Sunday, August 22, 2010

Romans 8:28

Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."

This verse is one we have been clinging to lately. With all the questions we don't have answers to yet, we have to remember that we must keep our trust in God; and he will bless us more than we could ever imagine. We are praying we will have some answers soon, but we are also remembering we must be patient.

For now, we are going to live in the present and not dwell on the future. So, here is a recap of this past week. After much prayer and talking, we have decided it is best that I return to my job as a stay at home mom. This is was an extremely hard decision to make, but sometimes we have to do things that we really don't want to do. As of September 1st, I will be home.
Hydie and Daddy Heading Down to the River

Carter now has 3 teeth. He is continuing to practice walking and has mastered getting into everything. Hydie is still the princess and LOVES her dress up clothes. She has recently masted the "big" playground (she use to be terrified of the tunnel slide). Hydie has also learned to count to 15 in order and she is working very hard on her alphabet.

The other night I was giving myself a little pedicure and cutting Hydie's finger nails. After Hydie was done, she decided Daddy needed a pedicure too. I'm sure Carter would have had to endure the "fun" also, but he lucked out and was already in bed. John was a great sport, and he allowed Hydie to work on his feet. He's such a great daddy!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Update Time!

Where has this month gone? Has it really been 3 weeks since I posted? Our simple little life is definitely not so simple anymore. It seems as time is moving way faster now than it ever has before. Hydie and Carter are growing like crazy and Mommy and Daddy can't keep up.

Hydie finally had her adenoid and tubes surgery on July 22nd. She did wonderfully through the 10 minute surgery and complained more about the band-aid on her hand from where the IV was placed than anything. That afternoon she did however begin to complain that everything was TOO LOUD! Our poor little girl has had so much fluid in/behind her ears since she was tiny that she had no idea how loud everything was. She is still doing very well and hasn't had a problem. Carter will be going to his pre-surgery appointment on Thursday of next week for tubes since he also has continuous ear infections. His surgery will probably be mid-September.

The Coast Guard celebrated it's 220th Birthday on August 4th. To celebrate, the MWR provided activities throughout base. For the kids, they filled the gym with inflatables. We also enjoyed face painting and hot dogs. The kids had a blast!

Carter is officially walking with support. This means he is walking as long as he is holding onto something or someone. He is into EVERYTHING and loves to attempt to sneak into the bathroom. Hydie has learned to "correct" him by saying, "NO CARTER, GET OUT!" This is quite funny because our little 2 year old sounds SO grown up! Oh where is our time going? My babies are growing way too fast! Hydie's a preschooler now (bye bye toddler days) and Carter is almost a toddler (there definitely were not enough infant days). SO that's a recap for now.