This is for the week of May 15 - 21. Another week another doctor's appointment. We are still trying to figure out why Avalyn is having difficulty breathing. She went to the doctor on Monday, and the ER on Saturday. With doctors and treatments and dishes and school, there hasn't been much time for anything else. I am looking forward to school ending so that we can take a bit of a break. I am hoping that the kids will be well enough to miss at least one week at a doctor's office!
(I know that what we are dealing with is nothing compared to other people. And I know that we are right where the Lord wants us, so I am not really complaining about what is going on. I am just busier than I would like to be. I want to stay home and do nothing, but organize our school things and maybe paint something! But I know that the Lord is in control and this is where he wants us, so I am trying to be satisfied right where I am.)
Sunday: We try to have a special dessert on the Lord's day. Avalyn made macaroon tart shells and chocolate ganache. These are very good and have almost no sugar in them! I am thankful for children who love to cook and especially one that I can hand a recipe to and be confident that it will get made well.
Monday: Our dryer started making a loud noise when drying clothes Monday morning. I had to stop the laundry and eventually took the wet clothes to my mom's house. Adrian took the dryer apart and the kids collected all the money they found. They found over $6! Adrian couldn't find anything wrong with the dryer, so he put it back together and it worked! Way to go, Adrian! I am thankful for a handy husband!
While Adrian was taking apart the dryer, he put the drum in the family room. The kids enjoyed climbing inside it.
Tuesday: My mom watched the kids for the evening so Adrian and I could go out for our anniversary. We went to Macaroni Grill and Georgia Gun Club. We enjoyed an adult conversation and shooting some different hand guns. Georgia Gun Club was so much nicer than the other shooting range I have been to before! I am thankful to have my parents close by so that they can be a part of my children's lives.
Wednesday: Keira's therapy was cancelled on Tuesday because of the weather. The kids and I took her on Wednesday. I got to watch her confidently lead and ride Buddy. She also got to trot for us! I am thankful for Jackie, Keira's instructor. Keira has learned so much from him, and he is kind and thoughtful with her.
Thursday: Patrick discovered that he can reach the water fountain switch! He had so much fun turning it on and off! I am thankful for the simple joys that he shows us every day.
Friday: Mercy was tired at the dinner table, and couldn't keep her fingers out of her mouth. She looked so sweet that I wanted a picture. All she is missing is her "sucking blanket" which she does not suck, but sticks up her nose. I am thankful for sleep! We have been dealing with breathing difficulties in Kyle and Avalyn for over 2 months, so a full night's sleep has been elusive.
Saturday: Though the rain threatened and followed through, Dream Quest had their fun day. We loved watching all the students show what they had learned during the year! Keira rode in the last class so that she could ride on Buddy, the horse she has been working on for the last couple of months. She had such a great time even though it rained during her time in the arena. I am thankful for this form of therapy as it not only helps Keira learn and grow stronger, but it also makes her SO happy and gives her confidence in her abilities!
(I did have better pictures from the day, but I liked this one because you can see how Keira is working to direct Buddy to kick the ball. The different students were taking turns playing "horse soccer.")