Thursday, July 27, 2006

Missing for Months

Yesturday morning as we were leaving for the park, our neighbor across the street called us over. I was running late and had my hands full, so I was a little annoyed. He said he had a surprise for us. In my mind I was thinking either A- Momma kitty had kittens again or B- Pokey was back. Well B was the answer. As I got closer to the kitty in the driveway and realized, indeed, it was our cat Pokey. Pokey has been missing for probably around 4 months. He is back! Not sure if he will stick around again or not, because he has a new collar on=( I am not sure of I want a cat again or not, my kids were really excited, but I don't miss the litter box or cat hair. What should I do??

Monday, July 24, 2006


Last week Ethan had a follow-up eye exam, he has to go to the eye doctor every 3 months so they can keep an eye on his eye=) Well everything is still the same, his eyes are working together, his prescription is the same, but his right eye, the one with Ambliopia (Lazy Eye), is still being really lazy. If you hold an object in front of him, he will turn his head to look at it with his left eye (the good one), instead of trying to focus correctly with his right eye (the bad one). Ethan will have to wear an eye patch for 2 hours every day for the next three months.

He has been doing really good. We are very proud of him.
The first day I had put the patch on him in the car and Merci proceeded to tell me that everything was ruined because Ethan wasn't cute anymore and now everyone was going to stare at him! It was kind of cute, but I still think he is a cutie pie, even thought I
am a little biased=)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Some Ethan

Today I will post some of my favorite pictures of Ethan Chase! Ethan had so much fun playing on the beach, in his clothes, in his swimsuit, and without either=) Ethan's favorite thing to do was go on the boat. We had a paddle boat, a row boat and the last few days some people let us use their motor on the row boat. We also got to go on our friends (people who have been going to these same cabins for over 30 years, just like our family) speed boat! Ethan absolutely loved it. So if Ethan wasn't swimming you would find him on one of the boats!

Playing in the sand!

Ethan loved to climb up on the dock run around to the water, climb back up onto the dock, run into the water........

See, I told you, he loved the boats so much he just couldn't wait for his clothes=)

My little fish

Monday, July 17, 2006

Some Merci

Today I will post my favorite pictures of Merci from our vacation. We were in Irons, Michigan which is about an hour North of Grand Rapids. We stay in a small little cottage on Big Bass Lake. I have been going to Big Bass Lake since I was a babe, and my mom since she was a babe. It is a nice big lake that has about 200-300 lakefront cabins. Most people only vacation here, but many do live there all year long also. It is a very quaint little country city with many memories and lots of fun!

Like I mentioned before, Merci celebrated her 6th birthday on July 9.
Merci has been asking for a Barbie fishing pole for months now.
I figured since we were in Michigan (the only place we fish)
the fishing pole would be a great birthday present.

This was the only fish she caught, and was scared to death of it!
A 3 inch bass, Just her size.

While in the city one day we pass this cool boucy thing, she really enjoyed it!!

Time with daddy on the diving dock!


Sunday, July 16, 2006

Toe and Monkey

So...last night I was trying to get into my bedroom and there was a lot of stuff in the hallway (we were unpacking) and Ethan was pushing Merci's baby stroller, so I was trying to get around him and I jammed my toe into the wall. It is all swollen and bruised and it hurts=(
And then today after Josh and I put Ethan down for a nap (I went to do laundry and Josh was finishing his lunch in the kitchen) I heard footsteps in the living room, so I went to investigate (Merci wasn't home) Ethan had climbed out of his crib, come downstairs and started playing like it was no big deal. Can you believe it?? What a monkey. I guess we should have known it would come sooner or later. Merci never climbed out of her crib, she was in it until she was 3. He also did it just a few minutes ago when we put him in there for bedtime...and the really funny thing is that he closes his door behind him, like we won't put him back!! Little boys=)

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Home and Happy Birthday

We are home! Vacation was wonderful, but we were eager to be back in our own home!! While we were gone, we celebrated Merci's 6th birthday!! 6 years has gone by so fast. More details to come when I have some time=)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

I will be back

I will be gone for a week or so. I am not sure if I am going to miss my computer or not. I will let you know when I am back=)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Coming Home

We now own a RED 2002 F250! It will be coming home today. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. When Josh took it to Firestone to get it looked at, they said this truck is in the best shape they have ever seen for a truck with so many miles. Yeah God you sent us to the perfect truck!!!

We now need to get this bumper sticker.