My Little Kingdom

A day in the life of me and my kingdom. Thoughts of a mother of four amazing little boys, a wife of an incredible husband and a woman trying not to forget about herself.

February 18, 2005

A Wish Fulfilled (Edison's update)

Our church held a Christmas party with everything from the birth of Jesus to a personal appearance from Santa himself. The boys were excited about talking to Santa this year unlike years past. They waited patiently in line for what seemed like hours. Once reaching Santa's knee they both crawled upon his lap. Everest then asked for a Great Big Book of Everything (from the Disney cartoon Stanley) and handcuffs. Edison then very sincerely asked for blessings. Yes, blessings. Maybe he sensed what awaited just a few short days away.

While I was unable to produce the magic that the Great Big Book of Everything possesses in the Disney series I was able to locate an acceptable stand-in (D/K Animal Encyclopedia). Everest's face lit up when his Christmas wish came true.

As for Edison (though his wish was a bit out of my humble league) his came true as well. He received blessings beyond imaginable. As we just returned from Primary Children's Hospital to have the stitches removed last week. And yesterday we had the follow up exam. It went much better than expected. The injury only left a tiny scar just off centered in the pupil. Glasses are not necessary and it's not expected to effect his vision in the long run either. Nor was there any disfiguration of the shape of the eye. In fact the only thing left now is a little therapy to strengthen his eye. His vision is 20/40 in the injured eye and 20/20 in the other. So we are patching his 'good' eye daily in order for his eye to regain strength. After a week or two of this he should be home free and be able to put all of this behind him.

He is truly blessed. If this had been a ball point pen rather than a felt tip or if it had been slightly punctured in any other direction in the slightest it might have been an entirely different outcome. The angels heard his Christmas wish and watched over him that Christmas Eve.

A special thanks is in order to all of the doctors and medical staff who acted so quickly and professionally in his behalf. Especially to Doctor Martel and staff of the Martel Eye Medical Group. In which we will be forever grateful for their personal attention and interest in Edison. They truly are miracle workers. Also many thanks for all of the prayers and words of encouragement given by so many of you.

February 16, 2005

oh-boy, oh-boy, oh-boy, OH-BOY!

Yes, that's right four boys, we are expecting our fourth boy! Some aske if I'm disappointed. How on earth could I be disappointed or why for that matter? Boys don't come any better than these. True, a little girl would be welcomed. But, I'm certainly not disappointed. Besides we have a good thing going here, we're in a groove. Why interrupt the boy thing? (Plus Cameron and I are secretly obsessed with recreating our version of the Globe Trotters.)

Although we have put ourselves ina bit of a predicament. We have established a reputation of sorts when it comes to naming our children. Each child has a reputable and meaningful name that is uniquely his own. Even my OB/Gyn is on pins and needles awaiting the arrival of the official name. This being our fourth boy we are exhausting our resources and references here.

Needless to say despite the how in the world are we going to fit another car seat in w/o purchasing a minivan we are excited and eager for this little guy to join our family. My oldest has been saving items and making room for the baby for months now. He's saved fruit snacks, skittles and parts of peanut butter sandwiches. And is constantly dividing things between his brothers including the one yet to arrive. He is also planning ahead where the baby will sit at the table, in the car, kneel for family prayer... We even have a toothbrush in the bathroom for him. I can't wait to start getting the room ready for the baby, then Everest will really have fun getting ready for his brother's arrival.