Saturday, October 25, 2008

Who has Grown More?

Firstly, let me tell you that I had to look long and hard to make sure the top picture was Kinko and not her brother Scooter. You will remember we kitty sat little Scooter, took him to his parents and then adopted Kinko, the carbon copy of Scooter.
Kinko has grown large enough to be spayed and declawed. They do it at 5 months now. I'm hoping she is full grown. Our other cats (toms) got to be 18 lbs--huge! Kinko is walking around rather gingerly with her sore paws.
It occurred to me that Noah may feel similar after his surgery. He will have a cast on to protect his fingers and the graft harvest spot on his arm near the inside of his elbow (anticubital area). We will have to restrict active play for a bit too--no daycare center for the first week.
Happy Saturday!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Can you say BUSY ? ! ? !

I know that some of you have been wondering what has happened to me. My posting has gone down a whole lot. There just are so many things happening. Let me mention a few.

First, Noah: He is a wonderful little boy but families still need adjustment time even with wonderful little boys! Some days run smoothly, others not so smoothly. Most recently, we have been to the International Adoption Clinic and the hand specialist. Noah's surgery is scheduled for Nov 3, at 7:30 AM -- prayers accepted. Next Wed, we will be at our pediatrician for a pre-op check (Mya will get a well check too.)

My Work: After considerable deliberation, I have resigned my current job and will start a new one on Oct 28. Here are my thoughts on the matter.

I'm working this weekend --my last at my current employment. Then next week I start at the afamed ****. I'm looking forward to a bigger setting but there will be SO much to learn. They are a Level 1 trauma center--one of three here in MN and one of 2 burn centers. They serve EVERYONE whether they have insurance or not. So, they are growing while other health care groups are laying off employees. I believe that God is in this one because I have been thinking a lot lately about "whatever you do for the least of these". Just typing it makes me tear up. **** serves the homeless, bums, criminals, drug abusers, etc. --truly what we typically consider to be the least of these.

Mya: Attends preschool twice a week. I believe because we have been very busy with my job change, the wood flooring and thinking about moving, she has had 3 night terrors this week. Last night went well but I deliberately did not go anywhere all day. We just stayed home and rested quietly. I even made Keith take the night off from the floor. We played puzzles, blocks and goofed around. It was a much needed "vacation" from our current hectic state.

Keith: Still working on the floor!! And other home improvements are in the works including some new carpeting and fresh paint.

Erin: WHO IS THAT??? Oh yeah, the young lady who resides downstairs. She is so busy we rarely see her--school, work, friends -- not sure that is the right order ;)

Above are some photos of what I did this morning. It is an annual ritual to blow the leaves off the lawn here in MN. For us, it is done 2-3 times a week until it snows, in hopes that there will be very few left on the grass when the white stuff falls. In the pictures, you will see our grass (the green stuff, tee hee) and our landscaping (still covered with leaves cuz didn't worry about that today).

Have a great weekend!! Don't forget to go over to to say "HI" to LaLa and wish little Coby "welcome to your family".

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Floor Update


Kitchen / Dining

Kitchen--Please excuse the perpetual mess.
It only gets totally cleared when we have company. ;O
Keith has been working for about 2 weeks on the floor. He still has the cord-around to do and the edges by the carpeting. We are trying to decide if/when to replace the carpeting. Looks really nice though.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Noah's First MN Fall

Lots of fun!! He's just screaming and giggling while playing in the leaves. Very fun to watch. I'm sure we'll have more pictures soon!