Monday, September 14, 2009

Lots of Happy Days!

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We got home from Ethiopia and I rested quietly for the next week, lounging in bed.  I just have a luxurious life like that.

Not really.

I did spend a week in bed, but I was super sick.  ugh.

Once I bounced back, we jumped right back into our busy life.

Our little man is doing so well.  He’s sleeping through the night – YAY!  And, he’s already showing signs of attaching.  It was so sweet on Saturday – Tony took the kids to his company picnic for a few hours and I stayed home with a sick Ellie girl.  When they came home, little man grabbed me and squealed while he started smacking and slobbering all over my face.  I love that!  I forgot how wet babies are.. and in so many ways!

Then, our baby girl Bear turned six on September 10th.  She’s totally enjoying her new role as big sister.  It’s been fun watching a new side of her personality come out.

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Car’s birthday is the very next day.  September 11th is quite a day for us.  Eight years ago, as we all sat astonished by the events going on with the terrorists, Car made his way into the world.  He brought great joy to our family and friends that day, and still does.

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Now, we get to add the Ethiopian New Year celebration on September 11th.  I refuse to bake a third cake in two days for it though!  We’ll have to start a tradition of eating Ethiopian food for dinner sometime that week, so Car can still choose his birthday dinner.  They do not use the same calendar we use here in America, so…Happy 2002! 

12 comments:

Tisha said...

What a busy week... how fun!!! I am glad that you are feeling better. The pictures are great...

missy said...

so glad things are going well. love the pic of the kids. so much to celebrate around your house!

Tara said...

hi!!!! how is your sweet little boy, i can't believe he is sleeping throught the night, i am feeling old, haven't had a 4 yr old in 14 yrs!!!! and yes she finally likes dan, she loves my boys and her sister, she is very active and the center of attention, you must be very busy!!!!!!!!!!!! miss you guys

Cory and Margaret said...

What a wonderful family pic! :) Congrats on your little man and happy birthday to your two kiddos :)

Sara said...

Yay for the update and pictures! :) I love that one of your sons was wearing a Spiderman costume for one of the birthdays. We do that kind of silly stuff too. :)

I am so impressed that the little guy is sleeping through the night!! :)

mandi said...

i was thinking about you guys on the big birthday week.
love that sweet family of yours!

The Hull's at #4 said...

What a lot to celebrate!! So glad everyone had Happy Birthdays and that the littlest brother is attaching and SLEEPING YEAH!

casskarj said...

Great to hear someone is getting sleep!=) And glad you're feeling better! What a lovely family you have. Many blessings!

Kristi J said...

What a cute pic of all 5 kids...precious!! Sorry you were sick..was it food?? or did you catch something on the plane?? I can't believe your baby is sleeping through the night..LLM is up all night :) congrats, kristi

Maria and Family said...

Oh you poor thing! So sorry you were sick. I feared getting sick ...but I was spared ;) Happy Birthday to your kiddos! and baby kisses...oh my PURE JOY !! T gives me the best open mouth wet kisses ...YUMMY :) so glad you guys are doing great. We DO need some pictures though. (hint hint:)

casskarj said...

I cannot believe that poor guy cried those 12 hours. Mark and I were absolutely sick for him and you on that first flight! Although for our 16 hour ride home, it was me who was nearly in tears for the first 12 hours! I think it's a lot like child birth, not going to do it again until I forget the pain!=) Oh I hate air planes!

Sara said...

Okay, well...I know you have 5 kids and all, but MORE PICTURES PLEASE! :)