Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
This is inside...very easy access to the American Girl doll closet!! I think I'll check on them a few times tonight! :) Notice the balancing chairs on fiddlesticks!
I was on my back inside the fort, so this is looking up at the fiddlestick infrastructure designed by Pike. I think he deserves a raise!
Another picture of the balancing act inside...I hope the girls don't knock that down tonight!
Good Night Sweet Girls!! :)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
When we moved to Amarillo...well - it's Amarillo - and the water is few and far between. It was always a drive to fish, and he was in Pharmacy school and we had babies...so he didn't get to go alot.
Silly boys...fishing is for girls!
Here's one that Jeff caught at our lake. It's so funny, because he said that when he's out there fishing, people sometimes walk by and quietly tell each other - there's no fish in there. He can hear them and, every now and then, he gets to reel in something like this while they are still there! :)
One of my favorite pictures...Jeff took this of the kids just a couple of weeks after we moved to Houston. So sweet!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Emma got to go to a birthday party at Minute Maid Park. It was her friend Garrett's party. Garrett and Emma are in the same class and go to church together, so they see alot of each other. Garrett's mom, Kim, and I have decided we believe in arranged marriages! :)
Emma and the birthday boy, Garrett.
There's Pike - the first time he made it over the ledge.
And, Grace, working her way up...not bad for someone who is scared of heights! :)
All the boys hanging out in the wind and rain...they were freezing, but had so much fun!
Hanging out on the Train Ride, which Grace said was 'creepy'. :) There really is a story there, but that girl makes me laugh!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Emma and her friend, Cy...what a great elderly pair! :)
You can't tell by the picture, but Emma had on knee-high stockings that we bunched up around her ankles. I love Cy's cane and aching back!!
Emma and Mrs. Breeding...this one really makes me laugh, because Mrs. Breeding is so young, hip and fun! The wig and hair net were hilarious!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
All ready to go!
Emma is with them...she's hidden by Grandma
Monday morning on his way to school. I let him sleep in and wasn't expecting it to be so swollen!
Monday evening - after the swelling went down, we noticed his eye was bloodshot.
Wednesday morning before school - it's starting to get yellow and the swelling is going across the bridge of his nose. This is when he told me it didn't look as cool as it did on Sunday. :)
I'll post an update after our appointment today!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We had an eventful night Saturday night....Pike got bit by a dog – just a freak accident – and we ended up in the ER for most of the night. He’s actually doing really good today (Sunday) and the plastic surgeon said it should heal fine. We are sooo thankful that God’s hand of protection was on him. It could have been so much worse and we are praising Him that everything turned out the way it did...
Some of the many praises...
· We knew the dog was up-to-date on shots
· Pike was wearing his glasses which deflected the cuts away from his eye
· The cut on his eyelid was fairly deep, but without his glasses, it probably would have gone all the way through and damaged his eye
· We initially went to the Kingwood ER, which had an 8 hour wait (can you believe??), so we went to TX Children’s downtown where they had a pediatric plastic surgeon in house and only 1 person ahead of us
· The plastic surgeon said all 3 cuts were easily stitched together and were in the best spots possible to show minimal scarring. All 3 are in natural creases in the face and should be almost unnoticeable after they heal.
Thank you Lord!!!!
I actually had my camera in my purse and Pike wanted to look at himself. There wasn’t a mirror in the room, so I took a couple of pictures to show him what it looked like. We were so proud of Pike! He was such a trooper and did so good! Guess I’m going to have to postpone family pictures for a little bit. :)
I wanted to take the bandage off, but we just got the bleeding to stop...didn’t want to risk it.
Stitched up and ready to go home. This picture was taken at 4:00 a.m. He is amazing!!
This morning (Sunday) it’s more swollen and starting to bruise. He woke me up at 9:30 (after less than 5 hours of sleep) and said he felt ‘refreshed’!! :) I love that kid!!!
Lift him up in prayer when you think about it – that he continues to heal quickly and without noticeable scarring. We were told to keep him out of the sun for 6 months! Really?? The only thing to do in Houston during the summer to stay cool is swim!! We will invest in a lot of sunscreen – I told him he would have to carry one around in his pocket!!
I’ll keep taking pictures and posting updates when I get a chance.