Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I guess somedays are a little tougher than others when you are the newspaper boy.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Elijah has never had so much energy or looked so healthy. He has gained 5 pounds in 8 weeks and his skin has color and a healthy glow.
We thank God so much for taking Elijah through this hard time and getting Elijah the help that he needed to get better. We know that he will get sick again if he comes off his medicine, but we are just so happy with his current state.
Right before dinner, I sent the kids outside to burn some energy. Five minutes later Jonah busts through the front door to report, "There is a wild dog in the backyard and it looks like it would be good with kids." Second later the phone rang and it was mom, "Come see what the kids found in the yard."
My first impression was that she was a boxer puppy. But after getting closer to her I realized that she wasn't a boxer, just colored like a boxer. Her fur is more like a lab and her temperament like a 1 year old puppy.
Apparently this little, hyper dog came storming out of the woods while the boys were playing on the playground. She was covered in fleas and ticks and didn't have a collar or tag. She responded quickly to the command to "stay down" and seemed like a very sweet, good-natured dog. Dad came over and took off her ticks, while I got some dog shampoo and we washed her in the back yard with the hose and gave her a flea treatment. (I probably got 25 flea bites on my ankles during this bath.)
We put her in Mom and Dad's fence and went to eat our dinner. Jon got home around 7:30 and we walked him over to Mom and Dad's to meet the dog. He was not too sure what to think or feel about it (after a long afternoon of counseling), but we knew was a good dog and pinned her in our backyard for the night. We will see what comes of it.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tonight, Jon organized a team to go to the house of Jonah's tutor and clean up her yard. She is a widow and does not have the strength to do heavy yard work, but her house is set back in the woods and she needed some things cleared out and cleaned up. So Jon took the boys to help. They had a great time. This is them when they got home.
Monday, July 5, 2010
No fireworks for us, we were all in bed by 10:30.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
And then there is Malachi. Right after we got to the pool, he was sitting on the steps (with his life vest on) and fell into the water. Jonah found him (I had turned my back to help Ezra--after all Malachi never even wanted to get into the water) swim -- dog paddling -- a few feet away from the steps. Needless to say, he didn't touch the water again the whole day.