Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ice Cream Truck

Today while Adrielle and Ezra were taking a nap, Elijah and Daddy were sitting out on the front porch and heard the ice cream truck music. Elijah got so excited and asked daddy if he could get some ice cream. Daddy gave in and said yes. He ran and got some cash and flagged the ice cream truck to stop. Elijah picked out a spider man ice cream bar with bubblegum eyes! He was so happy! This was a big secret from sis though :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Adrielle got her ears pierced!!!

Today we all needed to get out of the house so we decided to go to Cincinnati Mills Mall and walk around. The kids love that mall. They love to play on the play equipment in the mall and look around at all the displays (animals) in Bass Pro-shop. We just got done playing and we were walking towards Bass Pro-Shop when Adrie spotted Claire's. She stopped and turned towards Will and begged to get her ears-pierced. Will just couldn't resist his sweet little girl and said OK...only if she was ready to do it. He explained to her that it was going to hurt. She was so brave and said she didn't care. He told her we'd go to Bass Pro-shop first and give her time to really think about it. And if she still wanted to do it, then we'd stop back at Claire's before we went home. Well, she still wanted to get it done so back to Claire's we went. She picked out little pink flower studs. She wanted to sit on my lap. She tried so hard to be super brave. She got a little timid when the lady actually was all ready. Elijah started to tear up because he knew it was going to hurt her. She cried for just a second, but when she realized it was over and the earrings were actually in, she was all smiles :) She was so excited and couldn't wait to call and tell everybody once we got home. She looks so cute with earrings.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another fun visit to Indiana!

Thursday was a big day. Adrie had school and after we picked her up we went to Children's hospital for 2 appointments. Ezra had a follow-up appointment for his ears and Elijah had an appointment for his arm. Ezra's ears are perfect! No more fluid and the tubes are doing great...yea! Elijah had a few x-rays taken and his arm is starting to do a lot better! They took off his red cast and he chose a new blue one with green stripes...and this time he got to get a water- proof cast. After the appointments were over, the kids and I drove to Indiana to visit Papa and Grammy. We got there very late Thursday night. We had tons of fun over the weekend. Friday morning Papa took our SUV up to the shop to work on it (thanks so much Papa!) Later that day my best friend Jamie, and her two kids Corbin and Emma, picked us up and we all went to McDonald's. It was so nice to catch up with her. Grammy babysat Ezra so I didn't have to chase him around. Jamie and I actually got to have a conversation while the kids all played! After that, Elijah went to his Uncle Jeremy and Aunt Terri's house for a sleepover. His cousin Alysha sent him an invitation to come over earlier in the week. He had so much fun. Saturday was old fashioned days in the little town of Etna Green so, Papa, Grammy, Adrie, Ezra and I went up and enjoyed the festivities. Then later that night Terri and her kids, Grandma Kay, Papa, Grammy, and all of us went to a fish fry up at the park. It was so nice to visit with everyone. We played at the park afterwards. We had so much fun. Sunday we went to church and then headed for home. We drove home in the wind storm which was so scary, but made it home okay. We had a great weekend, but we missed daddy so much!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Elijah's new "WATER-PROOF" cast...

This is the cast Elijah got put on last Thursday before we went to Indiana. Elijah loves his new cast. He can take showers again! He has to wear this one for at least another 4 weeks. He is doing really well with his right hand (he is usually left handed but this whole ordeal has forced him to become right handed). His movement in his fingers is getting a whole lot better too.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fun with the Kemper kids...

Today I offered to watch Tracy and Scott's kids for them so Tracy could go look for a rental place to live until their new home is built. The kids all play together so well. We love it when they come to play. We had tons of fun. Little Joscie was so sweet really clung to Adrie. She even wanted Adrie to hold her on the couch. They snuggled for quite awhile. It was so funny to watch Adrie be so motherly towards her. She is now begging for a little sister. She said she is tired of brothers. If only Ezra would just snuggle. Elijah was even lucky enough to get some short Joscie snuggles in too!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cincinnati Zoo...

Today we went to the zoo as a family. We all had so much fun. This was Ezra's first experience to the zoo. We will definitely have make a zoo trip more often. Ezra was so interested in everything! He loves animals. It was a beautiful day too. The weather was perfect! I think it was a huge hit for the whole family.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My Camera is broken!

My new camera broke today!!! I am so bummed. At least it is under warranty though. It may be awhile till I get some pictures up and blog stay tuned! I have to use my old camera to take pictures but I have to wait till I get my new one back to post again. My old camera will not transfer the images to my computer.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Adrielle's first day of Preschool...

Today Adrielle woke up very anxious to go to school. She had seen what it was like because of Elijah, and she was super excited that it was her turn to go. She already knew her teachers (Miss Megan and Miss Coleen). These are the same teachers that Elijah had as a three year old. The parents were invited to stay for the first 30 minutes of class with the children. When they got ready for snack the parents then had to make their way out. Adrie had no problems with me leaving. She was so happy to feel so big! I do have to admit I left with tears in my eyes. I can't believe my baby girl has reached this milestone already. She is going to have a great time...I can't wait to hear all about it when she gets home :)