Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I'm Still Alive! I Promise!

Hey there everyone! I'm back!

Ok, so I didn't really go anywhere. I only took a looooong blogging break without really meaning to. It just happened. There have been plenty of times over the past couple of weeks where I have sat down to write a post only to be interrupted by some urgent request that *can't wait*.

You know, like dirty diapers.

And then yesterday I had every intention of writing a new post and really wanted to add pictures, but I wasted all my time looking for the USB cable for my camera to upload the latest... I still haven't found the cable. That's what happens when you clean your house, you know.

So, this post really SHOULD be about two things. (The two things that I meant to post about in the last few weeks but didn't.) They are:

Ethan lost his first tooth. Finally. He will be 7 in three months, and I think he was starting to believe he would never lose any! His adult tooth had already broke the surface behind his baby tooth, and so we told him to just keep wiggling the baby tooth to get it out! He finally resorted to using dental floss to hook under it and pry it out. I couldn't watch. I told him that my dad used to tie a string to my loose tooth and the other end of the string was tied to a doorknob. Then he would slam the door and out popped the tooth. (Very quickly but not always painlessly.) Ethan decided to NOT try that way. Can't imagine why...

He now has a second tooth that is loose, right next to the other one that just came out (bottom middle) and of course when I looked this morning I saw the adult tooth already through behind this one, too. So he is wiggling again. The tooth fairy brought him a dollar for his first tooth, and he was so excited that he wanted to take it to school to show his friends. I said no. I told him they've all seen a dollar before and I didn't want it stolen.

We'll see what the tooth fairy gives for a second tooth. It won't be long now!

The second thing I wanted to post was pictures of the girls eating my homemade chocolate chip cookies. I realized that both girls had their very first one at 16 months each, and I wanted to post pictures of each of them eating their first cookie! But I cannot find the picture of Kibby, and I cannot find my cable to upload the pic of Ruby. But I WILL find them! And post them at a later time. Along with the picture of Ethan's lost tooth. And by then I'll have another pic of him with his second tooth out. :)

Of course both of these things really should have been posted a long time ago. So that today, I could just post about the main reason I've been largely absent on the blogger / facebook / twitter scene lately... I've been spending a lot of time lying on the couch. Bone tired. Fighting nausea. Yes, morning sickness to be more precise. Yes, the kind of sickness that accompanies a pregnancy.

Surprised? I sure was! We were certainly happy with our three blessings we already had, and decided that we were done... Well, it would seem that God has other plans for our family. (I'll share more on this later. My couch is calling me again.) However, I wanted to tell you all that we are expecting another little addition to our family in October.

Ethan is hoping for a baby brother this time. :)


Allison said...

AAAH!!! Susan! we are so excited for you! thanks for sharing!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations Susan! You only reget the children you don't it will be alright. God will provide... as He so richly already has! I know it will be adorable...because everyone in your family is...

jpandtheboys said...

YEAH! Congrats... I am so excited.

I completely understand. I don't know when I have written on my blog recently. Although I write in my head. I wished that would count.

Ter said...

Welcome back, and Congratulations!

Bobbie said...

I can't wait! :) Well, yes I can- but I am excited, all the same! :)

Girl Child said...

aww.. I have an Ethan too.. ur family is adorable.. I love being a mommy! ... can ya tell it's bedtime! haha.. arent u always so much more in awe of them when they're sleeping. hehe

Sarah said...

Congrats to Ethan on losing his first tooth! Funny, Caleb (age 3 almost 4) just told me today that he wants to lose his teeth! I don't know where he got that idea!
I am anxious to see pictures of your girls eating yummy cookies!

AND~ Congratulations on your pregnancy! I already told you how excited I am for you~ but I am!! Congrats! SO exciting! hugs*