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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The house that could not get healthy.....

Once upon a time in a land placed directly on the sun a family spent their days trying not to be sick- let me introduce the cast.......
Frankenstitch- 3 years old. favorite food: "pucker roni pizza" favorite toy: whatever her brothers have. most often heard saying: "yuc a do" (translates to "yes I do") She has no fear, no boundaries and apparently no balance- she flings herself head first into granite requiring lots of towels to stop bleeding and 6 stitches.

next up:
Virus Boy- 7 years old. favorite food: whatever you put in front of him. Favorite toy: his ripstick. Most often heard saying: sorry.He rarely gets sick but when he does- look out- it is the virus that keeps on mutating- nothing seems to help and just when you think you beat it- surprise- fever back, patches on his throat.....a cough that won't quit- but alas, no strep.....just wait it out the doc says.....virus boy flings his long hippy hair out of his face and says "sure doc, I can do that".

and finally for your laughing and pointing pleasure:
Gunk Eye- 5 years old. Favorite food- depends on the day (he's a moody eater like his meeme). Favorite toy: toss up between his wii and his scooter. Most often heard saying: "that's what you get". He likes to keep up with the Jones'- not to be outdone by frankenstitch and virus boy Gunk eye conjured up a bacterial infection in his right eye spontateously today around 3pm- I guess he took the phrase "Your up MonkeyMan" to heart. He was a real trooper at the doctor's office- not complaining once- he smiled, won them over with that smile and somehow walked out of the pharmacy with a gallon of ice cream for his troubles.......

Stay tuned for our next addition of "The house that could not get healthy". Will it be the husband? Will Frankenstitch out do herslef and break a bone? Will Virus Boy ACTUALLY contract a disease with a cure? or will Gunk eye mutate into ball of puss and spread his ickiness all over the land......who knows, what you can be sure of is that the mom will not get a day off- even if it ends up being her turn to catch something!

Monday, July 14, 2008


she's a pretty clumsy girl- we are surprised it didn't happen sooner.......but it broke my heart to watch her get those stitches............she's getting extra attention today and lots of gum..........

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday Princess E!

Today we celebrate the princess! She woke up to a "balloon carpet" and lots of presents- we will spoil her rotten today- there will be "cup a cakes", a new bike, games and other gifts....we will spend the morning at her favorite park with friends and enjoy a "puker roni" pizza later......saturday will be her birthday is all about the girl- the picture above is after her first haircut- and pics from the 4th- there is a lot of celebrating going on in this house this week!!!!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

What a difference a year makes!

she lit up the room with her smile- she was nervous, so were we. She took a leap of faith and trusted us. We loved her without hesitation-

One year ago today Princess E.:

could not feed herself

had not had solid food

was a "wobbly" walker

did not speak any language

did not know what to do with a ball

could not swim

could not pick up small objects

had not seen a bike

could not dress herself

did not play with other children

one year later she:

eats with gusto!

eats nearly whatever you put in front of her

runs to get from A to B

Never. stops. talking. ever.

keeps up with her brothers on the soccer field

swims like a fish

laces beads on string

rides a scooter as fast as any other almost 3 year old I know!

dresses herself (many times a day)

had many friends, knows them by name and plays nonstop until they go home!

My baby has come a long way- I am so proud of all that she has accomplished- it was a tough year for her and she has gotten through it with so much grace- she is such a brave little girl- so trusting, so full of love- she has her mama and daddy wrapped around her little finger....her brothers too! I'm excited to see what the next year has in store for all of us- no doubt it will be full of surprises!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

One year ago today.......

we landed in China. We were hours away from meeting our little girl.......