Friday, March 18, 2011

Yikes, it's been awhile

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. We had a busy start of the week, with a trip to Regina to get more supplies for the basement and refrigerator, then the kids and I went swimming, while Brian got to play music with some friends of friends who are a part of a worship band. He has been having a lot of fun playing with them and it was fun for us to all go in.

The rest of the week, my mind was in Abilene with friends of ours who just lost their baby during their pregnancy. Our hearts and prayers go out to them as we mourn their loss.

It seems we caught a cold somewhere along the way too. Poor Dominique is running a bit of a fever, and is feeling really miserable. Looks like we'll be taking it easy until she feels better.

Brian has been making shelves in closets, and desks. We just got doors for the rooms and closet doors too and next up, the most exciting part- flooring, more trim and move in ;) So glad it's almost all done. Some job options are turning up too so we are praying on what to do along those lines.

The melt has started and I had to go buy rubber boots for Ivan today. We got a note from school that it was a requirement as the school yard has become a sloppy mud bowl. They also want us to send extra pants, underwear and socks. Apparently they have already had some mishaps.

Ivan's thoughts on school: he likes recess and hates homework. Doesn't take long for these tendencies to set in huh? He is doing well though and one of my greatest joys is his reading road homework, where I have to listen to him read. It's so amazing! We have more report cards and parent-teacher conferences coming up, so that is fun. I love to hear from someone else how he is doing in his "other life".


Nana said...

Brian, I really like the shelves in the closets. They have so many good uses. What are those "3 pumpkins" doing in that crib. Doesn't look there is any sleeping going on.

jenn with two n's said...

I am glad to see that you are nearing the end of the basement reno! Hope Dominique gets over feeling sick soon. Way to go Ivan with your reading. Immy gets her swimming report card's strange being on this side of things. Love to you. It was good talking to you too. (Our love and prayers go to your friend who has been through much heartache.)

GMS said...

FYI to all -- our passports arrived & we are legal to travel to foreign parts now.
Great pictures and update & prayers are always being offered to our Heavenly Father on your concerns.

Ian said...

Have you read to Ivan the story "Charles" by Shirley Jackson. It is a delightful story but it comes with a warning. I read it to your brother and for several years after he would come up to me and say, "Hi, Pop, you old dust mop!"