Monday, August 31, 2009

Please Pray for Levi

We had to bring our little one in for a weight check on Sunday at the hospital. His temp was low and could not be brought up. After a discussion with the neonatologist we decided to have him admitted to the NICU.

Right now all signs are pointing towards some sort of infection but we don't know what. He is receiving 3 types of antibiotics in hopes that we are already treating whatever is wrong...once we find out what it is we can reduce the amount of antibiotics he is on.

My heart is very heavy. I know what a healthy baby is supposed to look and act like and my little one is very sick...very lethargic...won't nurse...barely cries. I am spending my days with him, away from my other six....the nights at home with six of my little ones, but not the seventh.

Please pray for complete healing for Levi. Please pray that we could bring him home again soon. Pin It Now!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

He's Here! Baby # 7!

Baby L was born on Tuesday, August 25th
6 lbs. 15oz.
19 1/2 in.

We're just home today and all is well! I promise to give more details when I've slept!!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wonka Chocolate Tour

What do you get when you have yummy chocolate, a little bit of education, and a 36-week pregnant Mama wearing a 14 month old in a hip sling and trying to manage 5 other little ones? ...A fun and delicious homeschool field trip, but very few and very blurry pictures.


The Melting Pot is a very expensive but very good fondue restaurant that my husband will occasionally take me to for a fun date night. (Think...once or twice a year for a really special occasion.) They recently hosted a Wonka Chocolate Tour at their restaurant as a benefit for St. Jude's Hospital Cancer Research at only $5 a child. We couldn't make it that day but were thrilled when we got an email from another homeschool mom who was organizing a field trip with The Melting Pot to do the same thing. It was especially a timely fieldtrip for G8 who just finished reading Wonka and the Chocolate Factory a couple of weeks ago.

First, the kids had to sign the Wonka Contract promising to have fun. They all received Chocolate Melting Bars...and G8 got a golden ticket! (It was a gift certificate worth $25 to The Melting Pot.) They were then greeted by Wendy Wonka (Willy's sister, of course) who led us through the doors.

Our first stop was at the edible wall paper...yeah, really. Plastic tablecloth was taped to the wall and each child got a chance to taste a spot...which was thankfully then covered with a sticky note to prevent double-licking. I'm assuming by the kids' comments that lemon juice has been squirted on the tablecloth.

Then we all received a short chocolate history lesson and learned about the different types of chocolate...getting to sample dark, milk, and white chocolate as well as chocolate milk.

The kids really enjoyed the mad scientist who set the chocolate on fire.

Coincidentally, the Flaming Turtle Chocolate Fondue is one of Chad and my favorites!

The last stop was the Chocolate Room where the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film played in the background and we all enjoyed dipping strawberries, brownies, and marshmallows into creamy melted chocolate.

Homeschooling is so much fun! :o)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sale on our website

Baby sale

Our seventh little one is due on September 14th and we're celebrating with a Countdown to Baby Sale! From now until the day he's born, you will receive 2 FREE ADDITIONAL File Folder Games when you order our Collection 1 CD-ROM for $15 (includes 17 games).

Choose 2 of our 3 NEW file folder games (not included on the CD-ROM ):

Kentucky Trivia FFG

Touchdown Multiplication FFG

Or Busy Buzzing Patterns FFG

But hurry!! Baby #7 could come before, on, or after September 14th and the sale ends the day he is born!


Check out our NEW File Folder Games!

Ky Trivia Header

Touchdown Header

Buzzing Patterns Header

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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