Monday, August 30, 2010

Back in the Land of the Living

Whew! It's good to be back. I was more or less sick all last week and (obviously) blogging was one of the many things that simply did not happen. ;-) I'm glad it was me, though, and not the children!

Alaina is talking away with new words added almost daily. She is starting to make appropriate comments on her own, saying "thank you" and "good job". Stephen is a little darling! So far, he's had enough awake time during the days to pretty much eat and go back to sleep at night. A couple of times he has even given me four hours of sleep in a row! I'm so grateful for all these little blessings.

Kyle is my hero! Whether it's getting the kids rolling in the morning so I can sleep in, taking the evening shift, stopping at the grocery store or taking Alaina on errands with him, he does so many things to make life easier for me. I can't say how much I appreciate his help!

We've also had some sumptuous meals from the kind ladies at church and some help from a certain Miss Sarah that have made this little rough spell much easier. I am reminded again how much I need the body of Christ.

Let's see, what other tidbits of news do we have from around here?

-Uncle Andrew came down for a visit. Great fun!

-The mice are gone, so now we're feuding with spiders of various sizes.

-Our air conditioner is broken. I'm glad we put in a new one by the bedrooms!

-Kyle has made all sorts of delicious things, Berry Crisps, Applesauce and Blackberry Currant Jam.

- Alaina's recommended summer reading: King Bidgood's in the Bathtub.

More later. Time for lunch!


Anonymous said...

Sorry, you were under the weather. Glad you have a supportive husband, loving siblings and a wonderful daughter! I love all the pics and I'm certainly glad you feel better. Take care and rest when you can. Especially like how Alaina adores her brother in the pic of Kyle holding her and Stephen. Love to all, thanks for sharing. Sue

Christine said...

Gretchen, I loved reading your post! Thanks for sharing the little tidbits of your life! I'm so glad you're feeling better; everyone here has colds and feels yucky.

Your little guy is growing so quickly! I loved all your pictures. :)


agingrich said...

Sooo sorry to hear you were sick. That's just rough!

busymama431 said...

Glad you are feeling better! Wow, Stephen definitely looks like you...esp in 1 of those awake pictures. :)
The kids have been sharing the fever/flu thing this week. Yes, rough night for us last night, but thank goodness for caffeine. I'm not sure why it's taken me 5 years to realize it's O.K. for emergencies. (haaa) So, at this point, we may just end up having you guys over for a meal...if you're feeling back to normal. We'll wait until we're completely germ-free, though. ;)

The Barnard's said...

Alaina is so cute with those pigtails :) I'm sorry you were sick :( But it looks like the house was kept well under control while you were :)


Weaver Girl said...

AWWWWWWWWWWW the kids are sooo cute!!!
I'm soo sorry you were sick :( but i'm glad you're feeling better!! :)

i enjoyed reading your post! :)

God bless y'all!

Have a wonderful labor day weekend!

TulipGirl said...

I love sleeping baby pictures. . . and so glad to hear you are feeling better.