Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
We have also been finger painting - making matching hand prints - painting butterflies - stringing up our projects, and making jewelry out of roses... Stay tuned for some pictures coming this weekend(from my new camera).
Also, thanks to Max's aunt, we have been doing a little bit of directed learning each evening. This week we are working on the letter A, the shape square and the animal cow and its baby calf... Be sure to ask her what the A says, next time you see her!
On another note...
Although not a dangerous situation - a few weeks ago in nursery, I asked a little girl what her name was, and she responded with, "I'm four years old". Every time... It didn't matter how many times I asked her, or how - she could not tell me.
So, I have been teaching K important info in case she ever gets lost. I have seen too many cases where children cannot say there full name, parents names or phone numbers. We have been working on last names of people we know (She has been calling me 'Mommy LeFebvre'), as well as learning mommy's phone number. After that, we will work on Max's phone number and our address. Hopefully we will never have to put her knowledge to the test, but if we do, she will be ready!
Friday, August 20, 2010
These crafts were really fun, but I did learn something from all the messes. KayLynn will be receiveing this washable, color on tablecloth as a gift - as soon as I can afford it. That way, I can just pick it up and dump the mess back where it goes - or throw it in the wash (with no soap, jsut cold water!). I used to have one when I was little and I remember it being very fun.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
We used chopsticks, popsicle sticks, spoons, and our fingers to play in the cream...
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tomorrow starts his 'on call' life as a DO. They can call him in for up to 32 hours a week, so now starts the praying for enough hours!! Once they get the funding - he will be full-time permanent. Please also pray for Max. He is really praying for peace of mind and the ability to do all that he has learned. Starting tomorrow he will be on his own in pods with hundreds of criminals, trying to follow all the protocol that he has learned in the last 5 weeks.
Please pray that the Lord will enable him to do a great job. He is a little nervous, but I think once he gets through the first week on his own he will be better equiped for this job. I am so thankful for my husband and the lengths he is going to, to reach our goals and take care of KayLynn and me.
Thank you so much for your prayers - and please, keep them coming!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
12:00PM ~ I eat lunch. Nothing much, but I work through my lunch because there is so much to do.
7:00 ~ KayLynn gets cleaned up and ready for bed!
7:15 ~ Max and I talk over the day and what we need to do for the upcoming day.
8:00 ~ I turn on a movie on my laptop and go to bed watching it, knowing that when Max comes to bed he will turn it off!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Are you up to the challenge??? I will do it as one of my posts in the next few days.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Remember this cute picture? Yeah, well, dont ever let your kids drink out of the hose. If you are anything like me (Probably you are smarter than me) you have ignored the labels that say, "Dont drink out of hose" because you did it as a kid. We all drank out of the hose as kids.
After finding out that the water in my home is not contaminated we checked KayLynn's most recent blood work and found that her lead levels had already gone down. Aunt Tam had just recently bought a new hose and read the warning that drinking from hoses can cause lead poisoning. When I talked to my doctor he was almost positive that is what caused KayLynn's raised levels. Praise the Lord that this is an easy fix. Thank you for your prayers!! If you want to learn more about lead poisoning please read on...
If you don't believe me about the harm that drinking from the hose can cause, read this article. The articles says, "the water standing inside may contain worrisome amounts of lead and other chemicals that leach from the hose itself. Many hoses are made of polyvinyl chloride, which uses lead as a stabilizer". You can buy safe drinking hoses but they are very expensive and why, when its easy to teach our kids? I will leave you with this...
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The one thing of concern is that she has a somewhat high level of lead in her blood. She is not sick (she has no symptoms or anything). KayLynn is only at a 4.8, 5 being where they notify the state and 10 being where they worry about sever health problems. So, that is good news.
As for now we are tasked with figuring out what in our home is poisened and fixing it. I have already contacted the US Environmental Protection Agency, and we have to contact the Department of Health and the City of Tacoma. We then need to find someone who checks lead levels, and then fix whatever is the problem(s). It looks like there are grants that may help pay for some of the fixes that will need to be made, so I am looking into those.
We are so thankful that the Lord gave us this indicator and that now we will be able to fix the problem before KayLynn gets sick. Please pray for us as we figure how to handle this situation, and for peace of mind.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
It is about - get this - Negotiated Infidelity... It says that men are hard-wired to betray women on the long-term (this I don't disagree with, we are all hard-wired to sin). It says that if we women thought about how men are really made, then we'd be "OK with him having sex elsewhere its a logical way to prevent him from doing it in secret" As if the only problem with cheating is that they lie about it.
But don't worry, she doesn't leave women behind. "But the woman definitely needs to negotiate infidelity as well, especially because that will generate her man's competitive nature. The more lovers the woman has, the more attraction the man will have for his partner."
Is anyone else screaming mad about how immoral and disgusting this is? I mean, this is in the newspaper. Young people are reading this as if it is true and will help them be happy. Ugh!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Played with new toys
But only till 10:00PM because, not only could we not get her to settle down because she was so excited to be campling, but K got a little scared when the cat was walking around outside the tent. The good thing is that this was just a practice round in the backyard - so we just went inside to bed!!
Anyone want to join us for backyard camping and smores??