Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
It's been a busy, but very wonderful week. Geneveieve's "sister" flew in from NC. It's amazing how close the girls are and how much alike they are as well. We spent the week on various field trips and making clothes for all four girls. The trip to China Town was great as usual. Lots of food and flash backs from all the smells. Of course we were the center of attention as usual. We went to South Bend Chocolate Factory and helped make chocolate covered milk balls and chocolate covered raisins. After that the girls palyed in the play center. We also sent to Kids Healthy Works Museum. Very cool place to hang out and burn off some energy. This place is one of the best places for kids to learn without realizing that knowledge is being poured in their wonderful little brains. The girls and grown ups all caught the city bus to Bonnie Doons for the best Ice Cream in the whole world and visited with Aunt Barbie. They really got a kick out of this. In between all of that I made matching outfits for the kids. Gosh I miss them already. The girls said their prayers tonight and prayed that we can go to North Carolina tomorrow after church. How sweet.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The girls are over the moon with EXCITEMENT. Genevieve woke up this morning with a HUGE smile. I said Good morning, someones in a good mood. Her response was, Tomorrow Sarah and Samantha are flying in. That has been the entire conversation today, all day, every minute. It's 9:36 and Genevieve is so excited she is still awake. They are flying into Chicago tomorrow so we will pick them up and stay the night in the city so we can hang out in China Town Saturday and go to the American Girl store. In the interim I was trying to fix my shutter on my camera today and got some great pics of Genevieve while she was on the computer - Enjoy.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED: 1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats. 2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair. 3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person. 4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato. 5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food. 6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair. 7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same ti me. 8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. 9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts. 10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap. GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED: 1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. 2) Wrinkles don't hurt. 3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts. 4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground. 5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside. 6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy. GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD 1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. 2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get. 3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there. 4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster. 5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions. 6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. 7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone. THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE: 1) You believe in Santa Claus. 2) You don't believe in Santa Claus. 3) You are Santa Claus. 4) You look like Santa Claus. SUCCESS: At age 4 success is . not peeing in your pants. At age 12 success is.. having friends. At age 16 success is . having a drivers license. At age 35 success is . having money. At age 50 success is . having money. At age 70 success is . having a drivers license. At age 75 success is . having friends. At age 80 success is . not peeing in your pants. Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way; BUT NEVER forget the blessings that come each day. Have a wonderful day with many *smiles* Take the time to live!!! Life is too short
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Yesterday we went to the Dr. for a checkup, both girls. Today we went for hearing tests. What a time. Abigail is now on the charts, just barely, but on the charts. - Wooooo Hoooo. She weighs 24.13 lbs and is 32" tall. All this at age 4 yr and 4M. Her curve is is staying the same distance apart in what little growth she has, so that's good. Dr. said she is fine and he'll see her at her next check up. He is estimating 4' 9", maybe 10" and about 85 - 90 lbs. Genevieve is 33.12 lbs and 38" tall. She will be about 5' 2" and around 118 lbs. He said she has strong muscle tone she will weigh a bit more. Her energy level is high. She jumped all over that office. We just smiled. I told him about her leg pains she has 1 - 2 times a week. It wakes her up in the middle of the night for about 2 hours. I really was not concerned, just figured them to be growing pains. She is my first kiddo to have them. Any way he said that's a bit often. So he started having her jump, walk, hop and so on. Then he started to measure her legs, heels, and knees. He said one of he shins is shorter than the other. This is new. He has ordered X-rays to get a better measurement about the difference and bloodwork to see if he can figure out why it's happening. Grrrrrrrr. The hearing tests today came back a bit different than I thought would happen. I really thought Genevieve had lost some hearing recently because she is not hearing me when I talk to her sometimes. Well her hearing has not changed. She is still only at a moderate loss of around 20%. We were told that as she grows up she learns to tune out outside stimuli to better focus on what she's doing. This is wonderful news. At least I know she is not intentionally tuning me out, and she's growing up. Abigail on the other hand. I was not prepared to hear that she is now classified as moderate to severe in her hearing loss. She has a had a loss in her good ear. Wow. The good ear is packed with fluid that will not drain so we are hoping after we make a decision about what can be done about this she may have some hearing restored. It all kinda caught me off guard. It explains the voice that sounds like a high pitched telephone operator when she talks and her continuously telling me "look at me, I can't hear you". What a smart kiddo.
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Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I would like to introduce our middle son, Anthony, and his fiance, Lexi. She is an awesome person. The have announced to us that we are going to be grandparents. This will be their first child. They have decided to postpone the May wedding until Sept. Darn It. Well anyway she LOVES the girls 100 good wishes quilt. I have decided to make them one and would love to have everyone contribute to it. We all know how hard it can be to get 100 squares from friends and family. So please jump right in. I am doing 8 X 8 squares. They can be mailed to me, Julia Trawick PO BOX 2862 SOUTH BEND, IN 46680 Thanks so much for helping out
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Monday, March 3, 2008
The Gang all Bowling My DIL and all the Grandkiddos Sat we went bowling with the grandkids ands a couple of Genevieve's closest friends. What a day. They all had such a great time. My DIL cam with all the Grandchildren, wow. Of course Barbie Maripossa is the new thing for now. So Grandma and Chloe hooked her up. Her "Drewsella" got her the cutest large Belle doll to dance with when she can't come over and play with Genevieve. Very Sweet. Daddy took her to buy a big girl bike at Wally World. OMG you would have thought Daddy was Jesus himself. One of the employess came over and told Genevieve shou couldn't ride her bike in the store. She politley told the lady "My daddy is buying it, so it's OK". DH is o embarresed by her candidness some days.
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