Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Post #101

I can't believe this is post #101...but wow, it is. Over a year later and so much has happened. What a journey we've been on and the ability to be able to document it this way is unbelievable. I love scrapbooking and really need to get back into it (maybe that is something that I will be able to catch up on while I am home), but this blogging/sharing photos with everyone is great. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.

Well, we are still unpacking the last few boxes...slowly, but surely. John started yesterday with new faculty orientation. He was very excited. We all went to campus last night for a family dinner. Camden was dressed and ready before 9:00 a.m. for "daddy's party". He is such a little character and definitely all boy. I swear he will be our first broken bone (he was already the first to end up with stitches at 18 mos). Just the other day he was underneath the deck looking at a bird's nest and reached up and touched one of the support beams. He ended up with 16 splinters in his index finger. He was very brave and didn't cry at all as John and I worked on getting each one of them out. I thought he had touched a cactus or something as many pieces that were sticking out. The next morning he decided he was going to open a puzzle using a knife while I was in the shower. I was unaware of the whole situation until he came running upstairs with blood dripping all over the place. He wouldn't tell me what happened so I had to yell for Broderick to explain why Camden was bleeding. Needless to say they BOTH got into trouble. Camden had a small cut, but nothing that needed stitches. Of course, it was on the same finger that all the splinters were in.

We went to the Kutztown Fair on Saturday night and the Demolition Derby. Boy, were the boys excited! It was so fun watching their expression as the cars crashed into each other. The fair was small but perfect for the kids. One price admission paid for everything (except food, of course). The boys rode a few rides and Adalynn loved waving to them as they circled around. We ate hot dogs and cheese steaks and had fresh lemonades, Kutztown Sodas, and a funnel cake. Seeing the pigs and cows was Camden's favorite part. Broderick, of course, loved the Derby. Adalynn was awful fond of the funnel cake, as was her daddy. It was a great evening.

They have also enjoyed being able to finally play outside in the water/kiddie pool. After being on watering restrictions in GA for the past two years, this was definitely an exciting moment. Adalynn loved it (despite being a little scared of the huge Spiderman that was attached to the pool). Broderick and Camden also had fun and we got some cute photos. They are all water bugs. We haven't made it to the community pool yet, but with the membership only being $125/family for the year, we probably will join next summer.

Speaking of water, the kids love mommy and daddy's bathtub in the master bath. It is HUGE!!! We put everyone in the other night and they had a blast. Adalynn was very frustrated that she kept slipping every time she stood up, but big brother Broderick was there to rescue her every time. I am so glad the boys love her so much. She has been such an amazing addition to our family. The Lord has definitely blessed us.

And finally...here is the first official room that is completely done. Stuff is on the walls, clothes are in the closets and all is nice and neat. Welcome to Adalynn's first "official" room. (She was in the room with John and I in GA). I really wish it didn't have white walls, but that is to be expected when renting. One of these days....


  1. Your kids are adorable and it looks like you are all having fun! Glad to hear you are settling in and the Adalynn's room looks cute!

  2. Love all the pics so much! Thanks for your warm words as well as I headed back to school....appreciate that. Love Adalyn's room...adorable! Also...love the bikini pics. She is too stinking cute!!! Glad you are settling in and all is well!

  3. Adalynn's room looks perfect! I bet that feels good to have that checked off your list. You guys are so busy, I really hope things settle down for you soon, you deserve it. And hey, that's pretty neat about Adalynn's first surgery and Abby's next being so close in date. We'll always remember Adalynn's "anniversary" for sure now.

    Take Care!

  4. Love the pics of Adalynn waving to her brothers on the ride -- she's so cute! And her room looks great too!

  5. Adalynn's room is adorable! Can't wait to see it in person! Goodness, I feel like they have grown already! Camden's tan is super cute. =) Miss you and talk to you very soon!

    Mrs. Allison & Mr. Michael

  6. Looks like you are getting settled in well. Adalynn's room is precious. Jordan is in our room as well, I can't wait to "girlify" a room!

  7. Reid would love to share anything with Adalynn....especially some hair! : ) I am glad you think Reid's nose looks ok. We think that it has flattened a bit since the stents have been out...but I guess some is to be expected. After all the hard work with the stents...I sure hope to see some gain from them. I am glad that you think his nose looks nice. It is nice to hear. Hope you all are well!

  8. Best of luck on the church hunt. We had a hard time finding one up here also. It is so hard to leave a church you love and find a new one.