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We "want our very serve as HIS signature to all mankind so that all may know His work," Job 37:7

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Fall Yall!

We have really enjoyed spending some good quality time together. E (aka Ethan) has not been traveling lately so we have been able to do a lot of things that we would not have ordinarily gotten to do had he been gone. One was going to a Pumpkin Patch last Friday. Of course, I forgot my camera and have zero pics to show. But, we do have pics of pumpkin carving. First we decorated some mini pumpkins with stickers. Elaina helped Leila while I helped Rin (aka Korinna)
Okay now on to the pumpkin carving. The kids and I have been trying to read all of our fall and halloween books at night. One of our books was about Jack-o-lanterns. This is the design of one of the Jack-o-lanterns.
Last but not least i wanted to share with you what E surprised me with yesterday. A waffle maker. I having been telling Ethan that I have been wanting one for a couple of years. Yesterday Ethan went to the grocery shopping for me. Yes folks, pick your chins up off of the floor. I was beyond swamped and desperatly needed to go to the grocery store. E offered and I wrote out a list and he left. When he returned he had groceries and a surprise. I must admit that Ethan has always been one to pick up surprises, big or small. That is just something he as always done. So I quickly unwrapped it and whipped up some waffles for dinner.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lots of catching up to do!!

Okay so I have had a small set back. I started blogging and then I stopped blogging. I just can't find a way to make it a habit. Any whoo, crazy week last week. Leila has been sick with crazy things. She had a fever virus for 4 days. Then the day that her fever broke she started screaming in pain only to figure out that it was stomach pain. Which lead to the doctor, which lead to ER visit, which lead to the Radiology dept. which lead to a very unfortunate event for Leila, which conclude with the diagnosis of impaction. Yes Folks she was full of POO! Of course, maybe she had been trying to tell me she needed to poo!?

Of course that is not all that has been happening in the Blankenship world. Josiah and Elaina just wrapped up their fall soccer. Which I have to say, I am pretty happy about. I loved watching them play but I am ready for a little break. They did really well and I have to add how surprised I was at Elaina's enjoyment. I really thought she was going to have a problem being aggressive but she did really well and held her own. We saw some improvement with Josiah as well. Now, don't think I mean skills, I mean his behavior. He was listening better, being a better team player, getting along well with others, and waiting patiently for his turn. Here is a good one of him celebrating a goal and one of Elaina who I think had just scored as well.

Korinna has also had an activity this fall. She is playing Miracle League. Her games have been on Saturdays when Alabama has a away game. I talked to her about it tonight she informed me

  1. That she didn't want to play in the spring
  2. It was harder than she thought
  3. She likes hitting
  4. She doesn't like the outfield
I hate to inform her but if she still is not in the theraputic riding program in Birmingham by the spring she WILL be playing miracle league. It is so good for her to have her own activity.
One super, exciting, fun thing happened during this fall. Ethan and I were able to get away on a grown-up trip. We decide on South Florida. I had been itching to go to a South Florida game as well as go visit were Ethan and I began our marriage. It was so nice and relaxing and way to quick.
I had a ton of people I wanted to visit with and a ton of things I wanted to do but there just wasn't the time for it. So if any of my South Florida people are reading I am sorry. I just didn't have the time so we chose to slip in and out quickly. In fact we were only in Clearwater for Friday night and Saturday night. Ethan had a trade show in Orlando, were he had to exhibit that Sunday so we just didn't have the amount of free time we would have liked. We did decide to return again. Soon real soon!

I wanted to show you guys some things that we have done at school but I can't get my video to upload. I will have to work on that and see if I can't get that working. It is super cool. It is Korinna helping Elaina learn her books of the Bible. So sweet!