Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
In Elmore tradition all the kids got new pj's for Christmas and then headed off to bed to await Christmas morning. Rod had duty the night before so once they got up we waited for him to get home. This is the whole family on Christmas morning.
I think the kids were excited about what they got.
Taniyah liked her new baby. She layed there with her arm over the box for quite a while because Rod wouldn't open it for her.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
She has really gotten into role playing. She loves to play with babies and kitchen stuff so for her birthday we got her a Dora kitchen. She loved it.
And last but certainly not least. She is such a girly girl! She LOVES the color pink, dress up shoes, purses, necklaces and frilly dresses that she can spin in. It's no suprise then that she LOVED the new blanket set that Ahma and Poppa got her for her birthday! She promptly took it out of the package and needed her picture with it! She kept posing in front of it and then running to look at the picture, before running back to pose again!
Friday, December 15, 2006
I had to go up on the stage with him when he recieved his award so I didn't get any pictures of him getting his award. I had to take it when we got home this evening.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
And Taniyah in Makkiah's elf hat.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
As I walked down the hallway Angie's birthmom came out and hugged me. We stood for several minutes, two mothers feeling each others pain at the loss of this innocent life. No words needed to be exchanged as the message between us was clear.
She introduced me to more of the family and to her friends. I was so glad to see so many people there. Angie's teachers from Headstart, people from our church who had been a part of her life, her family, people who loved her, even the detective who sat by her bedside the day that she was in the hospital. I would say that there was at least 80 people there. The seats were filled, the back of the room was filled and there were people standing out in the hallway and foyer. She was defiently a very loved little girl!
I am so very thankful that God gave our family the opportunity to share in her life. I am blessed that He allowed her to stop bu our house, to touch us, to impact us, to be a part of who we are. I am thankful that Our Father in heaven chose our family to care for one of His special angels. We love you Angie. You will live on in our hearts, our minds and our lives forever.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
The website to the game is:GiftTRAP
The photo that they want to use is this one:
If they decide to use it they will give me credit for the picture in the game and I will get a free copy of the game. How exciting!!
Monday, November 13, 2006
I tried putting the felt pieces on the bottom of them but it didn't work.
At Big Lots the other day I found some nice stools on clearance for $20 marked down from $70.
I bought three of them and brought them home.
I put the first one together and it was perfect!
Put the next one together and it was 5 inches higher than the first one!
Looked at the box of the third one and it was 5 inches higher as well. So I had one 24" and two 29". The 29" ones were too high SO I loaded the two stools that were to high in the van along with Taniyah and Makkiah.
Went back to Big Lots and discovered that they had no more of the 24" stools in the style that I had bought SO I traded the two 29" stools for two 24" stools of a different style.
Came home and they were totally different! Two different colors, backs, and seats.
SO I loaded the first stool that I had put together in the van and took it back to Big Lots and traded it in SO in the end I have three matching stools!
Someday I will get motivated and restain them to match the cabinets BUT that won't be soon! I have to say that they aren't bad for less than $100 including stools and the cushions that I bought!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
We are doing the nursery at the church in a Noah's Ark theme.
We took out a door and sink and drywalled over the openings so that there is more space in the room. Now the room has one door and one sink!
Then we painted the grass and sky.
Now we are painting the animals and the ark.
So far I the elephants
The ark and bears are almost done:
When we get more done I will update about it again!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I figured that if she wasn't better by Monday I would make an appt at the clinic for her.
Monday morning she woke up and would not put her head down. I called the appt line and they had no appts but recommended that I take her to the ER as it had progressed to the point of not moving her head at all. They said that if she injured her neck they would not be able to facilitate treating her.
So off to the ER we headed, I called Rod, Marsha and Mom to let them know that I was taking her in. Rod told me that he was transferring peirs and would not be able to come up until after he moored at the new pier. Marsha told me to let her know what was going on as she was stuck at work but would get Will if need be. Mom talked to me the rest of the way to downtown and reminded me to take a picture. Luckily I had a camera in the glovebox so I got one before heading inside.
This is how she rode all the way to the ER. Shw would not put her head down. We got there and it was empty. They took us right back and assured me that it probably was just a muscle spasm.
They asked lots of questions, looked her over from head to toe, back and front, asked more questions, looked her over again and then decided to get some x-rays of her neck. Their two main concerns were the nasal discharge from her nose as they said it could be the sign of an abcess in her neck. The other concern was a fracture of her vertebra.
Had the xrays done and waited. The best part of being in the ER - NOT! After waiting I was told that the xrays looked normal and we were waiting for a final read. After another wait they changed their minds. The radiologist thought he saw something suspicious looking on her C1 and C2. He wanted a CT scan done so they put in an IV and she fell asleep. While sleeping they taped a rolled up towel around her neck so that she couldn't move it. They decided that she did so well getting the iv in (it was solely for the sedation to do the CT scan) and the fact that she was asleep that we would try to do the scan without sedation. If we could do it without sedation then we wouldn't have to wait the 7 hours since she last ate.
So we headed up and did the CT scan. Taniyah did awesome! She laid on the table and did not move! She didn't budge. They did the scan and within 15 minutes of getting there we were headed back out again. Back to the ER anyway.
When we got back from CT will was there. Marsha had called him and he left the class that he was in to come up and sit with me. About 30 minutes later, Rod showed up. Then they moved us to a different room. After 8 hours in the ER Taniyah was declared to have a MUSCLE SPASM! They said to give her motrin and follow up with her ped. if she wasn't better in a day or two.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
We put a shelf up above the changing table for wipes, lysol, and changing table covers.
This is the back of the door out to the sanctuary
The other part of the west facing wall.
The window looking out into the sanctuary
The big spot on the wall is for the flat screen tv that we would like to get in this room.
We frosted this window so that people outside can't look in.
A close up of the treasure chest with mirror in it.
The paint on the bottom part of the wall is sand textured.
Monday, October 16, 2006
He did a great job and the message was excellent.
We were blessed to have many of our friends come out to join us - Will & Marsha and kids, Joe, Linda & Kelly, Jesse with Cadence, Cindy with her kids, and Daleen with her kids.
For those who would like a DVD they will be available in two weeks and cost $8.
After service I took pics and played around with it. Here is the result.
Here is a picture that Ladaria took of Rod and I. I didn't do anything with it.
Friday, October 13, 2006
It was for the Make a Wish foundation and chronically ill kids from Balboa.
There were only a few kids from Balboa that made it but we still had fun.
If you click on the first picture you can see the slideshow of pics from the airshow.
After the show the pilots came and signed pictures for the kids and took pictures.
After 5.5 hours we were headed home and Taniyah was tired but she was not going to let loose of her paper.