Thursday, March 13, 2008


So, my kids have found a new use for VHS tapes: use them as bricks to sharpen their castle and tower making skills. When they got so high that they couldn't reach the top anymore, Dad stepped in and helped them finish.

Then he did a little trick of his own. I love being married to this big kid!

I took this last week while they were watching cartoons. I'm going to be sad when they don't suck their thumbs anymore. I guess they will have to stop someday, but I just need a little more time!

Our creek has water again! I think we are finally almost caught up on rain for the year. I haven't heard much about our water shortage lately on the news. We've been walking to the creek a couple of times a week now to see the waterfall and the beaver dam. Last week we found fossils on the bank! They loved learning what fossils were and where they came from.

Isn't that pretty. This is our shell fossil, we also found a leaf and a bug.

I will be having surgery in the next couple of weeks. It's an exploratory surgery. I know that sounds crazy, but this is the reason: My kidneys are inflamed (bigger than they should be), and the tests are not clear about why, so it is time to take the next step to figure out what's wrong. I have tried all the medicines and the ones that I am not allergic to just don't seem to help, so I am ready! They said that if they find anything, they will more than likely be able to fix it that day (they suspect some kind of blockage). It has not been scheduled yet but I know it will be soon. I'll try to update you after surgery as soon as I can but of course I will be down for a few days. I am sure I will post a couple more times before surgery, but just in case I just wanted you to know where I've been. ~xoxox, Samantha

PS. I will still be posting my random things next week!


Lady_MSnow said...

I'll be praying for you and that they will figure out the cause. Also...that's a good idea for old video tapes. :D

Artsy Momma said...

I have a thumb sucker as well and I absolutely LOVE it. She though sucks her thumb till the skin splits and then I feel bad but she keeps doing it!

Anonymous said...

I'll be thinking of you! Best of luck with the surgery. Cute kids!

est said...

awards for you :)

Oliver Rain said...

I had a thumb sucker. She stopped cold turkey at 4 after the dentist told her to. She is extraordinarily obedient. I love the pictures I have of her. She had her blankie up by he nose and was sucking her thumb while rubbing her nose with the loose threads of the blankie.

I love the VHS tower. Javier got rid of all of ours a few years ago.

Good luck on your surgery. I will be thinking about you and sending prayers your way.

Steve & Molly said...

Great idea for the tapes, we will have to dig ours out of the box in storage. Fun family night idea! I'm glad you are having the surgery and hope they can solve the infection problem. I can't imagine what you have been going through all this time! I will be praying for you.

melissa said...

I love the bright, cheerful quilt wrapped around your thumb-sucking girls. Did you make it?

Linda said...

That is very special, fantastic.