heading back into surgery next week. All those screws and plates that they put in his elbow will be removed. Thursday is his scheduled date for surgery and I don’t think he’s exactly looking forward to it! They told him he can’t have anything to eat or drink after midnight before his surgery Thursday at 1:30pm.
He’s been training me on his postal route and I might have to help out during his recovery period. It’s been going good, although there have been several mistakes. Dropping two trays of sorted mail in the middle of the post office is one I could have done without.
The children are all finally well!! It’s been a long, hard winter with so much sickness that I finally gave up trying to decide what flu we were currently on, who had already been infected, and which child needed Tylenol at what hour. Sometimes ignorance is bliss! And sometimes ignorance gets one child’s meds skipped and another overdosed . . .
|Man without a boot.|
|Can you tell we’re longing for summer?|
|Dimples and Sunshine!|
The snow around our house varies in depth – anywhere from 5-10 inches, depending where you’re standing. However, we live on the side of a mountain, so most of our property is sloped. And you can almost see the snow sliding down towards the ditch. Which means there are a few bare spots!!
Some sunny day may find me lounging in one of those bare spots with a glass of iced tea . . . and my snow boots, of course.
Baby is doing great!! He is wiggling, dancing, and tapping – although I don’t believe he’s gotten to the point of playing basketball in there yet.
This week I got to find out what a superficial blood clot feels like. It hurts enough that I don’t ever want to know what a deep vein clot feels like!
|Excuse the pained expression. It was the end of a long day and my blood clot hurt so bad I could hardly stand still enough for this picture.|
|Learning sign language!|
|Baths, pajamas, books. A quiet evening . . . relatively speaking.|
|Chipmunk rangers storytime!|
|I asked him, “Who needs THREE straws to drink?”
His reply, “I do!!”
|Graber Bucket Band.
Need we say more . . .