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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

And then there were six!

On Sunday, February 21, 2016, we welcomed Evelyn Rose to our family. 



Evelyn decided that a precipitous birth was the most merciful for her past-due mother. We left the house just after 7:00 p.m. and she arrived at 7:41 p.m.







There was no time for a doctor or my doula and barely time to get into a hospital room. It was just me, four nurses, and a soon-to-be born baby girl! We'd only been in the room three minutes when she made her appearance. 



Michael got stuck at admissions and then had to park the car, so even he missed her grand entrance.




Going home. Monday, February 22 at 8:30 p.m.



Welcome Home sign and balloons!


Cards from the LMCA students!


Malcolm made her a measuring tape so we could keep track of how big she's getting. 



A morning beauty.









We are blessed beyond measure.







Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Late Last Week


It was great to have my whole crew home for a few days late last week. 
Isaac is working on a Star Wars quilt. 

James getting some extra practice in. 

The younger kids worked on their Valentine boxes for the LMCA Valentine Day party. 

Malcolm is always a bundle of cuteness. 

This is actually from this week. Michael made the cover of the newspaper for the summer program he runs for teens. 






Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Still Five...


And waiting. It seems like forever...

Monday, February 8, 2016

Best Valentine Box Ever!!!!


Isaac has his class Valentine Party tomorrow. 
He created this "box" for his valentines. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

LMCA Science

Design and hang a bird feeder for the Backyard Bird Count. 

Awesome job!!!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy 8th Birthday!!!

The sweetest girl ever turned eight years old.

Craft kits, Shopkins, and LEGOS were the requested gifts for this wonderful celebration. 


Macaroni and Cheese, a veggie tray, and chocolate mousse were the requested birthday dinner items. 


You light up our lives with your love. 
Happy Birthday Margaret!!!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Isaac in the Orchestra

On January 30, Isaac performed with the Seton Hill University Honors Concert Band. 




Waiting to go on.




He was the in the youngest age-group allowed and all but one of the other trombone players with eighth graders.