Monday, August 25, 2008


We use the term "owie" with Josh to describe anything that is, well, an owie! A couple of weeks ago, Josh got a pretty big owie. He got bit on the nose by a dog. I'm not going to go into any of the details about who's dog it was and where. We've dealt with the matter with the dog owner.

The important thing is that Josh is fine. The bruising below was completely gone after a couple of days and there doesn't seem to be any emotional bruising. Josh is completely fine with Nikita, still giving her unprompted pats and hugs. I think mommy's emotional bruising lasted longer! I definitely won't forget this for a long time. It's the worst feeling in the world when your child gets hurt.

I guess I'm posting this as a reminder as Josh gets older that he will have many owie's along the way. How else will my hair go completely grey?! The most important thing is that he comes out okay in the end and that we're there to love and comfort him.

P.S. Please ignore the california roll all over his face!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

where in the world are the van dop's?!

I haven't posted in August because we've been a bit busy! This is what we're working on...
You can tell we're not done yet (look on the left). In fact, we're only half way there! Ugh! I'll post more about this and other stuff we've been doing in August once we're done with all this painting!