Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Back Surgery Tomorrow

(Not actually Seth's back MRI.)
Seth will be having surgery tomorrow morning, a microdisecktomy. We are hoping this will take away the pain and finally be the correction to his back pain. We have to be at the hospital tomorrow at 6 and his surgery is scheduled for around 7am. He should get to go home the same day. On the scale of back surgeries, this is on the minor side, but it is still back surgery. He is taking two Sundays off preaching. My mom is coming down to take care of Charlie and Macy while we are at the hospital and the church has scheduled a few days of meals for us already-which we are looking forward to! Please pray for Seth and the doctor and that his pain will be gone. I will update again sometime tomorrow and let you guys know how it went!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Paul, Kim, Addi, Levi and Lila Visit

My brother and his family were able to come for a visit today! The kids sure had a great time together. We have a fun day of lunch together, lots of playing, feeding the ducks, a walk to the park and dinner at Babe's Chicken. We are sure they glad they drove all the way out here from Alabama, one of these days we will make it out to see them. Here are some pictures of the day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

There goes the mother of the year award...

I have blogged before about my hair falling out. I knew it was annoying, but didn't think it would cause harm to one of my kids. I was changing Emma's diaper this morning and happened to see her toes (she was wearing footed pants) and there was a hair TIGHTLY wound on two of her toes and then together. I tried to cut it off myself, but her toes were so swollen and the hair was tight, there was no way I was going to get it off. So I called Seth and told him what was going on and he said he would come home. I called the doctor's office while he was coming home to see what I should do and they just told me to bring her in. Seth tried to get it off, but her toes were cut on underneath from the hair, we decided it would be better for the doctor's office to get it off. Thankfully Seth was able to stay with Macy and Charlie and Emma and I hurried to the doctor. They worked at it for a little bit and the nurse was 95% sure she got it all off. They said the swelling should go down later today. Here is a picture a while after coming home from the doctor's, can you guess which two toes they were?

So now I feel horrible, she had fussed a little bit earlier this morning when I touched her foot before I knew what had happened, and I thought maybe I had pinched her or something. The hair has had to be wrapped on her toes for at least a few hours. The nurse tried to make me feel better and said this happens alot and that it looked like I caught it relatively early. Sorry Emma!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Macy!

Has it been 4 years already??! We celebrated Macy's big day on Saturday with a small family party with both sets of grandparents. Macy was VERY excited the entire day! She wanted a Strawberry Shortcake party this year and specially requested pink punch for some reason, but I happily obliged and we had a nice afternoon all together.

Proudly displaying her new age at breakfast: Seth's parents were there also, but I only managed to get a picture with my parents, I wasn't thinking: Macy with her gifts! She saw her gift bags in the morning and was excited about them and I was kidding her and told her we got potatoes so the first thing she said with suprise when she opened our gifts was "Mom! It isn't potoatoes!": The birthday girl with a gift from Grammy and Pa-pa: Opening another (Doesn't Seth look thrilled!): A life size Barbie from Grandma and Grandpa:Blowing out the candles!:
Happy Birthday Macy! We love you!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The first day of bible class proves to be exhausting for Emma...

I am teaching the cradle roll class at church and we have service first and then class and Emma normally sleeps during class since that is normally her nap time. However today, she wasn't asleep when class started, so I just decided to put her in the table so she could participate. I wasn't expecting this to be her first day of class, so I didn't have my camera, but Thanks to Catherine, we were able to get this picture of her to document her big day! She stayed awake for about 15 minutes and then put her head down and she was out for the rest of class. Hopefully this isn't an indication of what kind of student she will be in the future.