Saturday, October 6, 2007

It's been awhile...

Sometimes when I don't have anything exciting going on in my life, I just don't share the day to day stuff. But I have decided (and heard many comments) that I need to update my blog. So, I've decided to just to share what is/has been going on in our lives lately! :)
  • Drew is now in pre-school. He goes twice a week (Tue/Thur) from 9-11:15. He absolutely loves it. He goes to a Christian school and is learning so much. The other day we were driving down the street and he said, "Mom, where is Noah?" I said, "Noah is right beside you." He said, "Not that Noah, the Noah from the Ark!" I thought that was super cute and perceptive of him! He is always blowing us away with the things he says and does. His imagination must really be developing at this age....he cracks us up several times a day. We personally think he is a genius, but what parent doesn't think their child is a genius?
  • Noah is just as cute and just as smart as Drew. He says several words (most of which only Michael and I can translate!): daddy, mommy, doggy, thank you, shoe, cup, dew (short for Drew), go, bye-bye, banana, night-night, let's go, hi, and many more that I just can't think of right now. When he doesn't like something, he fervently shakes his head no and uses his arms to make an X in front of his body. He only has 7 teeth, but I'm pretty sure a few molars on the left side are trying to make their way through the gums. He's been pretty cranky the last few days and there are definite bumps there. Poor guy! He is our independent child...he will do anything and go anywhere all by himself. He also bumps his head more than any kids I know. I guess the second child learns to be rough and tough at a young age.
  • Baby #3 is doing well. He (we'll just refer to it as a "he" for ease in typing!) moves around a lot and likes to kick really hard. At my last appointment, he was measuring big. You can pretty much tell that by just looking at me. I feel massive! At my 19 week ultrasound, the technician noticed that my placenta is low-lying. They are doing another ultrasound this Wednesday to check to see the location of the placenta now. They are most worried because at the last ultrasound it was anterior (in the front) and right where they need to cut for my c-section. So please pray that it moves away from that area!
  • Michael is doing well. Just busy, as usual! He cleaned our room yesterday from top to bottom. It's so nice...I mean he did everything...cleaned his closet, cleaned the drawers of his dresser, washed the windows on the inside and out, vacuumed the vents, cleaned the floor boards, vacuumed the ceiling fan...everything! We just enjoy going in there now because it is so clean! I want him to do every room of the house now! :) The youth group is going well. The students are great and keep us busy, which we love!
  • I am doing well. Just loving what I do from day to day. I'm involved in a Beth Moore Bible study right now that I am loving. She is an amazing teacher of the Word and I have learned so much about God and His love. I also volunteer in the youth offices one a week helping Michael stay caught up and random tasks. I really enjoy it. Michael and I are involved in an adult small group that is awesome. The group is about to start Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University." That should be interesting! We like Dave Ramsey and his principles and have already applied a lot of his ideas to our finances. Hmmm...what else about me? Nothing that I can think of right now!
I'll try to post some new pictures soon! Well, that's about all for this update! :)


The Jacksons said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this update! It's nice to hear how everything is going since you are so far away! I miss you!

Jessica Smith said...

Hey! I don't really have anything profound to say....I just thought I would say hi I guess. We miss seeing y'all! Also, you might have heard it from the Stigers already but, we are probably staying in China for an extra couple of years. It's not 100% yet so things might change. Either way, we are excited about the prospect of staying here. We will see what happens.

Give the boys a kiss for me...Drew and Noah anyway. Don't think I should be kissing your Michael, even through you. HaHa.