Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Jared and I both love music and love having it on in our home. We have a play list that is all praise and worship and God uses it to lift our spirits on a regular basis and He has not failed us in this most recent crisis. Last night however I had it on after dinner and Jared was on the phone with family when I told Eli to come here so I could wash his hands. He responded with these words: "hands up, playin' my song.....(couldn't understand the rest)". I started cracking up when I realized that he was singing "Party in the USA". Mommy laughed until she cried. He has heard this song 3 times at the most and he decided to bust it out right when Mommy needed a laugh. I of course headed right to the computer and we had a little Miley dance party in the kitchen. Seriously, it is hard to stay in any kind of funk in this house. So if you are having a bad day "yeah, yeah, yeah, Party in the USA" it may just help! :)
I am going to put a pic in the side bar that you can click on to continue to be updated on Teddy. Thanks again for all the prayers. They now have a plan for how they will be treating him and it is written in detail on the caring bridge site.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Update: 1/15 Teddy's surgery went quite well. It is the first hurdle and we are all happy that he cleared it. Keep checking out the link below for the most updated information. Thank you again for all the support.
Update: Below is a link with an accurate picture of what will be going on with Teddy in the next few hours. His surgery is scheduled for 6:30 our time. Please keep him in your prayers and click on this link for details. Thanks again for all the support! We are currently deciding when it would be best for Jared to go to Colorado and be there for his brother and our family. I know God will lead us.Jared and I would greatly appreciate your prayers for our nephew, Teddy. He is 10 years old and was diagnosed with a brain tumor yesterday. Apparently it is also in his spinal column. We are thankful that the pain he is in is now diagnosed and can be treated aggressively but obviously we are greatly concerned. Steve and Laurel (Jared's brother/SIL and Teddy's parents) are at the hospital with him in Colorado which is several hours from their home and their other 2 children Allie and Nathaniel. They all need your prayers. We are feeling pretty powerless being this far away from them but I know their is power in prayer so we will be doing lots of praying for each of them. Please join us.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
People ask parents of twins on a regular basis: "Do they have the same personalities?"
Here is my answer.....
I knew we were in a bit of trouble when they both balked at putting on the snow pants. Next battle was the gloves. Alex hated the gloves but when he took them off outside he realized that he hated the alternative too. Some things you just have to learn I guess.
We probably lasted about 10 minutes. Jared pulled them on the sled and we made snow angels. Jared and I may have gotten into a bit of a snow ball fight. I thought I'd be funny and throw one at his back but due to the many years that I have spent off the softball field since High School I hit him right on the neck causing the snow to go right down into his jacket. Yeah, it was ON after that. :)
Eli had fun "swimming" in the snow (aka making snow angels) and still asks to go out and swim. Too cute. We have also gone sledding since and they both enjoyed that AND the snow gear wasn't such a big hassle. They are definitely getting more used to it. Little do they know they don't get much of a choice. They are Michiganders!
Monday, January 4, 2010
One of our goals was to go to the lego exhibit at the museum and we did however so did everyone else in the tri-city area so we didn't spend a ton of time in that particular exhibit. Instead I actually acted like a tourist in a place that the boys and I go to at least monthly. It was fun for me and I knew Jared was watching the boys so I didn't have to use those eyes that I have in the back of my head since becoming a mother.
I think I have a messed up sense of humor but the boys love to push these train bell and whistle buttons at the museum and as any mom of two year old knows if it will keep them still for more than 2 seconds I am fine with it. I always find it hysterical though how the other patrons respond to the annoyance. I happened to video the experience this time. Every one was quite patient this time which I guess was good but I was hoping to catch some annoyed looks with my camera.