Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Brr...it's cold.

We all went to help Grammy and Papa pick out a Christmas tree..K loved it, but it was soooo cold!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I am thankful for many things this Thanksgiving. However, the last two years at Thanksgiving time I tend to think mostly about God's faithfulness to us in allowing us to be a family by giving us K.
Two years ago we were pursuing an adoption in Guatemala...we had gotten all our paperwork done and it was approved two years ago today....we also got a random phone call from a lady who works with a ministry (this ministry helped orchestrate K's adoption)...she just wanted to ask what we were doing for Thanksgiving ( I think she wanted to know if we were going to be around!). We really didn't think too much about the phone call... because we had had other calls that didn't amount to anything.
SO....again, without the fingerprints in our dossier for the Guatemalan adoption we would have never had the paperwork we needed to adopt K...who knew that within a week our lives would change forever and the Lord would give us answers and give us our sweet boy!

Monday, November 19, 2007


I know...I am crazy...I already have my Christmas decorations up! I have good reason though...first, it just makes me cheery to see my favorite decorations up and 2nd we bought K a train to go around the Christmas tree for his birthday. His bday is a few days after Thanksgiving and we wanted to get the train set up the night before....and I didn't want to put the train and tree up the same night! Anyways, we had pizza delivered the other night...and you should have seen the look on the delivery guy's face!

I have had this ornament since 1983...my church used to make all the kids these when they were little...and so here I am!

I love my nativity set...and more importantly K loves it. He has loved looking and listening as I describe what Christmas is truly about. He really loves making the animal sounds too!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Sweet Boy!

Well, we made it through our day....for those of you that didn't know K had to go get his flu shot today. You may think, no big deal, a lot of kids get the flu shot. Well, for K these things are a bigger deal because he has A LOT of allergies. He is allergic to egg, for one...which is why the flu shot is a bigger deal (flu shots are made with an egg solution). We had to be at the allergist by 8:30am and they did a flu challenge on him. They first had to do scratch tests, which is where they put egg on his skin as well as part of the flu solution...and two other things. He reacted majorly to the egg...which was no surprise because we knew already that he has an egg allergy. However, there didn't seem to be a reaction to the flu solution. Praise the Lord. So..he got a little of the shot injected into one leg and then we waited and waited to make sure there was no reaction...there wasn't...so he got the rest of it in his other leg...and we waited and waited.....and no reaction!! We were able to go home by NOON. I am so happy because we debated about giving him the flu vaccine, but, with his asthma we felt it is important to get him as protected as possible. I have to say...going to the dollar store to buy cheap toys helped tremendously!
So...our next major appointment is his MMR challenge...but not till January!

He really is a champ. He has been to soo many doctors and hates going, but he somehow gets through it and is resilient. He took a 2 hour nap and has been so good...he will remind me now and again that he has boo-boos on his legs, and I kiss them...what a sweet boy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ketchup, anyone?

K LOVES ketchup...I started giving it to him to help him eat better....and it worked, but now he dips everything in it...veggies, fruit, sandwhiches, and the normal things too of course!

Here he is eating lunch....with lots of ketchup!

Monday, November 12, 2007

My Guys

I wanted to post these before...but didn't have enough time. These were taken before church last Sunday...I love that they match and that you can tell K is saying "cheese".
I love them.

Proud Daddy

I love this pic!