Tuesday, April 28, 2009

California Visit Great-Grandpa, Knotts Berry Farms and a Wedding

Sherman and Shermie went to California on Wednesday of this last week for Spencer and Sarah's wedding. Here are some of the things they did. On the first day Sherman was great enough to take Shermie to see his Great-Grandpa Behan at the Alzheimer's home that he lives in. Great-grandpa was so happy to have them come. He may not have remember who they were exactly but he knew they were his and that they were there for him and that is what mattered. It is so nice to have a husband who will go out of the way to see my grandpa without me. It really was a big deal to him, me and my mom. (and Shermie) So thank you, honey, I love you!
After, they went to an aquarium and saw some cool fish. This picture of Shermie in a bubble made me laugh so I had to share it.
Thursday was the day Shermie had waited for the most. KNOTTS BERRY FARMS and the roller coasters! He and his dad got there when the park opened and hit every roller coaster they could. In the whole park there were only a few they missed because they were closed temporarily do to an earthquake which they did not even feel. I was told Shermie was a roller coaster fanatic and couldn't get enough of them. Shermie said the log ride was his favorite. The last ride he went on was a pewk ride with Spencer. Some how while riding it he hit his harness and dislocated a rib from the sternum. Luckily it really isn't to serious and doesn't hurt him.
Friday was Spencer and Sarah's wedding. Of all the thing I wanted pictures of this was at the top of the list. This is what I got. Oh, well. These are good too. Congratulations to both of them and best wishes.
Saturday they spent at the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. Shermie had fun in the water and flying a kite on the beach. On the pier they had rides, games and a lot of other things to keep them busy.
We are glad to have them home, though we had our own fun too. While they were gone, Tuffer had a "Bees and Butterflies" program at school (pictures later). He did a great job.
Matthew had a baseball game Saturday morning and he got a hit. We also found that he swings better left handed.
Then Saturday night Matthew starts screaming in pain, that his chest hurt. He literally could not move it hurt him so bad and he is very tolerant to pain. This was not like him at all so I called one of my AWESOME home teachers over to sit with my other two and rushed Matt to the emergency room. (thank you, thank you, thank you, Clark for doing that!!!!) After some blood work and an X-ray (that Matt thought especially cool and they printed him a copy of it) they determined he had pneumonia. You can see it is the whiter section next to the heart.
And the fun doesn't stop Monday we had two (Tuffer and Shermie) dentist appointments and a two (Matt and Shermie) doctor appointments. Today I have a doctor appointment and Shermie has another. Fun, fun, fun.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Pictures

We had a good Easter. In the morning we had breakfast with Gramie and Pop pop, hunted for eggs then went to church. After church we hunted more eggs and then ate with Grandma and Grandpa. I love plastic eggs and so do the boys after finding them all they spent several hours re-hiding them for each other. Easy entrainment.

Any day I don't have to cook and the kids are happy is a good day.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Boys' Birthday Follow Up

Here are the birthday parties in review. Shermie was very excited to find out that he was going to California with his dad and was getting to go to Knotts Berry Farms. We heard everyday how many days were left before he went.
Nicholas was just happy to have cake (make that two cakes) and it be all about him. He also loved getting presents. Now we have to hear about what he wants for next years birthday.

Then there is my little Matter-nut, who was so ecstatic to get his very own tool box with REAL tools (thanks a lot Pop pop). Now we have to be careful when we go to sit in chairs or close a door because we never know what has been "FIXED". Matthew loves taking his tools to work also, so he can help Pop Pop fix the cars. Last Friday he fixed a go-cart and got it running with Uncle Sean's help. He has to be the only six year old I know who would appreciate and be thrilled to get tools for his birthday.

The Birthday Bonanza is over for now but next year we will be having four instead of three birthdays in a row.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

6yrs, Matthew Steven

Happy Birthday Bean! Our little "Boss", Matthew likes to be in charge. He has a happy, fun personality and a laid back attitude (as long as thing go as he thinks they should).
Don't let the Tough Guy persona fool you he's a real lover.
I went into labor with him at about noon. The weather outside was very nice so I spent a lot of time walking back and forth across our backyard as I talked to our neighbor Terry and her birds (she had a macaw and cockatoo that liked to sit on top of the chain link fence).
Sometime around 6:30 0r 7:00p.m. we decided that the contractions where close enough to go to the hospital. Gramie and Grand-ma met us there and stayed while Matthew was born. He came out at 9:48 p.m. (not sure which felt worse his head or his shoulders). He was the biggest weighing in at 9lbs. 6oz. and 20.5 inches long.
With Matthew it's always full force. He is a very likable kid and we are grateful to have such a strong little charmer in our home!
Love you, Matter-Bean!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Folded Up Tight

I don't think you can get any more folded up than this:Her foot in the back is by her face and she has hold of it with her hand. The knee of her other leg is in front of her mouth with her arm wrapped around the back side of it.

She has hair!... and lots of it. I was surprised to find that you can actually see the hair on an ultrasound but here it is. If you look around the edge of her head (the circle) you can see the white cloud looking fringe and that is the hair. The arrow helps too. 34 weeks and counting.