Early morning cuddles with this fuzzy baby are a very sweet way to start off the morning!
Every three months or so Nora undergoes a routine renal ultrasound which is a scan of her liver, kidneys and gallbladder. It is my understanding that children with chromosomal abnormalities are at a predisposition for developing Wilms’ tumors, which are very treatable if caught early. We had an early morning appointment today.
We’ve never been given too much cause for alarm at these appointments and I was able to breathe easy on the way there. I lost count of all of the instances of 3 birds. One trio in particular had me laughing at the undeniable evidence of God. How could I possibly miss a big male turkey strutting after 2 hens with his tail feathers all fluffed out!! I can’t say I’ve ever seen THAT before! I was too taken off guard to even think to get a picture of those three!
Nora did excellent for her scan and was very, very well behaved! She gets to drink her milkies during these scans and that keeps her happy and occupied.
There were some calcifications that showed up in Nora’s gallbladder in a previous scan. They weren’t any cause for alarm, but something they wanted to keep an eye on. During this morning’s scan the tech explained that there was no longer any evidence of the calcifications. She seemed a little confused as to why there was NOTHING there anymore. God has His hands on her. That’s why!
Nora fell asleep, happy and relaxed on the way home. We were home by 9:45 am.
Shortly after that Greta arrived back home with Nana. It was so good to get my sweet big girl back!! Greta is all better and back to her sweet self!
The rest of the day was uneventful. I went down to the sign company for a little while to help with some filing. On my way back home I encountered two young men building a snowman. It had been a half an hour since the bus dropped them off in that very spot. They must have instantly been mesmerized by a little pile of snow that remained and built a little tiny snowman!
(Ohhhh, kneeee muffins!!! Mommy couldn’t wait to get home to snack on some knee muffins!!!! Mmmmm!!!)
Speaking of unusual birds… I’m totally bummed out that I missed what ever web-footed creature landed on our deck in the snow while I wasn’t looking!!!! What in the world!!??
The sun was out nice and bright this morning! So bright, in fact, that Nora could barely keep her eyes opened!! She’s used to all these dreary winter days and then suddenly this crazy bright orb shows up in the sky making her eyes water!
Greta found Nora a pair of flashy shades so she could enjoy the rest of her baff!
Once again the last remnants of snow beckoned father and son into an all out snowball fight. Nice action shot just before impact:
Nora and I stayed inside while Little Miss napped and the big kids and their Daddy went for a hike down to the creek. It was SUCH a beautiful day today!!!
This evening we met up with Nana and Papa at the Hirsch-Gulasch Essen (venison and goulash dinner). Good company and good German food is hard to pass up! My Dad made SURE I didn’t leave without a generous helping of bienenstich. That’s how I know he loves me! 😉
We got to listen to the Jagd horns which are German horns used in traditional/formal hunting.
So now after a fun, action-packed, exciting weekend we settle back in to our cozy nest only to have Gavin start complaining about a headache. And now all of the sudden, just like that, he has a fever. Can. We. Get. A. Break??!!??!!
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?
LOVE THE LITTLE SNOWMAN THAT GAVIN AND HIS FRIEND MADE. ALSO THE SNOWBALL FIGHT BETWEEN WILLIAM AND GAVIN LOOKED FUN. GOOD PICTURE THE WAY YOU GOT THEM IN ACTION. THE PICTURES OF GAVIN AND GRETA AT THE CREEK IS REALLY GOOD. WE WERE RAISED BY A LITTLE CREEK, AND SPENT A LOT OF FUN FILLED DAYS THERE. LOVE THE PICTURE OF YOU AND NORA ENJOYING THE CUDDLE TIME. NORA LOOKS LIKE A MOVIE STAR IN HER BEAUTIFUL SUN GLASSES, SO CUTE. SHE IS SO USE GETTING ALL THESE TESTS, LOOKS LIKE SHE JUST LAYS THERE AND LETS THEM DO THEIR JOB. SHE LOOKED REALLY SMALL WHEN SHE FIRST GOT HER “BIG” CHAIR, NOW SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE FILLS IT UP PRETTY GOOD. MAYBE THE TURKEYS YOU SAW ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWED YOU HOME. THOSE PRINTS ON YOUR DECK IS PRETTY GOOD SIZE FOR JUST A REGULAR BIRD. HA! HA! I HAVE NEVER HAD GERMAN FOOD, BUT MY DAD WAS STATIONED IN GERMANY, AND HE SAID THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. GUESS WE WILL HAVE TO TRY IT SOME DAY. ALSO RICHARD (MY HUSBAND) WAS STATIONED IN GERMANY TOO. HOPE GAVIN GETS FEELING BETTER REAL SOON. MAYBE IT WAS JUST TOO MUCH OF A FUN FILLED WEEKEND. I WILL SAY A PRAY JUST FOR GAVIN, JUST LIKE I DID FOR GRETA. IT IS FUNNY HOW JUST 1 HOUR FORWARD SEEMS TO MAKE IT GET LATE SOOOO FAST. BETTER CALL IT A NIGHT AND GET TO BED. LOVE YOU ALL GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.
UGH!!!! This sounds familiar. One gets better, one gets sick. PRAYERS!
God performs miracles ……. like removing calcifications from a baby girl’s gallbladder. He is good!!
I had thought of how her kidneys would be doing. She’s getting state of the art medical attention.
Praying for Gavin, sigh. Poor boy. Hope we’re done with catching bugs for this season.
Love the pic of Nornor wearing shades.
I had a vacation from the internet for a while and just got back on for the first time in several months. I have been praying for little Nora the whole time and was so excited to see how she has grown. God is so good! She is such a cutie! You are very blessed. Thank you for sharing your life, it is an inspiration to me.
Praying that Gavin will feel better soon. Your family is so beautiful and I appreciate you sharing them with us. GOD is blessing us all via your family. 🙂