Friday, July 29, 2011

We're having another boy!!! :-)

Okay..well...actually...ERIN is having another boy but, of course, this little guy will be a blessed addition to our family!!! :-) AND Erin is doing so well with this pregnancy. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

I am so thankful for such a wonderful DIL! Having just the one son, I prayed that we would get a daughter-in-law that just melded with our family and did we ever!! Erin is so easy to be around and just makes herself at home here and allows us to do the same at their home. We are truly blessed.

Anywayyyy...I don't remember if I posted about her previous pregnancy and some of the difficulties that she had but her red blood platelet level would plunge which would necessitate her going on steroids to increase them but she could not stay on the steroids too long because it could affect the baby. Plus, there were some pretty nasty side effects for Erin from taking the steroids.

She had to have her blood tested every week or two, I believe it was.

BUT, so far, she has not had any of these similar problems! Thank you, Lord. She is still having the blood tests periodically to make sure her platelet level is sufficient.

So, though we were kind of wanting a little girly, we're just as happy about the little guy that is on his way!! AND he already has LOTS of toys to play with!!! :-) AND clothes to wear!! :-)

AND in case you are wondering if Ed and I are up to taking care of two little guys, Erin is planning to quit work and be a stay-at-home mommy after this little one is born.

She will still be doing Ebay selling, of course, at which she makes more money than at her 8-5 job at a local university.

ANDDDD, Erin has already assured me that I need not worry about not seeing the babies as much.....I can have them as much as I want them! :-)

BUT, on the flip side of has been so long since I have just been a homemaker and had my days to myself to do as I wish. There are so many things that I am looking forward to doing but, alas, they will wait, while little ones tend to grow like little weeds and we must cherish each stage of their little lives.

What newness and delight they can bring to an ordinary day. Jaylon is soooo aware of everything around him.

We take a walk around the yard most every day, down to the creek to throw rocks. Well, one day he stopped in his tracks, kind of sucked in his breath and his little mouth formed an "oh". He heard something! So I listened, too, and it was an airplane going overhead. I pointed it out to him and he was just amazed.

Over the course of the next two days or so, when we were outside, Jaylon kept hearing these planes going over our house, yard.

Come to find out, there is an airline flight pattern that goes right over our property into Port Columbus airport! Who knew? :-) AND there are alot of them! Airplanes, I mean....going over our property into Columbus!!

We're planning to take him to the airport in Columbus and let him see the planes land and take off! :-)

Jaylon will be spending 3 nights and days with us next week, as Daniel and Erin are taking their youth group to the UPCI Youth Congress in Columbus next week. Perhaps we will take him to the airport one of those days and just maybe stop by and let him see his mommy and daddy for a little while!

Have a wonderful Friday and stay cool wherever you are!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I don't believe I've ever gone a MONTH without posting to my blog since I started blogging and it's not going to happen now either! I just have to get a grip on my time and life! Sheesh!

High-speed internet is now available to us through Frontier(formerly Verizon). We can get a bundle with telephone, internet and DirecTV combined, which we are planning to do once I get signed up for it. I endeavored to do so about a week ago but could not complete the process because of a problem with my browser. Probably the dialup. So, I am going to sign up at the library or at Daniel and Erin's.

I don't mean to whine but I just kind of dread switching everything, meaning specifically the TV. It always seems to be such a hassle but hopefully it won't be as bad as I am imagining it to be. :-)

BUT because of having dial-up, I have almost foregone using the internet at all because it is so time-consuming.

Anywayyyy....enough of all that and my whining and I am just going to DO IT!! This weekend!!
Jaylon is growing by leaps and bounds AND he is talking alot more!! Yayyyyyy!!! (for now anyway! LOL)

Yesterday afternoon, I got him ready to take a nap and he told me: "No nap...No nap". He didn't say it "brattily" or anything, just very simply, "No nap".

Uh, yes. Nap. If not for you, then for grandma!!! Oh, how I love those afternoon naps! How I NEED those afternoon naps!


So, we had another "first" last week. We took Jaylon to Burger King and he wanted to go into the play center.

WELLLLL....he couldn't go by himself.

AND, Lord knows Grandma couldn't go up in there with him. SOOOOOOO, that left one person to go with him. you can see....that person, AKA, Grandpa is kinda tall and could only go so far. BUT how hilarious it was to see him TRY. :-) Bless his heart. LOL

Thankfully, a lovely little girl, Olivia, came in shortly after Grandpa exited and she said she would climb upward and onward with Jaylon and her mother said it was alright with her.

Jaylon was fine climbing UP but he didn't want to crawl across this strappy bridge thingy to get into the car at one end or the helicopter at the other but he did do the slide and climbed up both of the towers AND I do think he took a fancy to Olivia. :-) She was a sweetheart.

Looking back over the month and endeavoring to catch up here on my blog.....we had a nice July 4th weekend.

Daniel and Ed we "whole hog" on the fireworks this year. I mean, when Daniel was still home we always set of a few but they decided to "go big" this year. They were great! We called some of the neighbors and they even sat out in their yards and watched them!!!

We smoked up this valley, let me tell ya and talk about mosquito control! There couldn't have been one left alive when they got done!! :-)

The only negative was that little Jaylon didn't like them at all, so Ed and I took turns taking him to the house and watching from the window in the den.

Other than our fireworks here, we didn't see any others, although we could HEAR the ones being set off at the July 4th celebration in Logan! :-) We laid in bed reading, while listening to them! :-)


We had our annual church picnic on July 3rd, Sunday evening. While I always look forward to the picnic, I have to tell you that I just didn't enjoy it so much this year because it was sooooo hot and there wasn't a breeze to be found blowing!

The food was great. The fellowship was wonderful. BUT the heat was unbearable. I could hardly wait to get home, shower and just go to bed.

I know...I am such a wimp! I don't care. I am what I am.

One very big reason is that I SWEAT! Buckets!! None of this dainty perspiration stuff for me. Oh no. I should be so lucky. My hair gets soaked. Drops of sweat fall from my forehead into my eyes, onto my glasses. AND this happens even without much physical exertion. You can imagine what I'm like if I actually get very physical doing anything. I'm soaked through and through, that's what I am!

So, as you can imagine, I parked myself in my trusty lawnchair, nibbled on some food....amazingly, the heat even kept me from eating very much....... and I guzzled sipped on several beverages during the course of the evening.

My pastor's wife tried to get me to play lawn darts. Uh, no.

How about cornhole? Uh, no.

How about.....uh, no. Bless her heart. She finally gave up and some other ladies decided to play and I didn't see any of them "sweating". I think they all belong to the "daintily perspiring" club. *sigh*

Anywayyyy.....I was so glad when we had been there long enough to say, "Oh, it's been so much fun! We've had such a good time!" and we got out of there into our air-conditioned car on our way to our air-conditioned home!!! (Don't I sound terrible!?!?! But I'm just been totally honest here. :-/)

Oh, but I did fix a lusicous dessert for the picnic! It was a strawberry-blueberry patriotic trifle. It was so pretty and delicious! This is a picture of it from Taste of Home's website but mine didn't look nearly that neat or pretty. I don't know how they got the strawberries to look like that and to be so neat but still mine was okay.

Well, that is all for now but it is good to blog once again! I pray you are all doing well. I will endeavor to get around to your blogs and catch up!!!