Sunday, April 19, 2009

Life Update


Thought I would update since I haven't done so in a while. We've been fairly busy here at our house. We had Ava's party a few weeks ago now and then it just seems like the time flies. We didn't get the news that we wanted on Ethan's scans, so we are pluggin away this week and starting a new drug that came out. We pray that this one works. It's kind of our "plan B" as his platelets were too low to start the one we really wanted him on. We just take things a day at a time. Ethan is doing very well. He definitely doesn't run like he used to, but he has no complaints and isn't in any pain. He's actually taken up a new hobby....fishing. Our good friend has taken him twice now in our neighbor's pond. It has been so fun for him. The pond is loaded so basically all you have to do is drop in a line and you have a fish! Here are some pictures from that day.

I haven't been doing much stamping at all, I'm fighting a cold right now so I haven't really felt up to it. I have stamp club this week so I better get busy....that is usually the only thing I stamp for nowadays. I get such nice little notes from everyone and I really appreciate them. We just have been keeping busy with doing everyday things and I haven't really had a lot of time to post lately.

Hope all of you are having a good weekend....it is a rainy one where we live, but supposed to be sunny and in the 70's this week! Til next time!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Ava Girl!





Ava girl had a wonderful birthday party and is having fun playing with all her new gifts this week. Tomorrow is her actual birthday so I made her a card today carrying on with the ice cream theme. I'm sure she'll love it. She really likes getting homemade cards!



Here are a few pictures from her big day. We had her party at a family "camp" and it worked out well.....none of the mess at our house! (I'm still unpacking stuff though!) She loves to play with her friend Andrea. She is the daughter of one of my best friends from high school and we are still best friends! It's neat watching them play together. Ava's cake turned out very cute too. My sister-in-law made it for her and she loved it. I got the idea for the rice crispy treat ice cream cones from Nichole Heady's blog. She made such a neat treat with them that I had to save the idea. The kids loved these and kept coming back for more.
Ethan is doing very well. He went to school today and had a fun time. He is really into legos right now and plays with them all the time. We have to go to the hospital this week for scans. Please keep Ethan in your thoughts and prayers as these scans will tell us how we proceed next.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy some of my latest pictures. I have more of my kids, but just haven't taken the time to post them......one of these days!