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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Its Not 2001 Space Odyssey But it is an Adventure

Well, surprise everybody. It sure was to us. Number five is on the way. We went to the midwife today. We are not sure about how far along Tiff is but she could be as much as 10 weeks. The due date right now is April 16. That is subject to change. We are going for an ultrasound next week to get a better date. We have known for a couple of weeks sorry to keep it a secret from you but we have been trying to get our minds around it. We are starting to get excited now. The rest of our big news is that we are applying with Wycliffe Bible Translators. We have had two meeting with them so far. We are starting the application process. There is a training session in January that we are trying to make it into so we are really having to push hard in the application process. On top of this new news and my regular school and comprehensive exams that will be coming up. There is never a dull moment around here. Give us a call.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Silas' 1st birthday

Silas' first birthday was this Past Saturday. Grandma and grandpa came up to celebrate it with us. We had tacos for lunch and yellow cake with chocolate icing for desert. Silas was as interested in beating the cake as he was eating it but he finally got the hang of it and picked the cake up and bit it. He didn't have much trouble figuring out how to open presents. The problem we are having is that ever since then he has been tearing up every piece of paper he comes in contact with. His two favorite presents are a microphone that makes your voice echo that Mae gave him and a walker from everybody. He had shown no real interest in walking until he got the walker.

He is going all over the house now. We continued his birthday on Sunday with a visit to Chicago. We rode the train down and took the free trolley to Millennium Park. We took in all the modern art there. From there we walked to Navy Pier along the lakefront. It was a nice walk and something that we had not done before. It was a long day and everyone was exhausted by the time we got home. Matthew is going back to the doctor Thursday. They will be taking off his cast and removing the pins from his arm. He will get a short cast that will be waterproof. He is really excited about that. Isaac has started a new job as a cricket rancher. He and I built a cricket cage and caught some crickets in the yard. He disappears periodically and we find him in the garage staring at the crickets. Mae has started school again and I am amazed at how well she can read and spell. Hopefully she will follow in Tiff's footsteps in that respect.