Have a blessed Wednesday!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
GG is in the thick of law work with a paper, final, and take-home final still to go (and all due within days of each other!) We had a long talk last night about how he would need to get up and sneak out of the house in order to get work done... How he wouldn't be able to join us in the evenings for dinner or bedtime in order to make sure everything was accomplished on time. "No worries," I told him, "We'll be fine. Get your work done and we'll be so excited to spend time with you when you're finished." Excellent plan.
Until this morning. :)
Enter Daddy from stage left.
Enter THREE Distractors from stage right.
Do you think GG had any hope in getting out of here before 9am?
One pee pee trip, eye drop tackling (M is on antibiotics for pink eye, which requires 3 doses of drops/day--yikes!), boy dressing, breakfast munching, car send-off, and T-baby rousing and our Daddy was "free" to go.
The Distractors strike again. :)
Hope you're having a blessed week so far. Sorry to have been so absent recently--I will do my best to distract you in the coming days... God bless!
Friday, April 25, 2008
You also know you've reached a new dimension of child transportation--shown here accommodating four young ones, all in car seats! There is hope for our rapidly-growing Gasperini-Ville after all!!
I almost can't believe the van is mine!? I'm beyond ecstatic and am close to goosebumps when I sit behind the wheel... Little perks for a little mama! :) lol. What's amazing, too, is our non-van-owning-but-with-growing-families friends, who have stopped to gaze at our new vehicle. We are all in van wonder, planning to own many sets of these wheels in the coming years! What used to be convertible-envy has now become mom-mobile-lust. lol!
Here are a couple additional shots from our trip to Amish country yesterday. While the town didn't necessarily feel "Amish", we so enjoyed the outing with dear friends and chance to drive the rolling pastures.
Hope this finds you gearing up for an awesome weekend! God bless and TGIF!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
At 10am Thursday he'll be having a lymph node removed to test for the possibility of lymphoma. His current symptoms, unfortunately, are not boding well for the outcome.
My parents are out in Pennsylvania now for support and we will all be waiting to hear of the doctor's prognosis. We'd so appreciate your prayers!
Thanks a bunch...
I'll be checking back in later with updates and stories of our morning "field trip" to Amish country. We'll be sure to have lots to tell.
UPDATE Friday 4/25: Mickey's surgery went well, though we won't know anything now for another week due to the extensive lab work needing to be done. Thank you all for your prayers! You are so gracious to us... Hugs! :)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
OH MY! Our morning at the zoo was great fun Saturday. Both M and T seemed to enjoy themselves and the various exhibits, particularly those of the fish (very original as we see these every week at the grocery store! :), red pandas, and wallabes ("baby kangaroos"). How fun to follow up on M's recent interest in a new Noah's ark book. He loved seeing animals also found in the story!
Afterward, we ventured to Ohio to visit family there. GG took us halfway to meet my mom so we could return later with my parents' minivan--our new set of Gasperini-Ville wheels! This mama of soon-to-be three couldn't be happier!! I have never been adverse to driving a Mom-mobile and I embrace the new role willingly! Who can argue with more space??
God bless your Tuesday! Happy Earth Day!
Monday, April 21, 2008
I promise weekend pics and updates tomorrow!
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Friday, April 18, 2008
One of our outdoor ventures on Wednesday was to a field down the street to fly a Thomas The Train kite M had received for Easter. Blustery, sunny conditions made it a perfect opportunity to let it fly. In the end, though, pregnant, clog-clad mama conditions made it not-so-ideal for us to actually get the kite into the air. lol. I tried to run a few times and took a good fall on the last go 'round, at which time I threw in the towel for the good of the family and of course, the health of my baby J! Yikes! :) I thankfully bailed to the side, which was the best place to land (though horribly embarrassing--thankfully my two kiddos are still young enough not to make fun of their mother! lol. Someday I won't be so lucky! ;)
Afterward, we returned to have a picnic in the backyard and enjoy "peanut butter and sandwich" sandwiches (according to M; Mom was out of jelly), strawberries and cantaloupe, string cheese, and baby carrots. The boys "ate up" time in the sun...
Now today we are again enjoying beautiful weather--so much so, the boys are wearing this season's first T-shirts and this mama donned a tank for her afternoon elliptical session! Hallelujah, we're warm! :)
Blessings to you all on this TGIF! On tap for Gasperini-Ville tonight is a family excursion to the local Irish pub! Tell me now to avoid the fish and chips, though I seem to be drawn these days to anything and everything fried.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Quick update: the girls arrived safely and healthily later that night. Thanks for your prayers!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I cooked my rice cooker manual! Boy, am I definitely pregnant!
The shots below confirm this... my bump is growing! Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful weekend! God bless!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
M mastering the big boy cup--yahoo!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
It was such fun to cheer on my sweetness to victory! He finished with flying colors, making us so proud... Congrats also to our dear friend, Leah (below with daughter, Molly Grace), and other law school friends who completed the race. May God bless all of your recoveries! I'm fully planning to have to pull GG out of bed tomorrow morning due to sore legs!
Hope you all have had fantastic weekends! From sunny, 65F IN to you, God bless!