Monday, March 12, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
hardest things that is unique to a miscarriage is that because no one ever met him, he becomes forgotten by others. I want to keep his memory alive. Even though he never entered this world, he still existed and is close to my heart. I treasure these tiny footprints because they are the one tangible thing I have of my little boy. I am still finding my way through this tragedy, but if I can
be an encouragement to someone to take it day by day, to not lose faith, then I feel like I have found some purpose in what I have gone through. Day by day, with lots of prayer, I continually remind myself that even though I don’t understand God’s purpose, I have to remain faithful and trust Him. And I know that I will see our baby Benjamin someday.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This week I've been trying to get back to normal, doing laundry, cleaning, putting stuff away, and planning for school and for cub scouts (I'm the wolf den leader, along with another lady). My head is spinning.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Mike also took Jarod, Nathan, Joel and Kyle to a monster truck rally. He didn't get any pictures, but the boys had a blast.
In February we celebrated Kyle's 5th birthday. Mike put trick candles on the cake. Kyle was so funny trying to blow them out again and again.
Mike kept threatening to cut Tyler's hair, which as you may know, would have meant him taking the clippers to Tyler's head. I couldn't bear the thought of Tyler getting a buzz cut. He wouldn't have looked like a baby anymore. So I finally trimmed Tyler's hair just to keep Mike from shaving his head. Here are the results.
Yes, Tyler was sitting in the bathroom sink. He was just small enough to fit in it and it kept him from squirming. I know, it's wierd, but when you have seven kids, you do what you can.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
We had Tyler's party on Tuesday. It was a quiet party with just Grandma, Grandpa, and Pep (great-grandpa) attending. Tyler hasn't quite mastered blowing, so I had to help him blow out his candle. The funny thing is that I had trouble blowing out the candle. You'd think I'd be able to do it, what with thirty-some (ahem) years of experience blowing out candles. I mean, it's not that hard. But Tyler didn't mind.
Rachel, Jarod, and Nathan were in a talent show this morning for one of our homeschool coops. The other kids played piano, violin and flute and did a great job! Rachel, Jarod, and Nathan did their magic routines. The residents of the nursing home where we had our talent show seemed to really enjoy it.
I tried to upload a video of Tyler taking his first steps, but blogspot didn't seem to like it. Here's some pics from his party though.
This is the cake before I decorated it. Notice the cake missing from the corner. I had left it on the counter and Zach decided he was hungry for cake. At least he didn't eat any more than that.
Here's the cake after I decorated it. I was really tired that day cause Zach and Tyler had kept me up a good part of the night before, so I didn't make anything too fancy. After all, I thought Tyler would like his cake to be shaped in his favorite number.
Here's Tyler watching the candle while I blew it out for him.
Here he is with his cake.
Apparently he didn't understand what a plate is for. "This plate sure is a fun toy, Mom!"
I had to show him what the cake was for.
I think he liked the cake, wouldn't you agree?