The short take...

We're enjoying a crazy summer (already), before Kate starts Kindergarten (ALREADY!!?) this fall. Our kids are so much fun, and we are SO blessed!

If you want to browse our pictures, you can do so at our new Google Picasa album).

February 13, 2008

Please continue to keep Honey (my grandma) in your prayers - she was admitted to the hospital for the third time last night - they just felt the rehab center wasn't able to really give her the care she needs. But there's a lot of disappointment and frustration with this development for everyone, understandably.

As for us, we're doing well, keeping VERY busy. Our biggest challenge is making sure that the urgent stuff isn't forcing the important stuff aside. The weather is to the point we can start taking walks in the woods again however, which we did on Monday, and it was wonderful!

Kate is just doing great - she's up on all fours frequently now, rocking back and forth, and very confused as to why she keeps pushing herself backwards! But she's rolling over, turning around and manages little scoots, so she can usually eventually get to something that's not too far out of her reach. She had her 6-month checkup last week; she still doesn't like shots (weird, huh?), but she handled them really well this time - she calmed down pretty quickly when they were over. She's up to 17-1/2 pounds now! The doctor told us that as soon as she hits a year, turn her car seat around, even if she hasn't seen us yet; she's quite confident that she'll be easily 20 pounds by then! She started on fruits last night, and we finally found something edible that she's not a huge fan of; pears! She ate them, but she'd still prefer her green beans! She's still got two teeth, still the very happy (and OH-SO-CUTE) baby that you see in her pictures, and still loved more every day by us!

Oh, and lest you think we forgot, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DANIEL!!!