Monday, August 25, 2008

Random Update

It seems that the much anticipated "break" I was going to get when Grace started school, isn't as much as I would have thought. I am now officially Sam's main playmate. Not that I don't enjoy playing, but I was hoping to get a few things accomplished once school began. I have been getting a little cleaning done in the basement, since that is where Sam likes to play. I have been turned on to a really great website, http://www.freecycle.org/, that lets you list items that you would like to give away. I have been weeding out some of the unused items in the basement and listing them on the site and within hours, someone comes to the house and picks the items up. I just leave it sitting on the porch and no hassels or anything. It is great, because it allows me to get rid of things a little at a time. The group is set up for specific cities, across the nation, check them out in your part of the world!

We are currently in the process of hiring a contractor and buying the materials to remodel our bathrooms upstairs. Hopefully, we will have them wrapped up before the end of the year. It has been fun to make this home our own over the last four years. Not sure how we will fare with having a bathroom unavailable (especially our only tub), but we will manage!

This fall has been and will be full of changes. Please pray for me that I can adapt and figure out my place in everything happening around me. I hope to post at a later date some of the specifics about all of the changes happening.

Here are a few pictures from our day picking peaches and apples at Roger and Deanna's. Thanks to them for letting us pick and eat of their fruits, and much play time in their beautiful yard. The kids loved climbing the trees to get just the perfect one, and Nate really enjoyed climbing in and out of the trailer again and again as you can see from the video.

Notice about halfway through the video, Nate's finger pointing, then his right hand waving. This may not seem much to you, but it is these little things that we celebrate in his progress. We work on things like this with his therapists and we have really been seeing so many new things the last couple of months. It is so cute!

2 comments:

Brian and Nicole said...

Kelli
Love the pictures and updates. Another great site is http://kansascity.craigslist.org/ to get rid of things or sale them too. The kids look great!
Nicole

McTriplet Mommy said...

Hey, Kellie! I had no idea you had a blog! Thanks for leaving a comment.

Your daughter looks SO much like you - the kids are so cute!! :)

Hope to see you at church soon! :)

Take care,
Kara