Sunday, March 21, 2010

Homemade Pasta

Last year Mike got a pasta maker for Christmas but didn't get around to using it until yesterday. First it took a while to find the right flour and then it was a matter of finding the time to figure it out. Well, yesterday was the day. It was a bit of trial and error and at first it seemed like it wasn't working but the more he worked the dough, the better it got and voila . . . yummy pasta! The kids, especially Samara, had a lot of fun helping him. The funnest part was when it was time to cut it into spagetti - there was no shortage of helpers for turning the handle on the machine. Needless to say, we had a delicious dinner last night.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sprained Ankle

So yesterday our little guy sprained his ankle. Yep, that's right, Denver sprained his ankle. Just before lunch, he tripped and was crying. I picked him up to comfort him and then when he was okay, I just put him in his highchair for lunch. He was so tired and started falling asleep as he was eating his lunch. When he was done, I carried him upstairs and put him down for his nap. He didn't sleep for very long and he was crying when he woke up. After a little bit, he seemed okay in my arms and I didn't even remember about the fall before lunch. I proceeded to put his shoes on to go outside and he kind of curled up his toes on the one foot. When I set him down outside to walk, he started crying. (I just assumed he was still tired since he didn't sleep very long). But then I noticed he was holding onto something and holding his one leg up. He wouldn't even put weight on it. When I carried him around, he was fine but as soon as he wiggled out of my arms and wanted down to walk, he would cry.

So off to the clinic we went to get it looked at. By that point he was putting a bit of pressure on it already but still really limping. He was examined and we were told it was just a sprain - most likely not the bone. Phew! Today he's a lot better and can walk on it. I can tell he's still favouring the other leg but it's not slowing him down at all anymore.

These pictures are from yesterday. He's playing with his current favourite toy - the garage and little cars. He was still able to crawl around at that point.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sleepy Boy

So Denver is at that stage where he's going from two naps a day down to just one. Some days he just needs one and other days he still needs two. Yesterday he had a really long morning nap and so I assumed he didn't need another one and he could just go to bed on time at night. He was happily playing all afternoon and didn't seem tired at all.

At suppertime, for a special treat, we let the kids eat in the family room instead of around the kitchen table. All of a sudden we looked over and Denver was fast asleep in his high chair! I guess maybe he did need a second nap. So guess who was well rested and up partying late into the night???

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Happy Birthday . . .

. . . to Samara. Four years old! I know I say this everytime one of our children has a birthday but seriously . . . where did the time go???? We brought Samara home when she was 11 months old - and that was just yesterday (okay, maybe last week at the most!)

Sooooo . . . Happy Birthday sweet Samara. Mommy and Daddy love you to bits and are so proud of you. You bring so much laughter and joy to our family and we are so glad that God chose us to be your family!

We hope you had a good day celebrating the day you've been waiting for since December! (for those of you who aren't aware, all three of Samara's siblings have December birthdays and she felt pretty left out during that month . . . so she's been anxiously waiting for March 4 so it could FINALLY be her turn to have a birthday).

Our thoughts and prayers are with Samara's birthmom today . . . it must be a difficult time for her.