Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring!

I'm sorry, I've been MIA.  A lot has been going on.  We have enjoyed the Spring like weather with 80 degree temps and beautiful sunshine.  Aah!  I've been taking advantage of the weather, cleaning out flowerbeds and filling full of mulch.  I absolutely love this time of year.  I love going outside and taking pictures of the flowers and trees.  Our Yoshino Cherry, Forsythia and Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom.  The azaleas are beginning to bloom. 

One day last week, I thought it would be a great idea to take the kids to the park.  So I packed some fresh strawberries, a few Hawaiian Punch drinks in a cooler and after picking Katie up from school, we headed to the park.  I think everyone else had the same idea, because the park we went to was pretty crowded.  I brought my book, thinking I might get a couple of pages read.  HA!  The only thing I did was run after Colton because he would either try something dangerous, like jump off of a platform or run straight to the street.  Ugh!  He'll learn what's allowed and what's not.  It's just all the teaching that is exhausting.  Of course, Katie made some new friends and was gone playing.  Of course, the children didn't want to leave because they were having such a good time.  Before leaving, we visited the ducks and geese.  I tried my best to get Katie involved in watching the different types of geese/ducks.  What are their habits and why they do them?  I try to teach my kids, keep them thinking.  Katie hates it, she just wants to PLAY.  She'll appreciate it one day.

Saturday, we took the kids to Jonathan's baseball game.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to actually watch the game for constantly making sure the kids were behaving and staying somewhat clean.  Ugh!  Katie was bored half the time and Colton, all he wanted to do was climb bleachers, throw balls and dig in the dirt.  We took the children because Susan asked to see them.  Guess what?  They won't be going back to a baseball game until Colton is 5 or 6 years old.  Jon's team was playing a double header against Doug's alma mater.  I know Jon's team won the first game, but we had to leave during the second game.
Big Jon up to bat

Colton made friends with Susan's great nephew T

T and Colton are 6 months difference in age.

Katie sporting around in my visor

We visited with Peggy and Millard after the game for a little bit.  We stayed outside as much as possible, it was so beautiful.  Katie wanted to help her Grandma Peggy decorating for Easter.  Peggy needed some help hanging up Easter eggs from their cherry tree.  We made it a family affair.  Doug and Millard drug up chairs and helped thread the fishing line and Peggy and Doug hung them on the tree.  It's fun to do things together as a family, making memories.  The tree turned out to be lovely.
Kids watching daddy play the piano

Katie driving Paw-Paw's mower

Colton driving

Saturday night, the moon was supposed to be the closest to Earth in 18 years.  When I first saw it, it was the color blood red.  Eerie!  Slowly, it turned a deep orange.

We turned off STARZ and subscribed to NetFix.  I just wished we had turned it on last November.  I never realized how many children's shows they have available.  Of course, Katie loves it.  Friday night, we all watched "Dr. Doolittle 2" for our family movie night.  Yesterday, she watched Scooby Doo cartoons. 

Please keep me, my mom and Aunt Mary on your prayer list.  Aunt Mary is back in the nursing home recovering from a UTI and is very weak.  She will be celebrating her 101st birthday soon.  My mom's not doing good according to her last night.  She's back in a wheel chair.  Her left leg is still hurting.  She's to have a miligram done soon to see if there is another nerve pinched.  She's in quite a bit of pain.  I received my results back on the MRI, I had done awhile back.  It appears that I have a very small cyst located on the right side of my pituitary gland.  The cyst is less than a centimeter, so should be treated with medication.  I'm scheduled to meet with a neurosurgeon next week.  My doctor's nurse assured me that just because I'm meeting with a surgeon, doesn't mean that I have to have surgery.  They just want to put me in the proper hands, specialists.  Thank you!

1 comment:

your friends the keyes said...

thanks for the update mirya. i was wondering about you and your mom too. We will keep you in thoughts and prayers. love you guys!