Thursday, August 05, 2010

How can it be August already?

Summer is flying by and it seems like we just got started. Wah...

This will be the summer we remember as being spent at various doctor's offices. Jordan went for a CT scan on Monday to see if he has an ear canal. We are excitedly waiting for results. He sees the surgeon in Sept. to discuss what to do about opening up the ear so that his cochlea on his right side will be able to be in use.

Tuesday we went to the orthodontist with Jillian to get started on braces. She is nervously excited and is scheduled to get them put on next week. Jordan will also have an outpatient surgery next week in an unmentionable area.


And I thought we would be going to the beach this summer.

Today I get to go and have a mammogram..can't wait.

We finally have some grass--not a lot, but enough that we decided it was time to get the kids' swingset and sandbox set up. The kids have been troupers about only having riding toys to play with in the driveway all summer, but they were getting bored.
"Wook, Mom, see what I can do!"

"Me, too! Wook at me!"

Even the big kids like the sandbox. It's a good place to pretend you're on a cooking show.

How many kids can you fit in a sandbox?

Apparently not all of them...Jordan uses all three swings at the same time while his siblings play in the sand.

Jake contemplates his navel.

And last but not least, thank you so much to my friend, Lynsay, for designing a new banner for the blog!


Kim K. said...

I love the new blog banner. Very cool. Looks like a fun sandbox! I'm still in denial that it is August! It's insane at my University with start-up. Give me July again...pretty please!

Lori said...

Love the pics!! And your blog looks incredible! Wow, when your kids are all lined up like that...there's a lot of 'em!! :) LOL

I'm so done with summer. Done. It is incredibly hot and HUMID here. My hair is protesting in every way (and direction). And I'm grumpy. Come on fall, I'm ready for you!!

I'm praying for Lynsay too!!

Ally said...

Love your new look! I cannot even believe the summer is almost gone. It makes me sad so I will no longer speak of it!

Angie said...

Love the new banner!! Some people are just so so! I can't believe it's August, either. I just keep thinking about where we're headed...cold, gray, snow...I really think Jamie needs a job down south!

Merany :) said...

I LOVE the new banner! If it makes you feel any better, I can't believe it's August, either! We started back to work this week! (I work in an elementary school!) Eww.... By the way, you have THE. CUTEST. KIDS. EVER.

Kristin Ferguson said...

LOVE the new banner and look of the blog! Yes, I'm in the WAH stage myself as I realize that summer is basically over and school will begin in less than 2 weeks. We "lost" an entire month of summer over in Ukraine but what we gained is SO much better than those lazy, hazy days of summer!

Let the countdown for Fall begin!

Adeye said...

The banner looks so amazing! Lynsay did a GREAT job.

Does summer really have to end?????

trustandobey said...

Wish you could have joined us at the beach. It has been a good week that I don't want to end. One real week left in summer when we get home. I might need a therapist. Yeah for the mammogram!!!Be praying for the impending surgeries.
Blog looks great!

Cindy said...

HI Karin!
Love the new blog header!
I agree...summer is speeding by way too fast, we just came home from China and it feels like summer should just be starting yet school begins in a week! eeek!
(not ready!)

Anonymous said...

I love your blogs new look! And the pictures are awesome!

Jean said...

Love the banner BUT your kiddos are out of order and I'm tryin to get to know all of them!! There are so many I'm gettin confused!!

Lucky family to have a sand box and swingset!!

Summer has gone by too fast... I feel like I was in China for most of it!