Friday, July 23, 2010

Good Clean Fun

After playing outside in the sandbox and around the house, both boys were in dire need of a bath. Now that Daniel is sitting up so well on his own, his bath seat comes in handy! They have so much fun together in the tub, and Daniel loves to splash! Also, he doesn't mind being splashed by his big brother! ;-)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Christy's Award of Merit

When I had my last seizure, Eric was not home. Christy stayed home with me so that she could help with Daniel. She was able to help me after I had my seizure, and the police officer that responded to the call was so impressed with her, that he nominated her for the Chief's Award of Merit!

Here is what the certificate says on the back:
"On May 16th, 2010, Officer Lerfald was dispatched to a residence on a report of a female unconscious and lying down in the shower. Upon arrival, Officer Lerfald learned that Christina was playing with her 5 month old brother when she heard her mother crying for help. Christina found her mother unresponsive in the shower and called her father for help. Her father instructed her to turn off the water and hold her mother's head out of the water."

"Officer Lerfald was amazed at Christina's maturity level and composure. She followed instructions and provided an airway for her mother while taking care of her 5 month old brother."

I am so thankful that Christy was home, and that she played such a vital role in helping me after my seizure. She may be only 9 years old, but she is so mature and responsible. God is so good to give me such a wonderful daughter!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Pink-eyed Monster

Christy picked up pink eye from a friend at a church activity a couple of weeks ago, and I was hoping that is would end with her. But, you know how kids love to play actively together and share everything! So, a few days after she showed symptoms, Becca started getting a pink eye, then a few days later, Daniel was showing sypmtoms, and then I thought Sam would be the last one to get it. But, I was wrong...after caring for all these kids, I guess I wasn't careful enough, so now I have pink eye! Oh well, at least we have good insurance and the medication is working well at curing all of us. Here is a cute picture of Daniel, after his treatments. All better!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sweet Becca

I was browsing through some pictures earlier today, and came across this one of Becca from a couple of months ago. It is a perfect representation of her sweet, pure spirit that I love so much! She has such a good heart, and a great love for God and her family. I am so thankful that she is my daughter, and that I get to enjoy her imaginative stories and Spirit-filled company every day! :-)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day at the Lake

Yesterday was so bright and sunny! The kids were just begging to go swimming, so we decided to head to the lake. After enduring a grueling 5- minute ride in the van, we arrived at Lake Marion. They all loved playing in the sand and splashing in the waves. Even Daniel had fun sunbathing with mommy while watching his crazy siblings splash around!

Enjoy the pictures!