October 25, 2009

At the Park

Ambrose is happy enough in the spica cast. He has little outbursts of fury every so often; it must be very frustrating for him. Diapering and positioning him are the biggest challenges. Thank you to the Cady Family for Ambrose's Cast Cooler; he likes a good vacuuming at least once a day. He is still experiencing frequent vomiting (2-3 times a day) so he's on two reflux meds, but I'm convinced it's more related to the oral aversion and his gag reflex than reflux.

Charlie is a hog with the baby food: cereal, yogurt, fruits and vegetables, meat, anything you put in or near his mouth. He will hardly nurse or take a bottle - he wants big boy food!
Josef is almost always happy and is such a little joy. And he will eat anything too. I've never seen a kid eat mushrooms before! He is talking so much more lately, using and misusing little phrases he picks up here and there (some that we wish he hadn't).

John Paul is really enjoying school and soccer. However he has a hard time obeying the first time, and "if Mommy has to ask all her boys five times, that would be twenty times." He does better if I appeal to his senses of responsibility and purpose. For instance, this week he's the man of the house while Daddy is in Kansas for work.

We're looking to close on our new house in the next week or so. It's more than 2,800 square feet with 4 bedrooms plus a loft, and a pantry as big as our minivan. We're very excited and hope to be moved in by Thanksgiving. It's a much longer commute to work (30 miles versus 4), and we'll wear out our CD player listening to books and lectures and learning foreign languages, but it's definitely worth it considering the space and the price.

That fire hydrant is absolutely going to get run over



  1. Ryan and Gina-

    So glad to see things are going well. We've been praying for you and enjoy getting the updates through the blog. The new house looks lovely.

    Aaron, Jenny, and Anne

  2. WHOA! The cast cooler is the greatest thing I've ever seen! And for just $24.99!?!? I wish I had known about it back in 6th grade when I broke my wrist while walking the gargantuan poodle......Though, I did get a purple and orange striped cast to show my love for the then-awesome Phoenix Suns. (It matched the orange and purple braces I had too...very natural looking, of course).

    Anyway, I'll be in Phoenix in a week - would love to see (and take pictures) of your fam! :)