Things are going well here. Just for a quick little update...
Joel's cross country flight didn't go so smoothly last week, but yesterday's cross country was super. He goes on another tomorrow morning, so be lifting him up for that. They are pretty stressful and there are many things that he has to remember to do specifically. Thanks.
For those of you who don't stop in at my other blog, things are going great for me on the weight loss front. I have decided to do Weight Watchers again (did that very successfully after Hadley) and things are moving right along.
The kids are all doing very well. Cass continues to sleep wonderfully (and eat and poop and smile with the same excellence). :) Eissa is such a mess and is enjoying life as usual. Grady and Hadley continue to love going to their class every afternoon and are spouting off new Portuguese words every day. Tomorrow is a holiday, so they will not be going tomorrow or Friday. Joel will also be off on Friday, so we are looking forward to a long weekend here.
One other thing...got this email from our friend in Longview to update us on O.L. Thanks for your continued prayers. They are obviously working.
Only got to have surgery on arm today because his blood was too low - Received two units of blood to correct low blood count.
Will have surgery again on Thursday for arm and ankle.
Will probably NOT have to have a hip replacement after all if his pelvis continues to mend and heal well.
Was having a lot of pain and discomfort today overall but the mobility is better in both of his hands.
Still needs lots of prayer for healing and peace over his body.
And, now some pictures of the last few days...
Our friends' son, Pedro (you've seen pictures of him before), comes down and plays with the kids sometimes. He brought down some sidewalk chalk the other day. The kids had a blast with it...and are still. Here are Grady and Eissa being artists. They are all really quite good...Grady and Hadley have stick people down and Grady is even branching out into more elaborate people. He's already surpassed his Mama's artistic skills. :)
I love this picture of Eissa.
Some of Grady's art. I saw it and thought that maybe he was drawing one of us holding Cass. He said, no...that wasn't a baby, it was the boy's arm...he was pulling up his pants. :) Funny. You'll probably have to click on the picture to see that detail.
Joel was working on the mower and Eissa promptly went and got some of his tools. She was really into it.
Working together on a sidewalk chalk project.
My goofy oldest 2...Grady ignoring the camera and Hadley just being a ham.
I got done nursing Cass and Eissa was sitting in her seat. So, she got some company. It was really cute. And now a lot of pictures of that little sharing of the seat...
This is the way Eissa looks when she is "telling" something exciting (telling in quotations because she doesn't actually talk alot quite yet).
A little honk honk on the nose...poor Cass.
Another "cheese" for the camera.
Eissa getting a little done with this scene.
One more hand-hold for the road...
...and another kiss for the road.
Oh...and, another honk honk for the road too. ;)
Horsey in the kitchen. It started out as just the girls sitting on Grady, but then Grady turned into a horse, much to the girls' delight.
Just Hadley gets a turn.
"Cheese" yet again.
Then Eissa laid down and wanted to be the horse.
A little tongue action. Cass tagged along with me to the Asas ladies' meeting that we had last night (of course...I have her food). She was dressed in this oh so cute dress. It was a gift from Daniel and Dana Ryan way back when Hadley was first born. Super cute. Thanks Ryans.