Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Big Dig

This morning, my dad, Stephen, and I went to this.

Stephen did this (he dug a little bit):


Then this (he got to sit there for a bit):


And this (look for the yellow helmet just around the driver's chest):


Stephen also rode on a backhoe, but I don't have pictures since I was busy on the excavator next to him. I think he dug more dirt than I did, but he was much more experienced by then. We both had a really great time. Now THAT was a great fundraiser.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Lydia Feeds Herself

We've hit another milestone - Lydia can now feed herself baby puffs (cheerio-like food). I'm sure most parents know what a wonderful milestone it is when the kids can start feeding themselves.

Here's a video of her second self-serve bite. video

Friday, September 05, 2008

Half-way childless

Kristy went to Greenville with the kids yesterday to go to a big consignment sale there (she did well - maybe she'll post on her finds). She and Lydia came back today and Stephen is staying the weekend with my parents. I'm sure they're having a grand time. It certainly is quiet around the house now.

Kristy and I are just quiet people. Where did Stephen come from? The other day I was thinking about this during supper. Stephen would hum a bit, then say some nonsense, then ask a question, then tell me Something Important, then hum some more, then more nonsense, etc., etc. It was actually a bit exhausting to listen to and made me wonder how he's able to eat with all that going on.

But then, last night when everyone besides me was gone, it actually got too quiet. I suppose I'm used to it all by now.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Pot, Kettle...Kettle, Pot

This is so contradictory I have a hard time not laughing at something so serious:

Anti-war protest at GOP Convention Turns Violent

Monday, September 01, 2008

One more update

I do have one more update. My dad was recently diagnosed with ALS. Obviously not something anyone wants to hear about themselves or a family member. Apparently, you never know how much time you have or exactly how it will progress. Also, there's a drug that was recently approved by the FDA that slows its progress in many cases.

God is still good, yet we appreciate your prayers - particularly for my mom & dad.