First off, thank you to everyone who has been so supportive during this release week of churched. Your kindness has been unforgettable. If you haven’t yet ordered or picked up a copy of this book, please do so. I know you will enjoy it. Also, once you receive your copy, please take a picture of yourself with the book and email it to me. It will make me oh so very happy! And, go on Amazon and post a review. Reviews make a difference!
Onto other things going on this weekend…
Friday night I came home from work to no water in our condo. Apparently, the water had been shut off to do some emergency work. Which would have been fine except when they turned the water back on, something happened in the pipes of our neighbors above us and water started pouring into our kitchen. Lovely. Our recessed light no longer works, our drywall is going to have to be ripped out, etc. We were able to lift the light out to dry up the sitting water in the ceiling, vacuum up the dust and put a fan up there to dry it out. Thank goodness. Hopefully insurance will cover the expenses. It just stinks though. Especially with Matthew getting ready to travel in a week and a half. Here’s Dan scoping thing out in the ceiling.
We have also noticed that Elias has been coughing a lot and is really congested. Everything coming out of him is clear though. We think he has allergies. The whole kitchen leaking, pushing open the ceiling to dry it out, etc probably didn’t help anything. I am going to call the pediatrician Monday, but the poor baby just can’t breathe well. At our last appointment she said he may have allergies, but they don’t generally test for allergies on babies as young as he is. I am a bit concerned though. He is sleeping right now in his swing with the cool mist humidifier on. I slept in the living room with him in his swing for part of the night. He was in our room the other half of the night. We have been having him sleeping in our room in his bouncer so he is propped up, but he seems a bit more up in the swing and I think the motion is helping him. Does anyone have any experience with baby allergies? Any advice?
Saturday we went to the pumpkin patch and it was a bit underwhelming… It was hot out (85), traffic was horrible, the patch was picked over and Elias seems to have this allergy thing going on, so we just kind of rushed through it. However, we still got some fabulous pictures (which is what really matters, right?). I look forward to next year when he is a bit older. Please be sure to notice his cute baby’s first halloween onesie, which I bought when I was like 8 weeks pregnant and his pumpkin socks! TOO cute. So, here are a bunch of my favorites.
I love this family shot. We took it right when we got there.
I love that Elias is smiling in this one… one of the only ones from the trip.
Sweet baby boy… he didn’t know what to think of this.
Photo opp spot
Elias was NOT a fan of the gourd truck, but oh, my word, I think the pictures of him crying are simply adorable. Does that make me a bad mom? Ha! I was like, oh, let me take one more picture while he was crying. I think Matthew was a bit mortified.
Such a strong baby – holding his first pumpkin.
Sweet baby boy- his momma loves him!
I had to try the gourd truck again on the way out. He was much more agreeable this time.
I love this shot of Matthew carrying Elias. So dang sweet!
Lastly, my Nana (mom’s mom) who has the beginning-mid stages of alzheimer’s fell yesterday and cut her head open. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital and after stitching her up, they kept her overnight for observation. Please be praying for her recovery. She has had two brain surgeries before, so an injury to her head is especially scary.