Thursday, July 24, 2008
My favorite part: watching my husband receive the "Outstanding Clinical Instructor for 2008" award! He had no idea he had been chosen for this honor until they called his name to go forward tonight. He received a framed certificate and a nice gift card, too! The award is voted on by the graduating class and is open to ANY Nuc Med Tech, RN, Pharmacist, or Medical Doctor that has been influential in the students experience over the past year. It is not limited to one hospital, and the students are at 9 different clinical sites during the year. Needless to say, I am proud of my husband.
For those of you who know him, he would NEVER tell anyone about this award or honor. He may be embarrassed when he sees this post, but I'm using this as an opportunity to brag on my husband. He is a humble man. He is a gentle, loving, wonderful man. He is very good at meeting a person on their level and teaching them, be it a student or a patient at the hospital. He does not make others feel inferior in any way.
Typically my posts are about my kids, their activities, and their accomplishments. Not this one. This one is all about My Precious David.
David, sorry if I've embarrassed you! Know that I love you! :)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Mr. Eric watching as Josiah pulls his feet up to the bar he is holding.
Josiah loves to jump into the "foam block pit" at the end of the balance beam.
Here he is doing a forward roll.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Josiah and me (and random man) near the giraffes.
Mackenzie in the lily pad play area.
Josiah also in the lily pad area.
My two kids.
Josiah soaking it up!
Barney and lots of random children brave enough to be up close!
My children...with Barney in the background! :)
Flying to the "Airplane" song.
Two fun weekends at the zoo!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Yesterday he said, "It's tasty!" in reference to his mashed potatoes. I guess the boy likes his food these days. :)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Getting her ears marked and ready.
Ear #2. (Notice the lone tear slipping down her right cheek. She is still smiling, while the tear rolled down, saying, "I'm not crying, Mommy, I'm laughing." Bless her little heart. This is the part where I wanted to cry for her as I know she was trying to be brave through the pain.)
Still smiling, through the tears, with a face begging to be told that it is finished. It was. (She was still saying, "I'm not crying, I'm happy." Poor thing.)
You can almost feel the relief that it is all finished. Note that one glistening tear shimmering on her face!
Aahhh. Now comes the enjoyment...seeing herself in the mirror for the first time with pierced ears.
A proud and pleased Mackenzie! :)
My precious Mackenzie.
It was worth it and she is pleased. She later admitted to only a little pain, but not much! She could not wait to tell all our relatives that she got her ears pierced. We made many, many phone calls today. If you did not get a call and are reading this, no worries...your call may still be coming! Or, feel free to call us...she LOVES to hear how surprised and impressed everyone is about her new earrings. She chose the prettiest ones the store had to offer: pink sparkly flowers! She'll be wearing them for six weeks and then getting to change them just in time for her 4th Birthday! She had just wanted to get her ears pierced while she was still 3, and she did it!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Her observation was followed by all four of us laughing hysterically while all piled into one bed as the kids were "scared" of the noises caused by the fireworks.
Yep, that was one quote worth recording!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Mr. Clean to the rescue! Oh, Mr. Clean, I love you! Your magic erasers work wonders on "erasing" my two year old's NON washable crayola artwork. The door is now as good as new. We are ever indebted to you, Mr. Clean. :)
Now for the carpet...I'm not even sure you can tell in this picture, but the carpet was another canvas chosen by my precious Josiah child. His medium was again purple crayon. I have scrubbed it with some kind of carpet cleaner. After it dries I suppose I will know whether or not that cleaner worked! Wish us luck. Ha.
My words of wisdom for the day: Don't leave your two year old unattended, even for a period of less than 5 minutes, with crayons in reach!