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Monday, April 27, 2009

Life Happens...

My wonderful brother in law nathanael, missionary and excellent writer, would have a lovely poem and a touching life lesson about God's love and forgiveness out of this. But ah, I the lowly engineer will just give you the facts...

When Tim and I were on our honeymoon we did a paint your own pottery one long rainy day. I made a large platter which i love because, well, it's cute, but mostly because of the memories of that unique time in our life which can never be replaced and neither can the platter!

skip to today... my sweet cute adorable little son decided to try his own version of the infamous tablecloth trick. his result was the following, and a mother that cried for about an hour straight...

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Heart Aches

Phillies and NFL Films legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas died Monday. He was 73.

Phillies officials confirmed the death.

Kalas collapsed in the broadcast booth before Monday's game at the Washington Nationals, Phillies President David Montgomery told the AP.

Kalas was found by the Phillies director of broadcasting at about 12:30 p.m.

He was taken to a D.C. area hospital where he was announced dead.

Kalas was the voice of generations of Phillies fans.

He called Phillies games for nearly 40 years spanning the entire era of Veteran's Stadium and the opening of Citizen's Bank Park. He started announcing Phillies games in 1971 and announced his last game Sunday in Colorado.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award.

Kalas voiced more than just baseball games. He was known for his narrations for NFL Films. He also did NFL play-by-play on Westwood One.

His classic call "It's outta here" accompanied many great Phillies home runs including Mike Schmidt's 500th homer.

Kalas' close friend and fellow broadcaster Richie Ashburn also died while on the road covering the Phillies in 1997.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kiddo Updates

Went to the nutritionist with Ryan this week. He is still not gaining. He's 20 pounds 7 ounces and pretty much has been since late november. We see the GI doctor again in early may. The nutritionist said that most likely he will say it is now time for a feeding tube. At this point, we're SO tired of trying to get him to eat that we're pretty much ready for this now. It's looking like the best option at this point. That's not to say that this will be easy! :)

As for baby 2, we got the first trimester screening today and the u/s looks good. No indications of any defects. Here's some pics, baby was sucking it's thumb almost the whole time!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Be Careful What You Say...

last night ryan was going to sleep over at nanas, so we told him this and he went over to his car seat and started saying things like... car ride, nana, ready, goes, coming nana! lol. Then nana says won't it be funny when he packs his own clothes, well sure enough as she said that he was walking into his room, opened the drawer, grabbed an outfit and came out saying ready!! coming!! what a character!!