Archive for February 26th, 2009

The annual “look how much my kid has grown” post

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Last year, about this time, I found a recent photo of Anna standing in the kitchen by the sink, and one from the previous year in the same place.  So, this year, I took another photo there, and I’m posting all 3 side-by-side.

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I haven’t been able to find similar pictures of Will.  Not sure why, except that he rarely holds still long enough for me to take a nice posed photo like these.  I’ll have to try to duplicate a photo from last year so we can make the same kind of comparison.

On a completely unrelated note, if you have been feeling in need of a good sinus-clearing cry,  please go visit the blog of a China-adoptive family who just lost their 5 year old daughter to acute myelogenous leukemia.  It is absolutely heart-rending, and I hope that I could manage just an nth of the strength, courage and faith of that family if I were in a simlar situation.  All of my sympathy goes out to this family, and thanks for helping me appreciate our blessings and good fortune just a little more.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/lydialimeieikomiyashita

More Valentines

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The young banana is laying about being very needy after a morning of vomiting, so I’m unable to accomplish anything other than sitting beside her and playing with my computer.  It gives me a chance to put a few pictures up, so maybe it’s not all bad.  The doctor’s office says not to worry yet, so we’re just hanging out.  She’s starting to keep down a bit of Sprite, so we may try some crackers at suppertime.  Naturally, as it is Thursday and my only day off, we had lots of things to accomplish today, so I had to drag the little sick kid all over kingdom come this morning.  We had to go get our hair done early (which is where the barfing adventures began) and then go directly to the bank, in our slightly soggy and somewhat malodorous clothes, to sign some critical papers. 

Since there really hasn’t been anything else interesting going on lately (just boring old stuff like Mama working long hours every day, and Baba teaching as always),  here are a few pictures from a couple of weeks ago.

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Mama got a new hat for Valentine’s Day.  Everyone at church enjoyed it.

2-26-09-4.jpg The kids in their new shirts from Grandma.  They also got lovely boxes of stuff from Auntie Nicki, and Aunt Cheryl, and some great cards with a little green in them from Aunt Ina.  Not to mention all the goodies from mama and baba.  Baba got some goodies too, including a new Wii game to share with Will, a new phone, and a Guitar Hero band set for the Wii.  We’re pretending we know what to do with that.  It’s actually pretty fun, although a bit of a challenge to play along with their rules, when you have a little musical knowlege of your own.

I’m out of witty things to say, so I’ll end this post before I sprain something.