Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The kids have been thoroughly enjoying their summer break. Lots of time spent in the pool and on the slip'n slide. They are loving life. Of course, they are the only children I know of whose father runs the hose from the kitchen faucet to give them warm water, rather than using the water from the outside spigot. They are soooooooooooooooooooo spoiled that way. Also notice Brendan's technique on the slide - he makes his father slide him (so does Katie). He goes further that way ;o) . Wouldn't it be fun to be a kid again - especially with a Dad like Tom.

Marc called from Alaska - he is enjoying his job so much. They got a fun group of guests in this week. Some guests he's guided once before (during his first year). He said they are all great guys. I miss him more than I can say, but he sounds so happy when I talk to him that it is hard to complain.

Sean is scheduled for surgery on 7/12. Please pray for complete healing this time, if you don't mind. This is his last attempt to avoid having his wrist fused permanently. If this one doesn't work, they have no choice. They are going to go in and scrape the bone out, remove all of the crumbed pieces of bone floating in his wrist, and graft a large chunk of bone from his hip into the wrist. I can't be there for the surgery (nobody to keep the little ones for me).

Brendan's last regular season baseball game is Saturday. He plays tonight and Saturday morning. We spent all morning at the ball fields trying to help him get over his fear of the pitching machine. I think we succeeded!!!!!! It was a rough couple of hours though. Poor kid. When we first got there, he would flinch when the ball left the maching. He was so afraid. By the time we left, he was hitting with no problems. Hopefully his streak will continue through tonight's game.

Katie is talking more each day. They are building a couple of restaurants at the mall so there are piles of dirt in the parking lot. The other day we drove by and from the backseat we hear, "A sandbox - cool!". Tom and I couldn't help but laugh. She is so observant and talks up a storm. It isn't always easy to understand her, but SHE knows what she is saying ;o) .

Tom's schedule has eased up a little bit lately. We are getting ready for our trip to Winter Park at the end of the month - can't wait. Tom is taking his clubs, I'm taking my scrapbooking stuff, and the kids are planning on which games and movies they are going to pack. It'll be a nice trip.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday today. We are so thankful for our country and the freedoms we enjoy. We are so blessed.

Keep cool!

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