|Our last visit in Texas. My brother is the guy in|
the back in the middle.
|Brennan's fat lip|
|Brent and Caitlin putting on Kate's|
new socks before her new"butterfly shoes"
Thursday I picked Kate up from school to go get her new leg braces. She was a great sport and wore them for about two hours on Thursday, two hours on Friday, four hours on Saturday, and hopefully six hours today (three hours this morning and three hours this afternoon). They have butterflies on the back and we had to go buy new shoes (what a great reason to shop)! She picked out some Dora shoes that will fit her new "butterfly shoes" too.
|Trying out the butterfly shoes for |
the first time
|Taking a break to have some fun!|
|Brennan's birthday dinner|
at Golden Corral, Oct. 14th.
|Cotton Candy at Golden|
Corral... Dave was hoping that
we could skip the fair since the kids
already got their cotton candy. LOL
|Happy ninth birthday Brennan!|
|Birthday cake for breakfast!|
And on Friday it was Brennan's ninth birthday!!! Wow- what a week! Brennan opened most of his presents Friday morning before school. I joined him for lunch and read a book to his class and handed out his birthday treats. He was so sweet! Friday night we all went to Golden Corral for dinner because that's what the birthday boy picked for his choice. Dave and I were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't packed! We all enjoyed a delicious dinner but didn't have any room for Brennan's cake that Dave had bought for Brennan. We ended up eating Brennan's birthday cake on Saturday morning instead.
|Helping Hanna open her present |
that Kate was so excited to pick
out for her.
|Mimi's for dinner|
|Kate with two of her favorite people!|
|Kate loves Jennifer!|
|We know one of the actors-|
the one in the middle was one
of my students last year. .
It was just Kate and me for church on Sunday since the boys were camping. Kate got to hand out bread at church which made her happy! Our church has a tradition that if anyone is visiting for the first time they get bread and the children deliver it. Poor Kate toppled over in her butterfly shoes though- but she got up and got the bread delivered. :-) When Pastor Jay asked if anyone had a birthday this week, Kate raised her hand. She is so funny! With the excitement of Dave's birthday, Brennan's birthday, and Hanna's birthday all in one week, Kate is having a hard time waiting for her birthday. She can't wait until it is finally February 11th!
So we are thankful for birthdays, healthy kids, good friends, and family this week! I am especially thankful that my mom, step dad, sister, brother, and brother-in-law arrived in Wisconsin safe and sound yesterday. God has answered another prayer!