Saturday, February 26, 2011

We Have an 8 Month Old!

Kale is 8 months old today. We can hardly believe that 8 months have gone by already. He's sitting well on his own, eating relatively well, can put weight on his legs, but shows no signs of wanting to crawl yet. We think we're okay with that. It will come all too quickly, just as this 8 month mark has. We love you peanut!

Cupboard Rework

Justin is tackling the project of sanding and painting the kitchen cupboards that are not original to the house. The ones facing the kitchen windows, in particular, have significant sun damage that no Murphy's Oil can help. We decided that rather than replace, we'd paint them a deep chocolate brown. So, thankfully Kale is not mobile yet as everything inside the cupboards is currently accessible! Looking forward to posting more pics when the project is DONE!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It is Well

A song that continues to resonate with me and comes to mind if I start to get anxious about things or look at Kale in amazement as he learns something new. It IS well.

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control,
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh the bliss, of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, oh my soul!

And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
even so, it is well with my soul.

It is well, it is well
through the storm, I am held.
It is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well, it is well
Christ has won, Christ prevailed.
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Friday, February 11, 2011

I've Seen Better Days

Our sweet little Kale has been under the weather. He was first diagnosed with a sinus infection. When his ten days of antibiotics were nearly over, he developed a nasty cough and red splotches started showing up all over his body. We trucked back to the doctor and he was then diagnosed with bronchiolitis. He's been doing breathing treatments every 4 hours plus taking 2 other meds. It's been a rough few weeks in our home!
The doctor indicated that the red spots were simply part of the virus associated with the bronchiolitis. The picture below is Kale doing his breathing treatments while sucking his thumb for comfort. He is not a fan of the nebulizer...