Tuesday, July 31, 2012

track and field

The night before Liam got sick (which seems like an eternity ago!) we all went to the Track and Field event put on by our local parks and recreation department. As you can see - we had a great time!

Ethan waiting for his first race to begin.

Ethan running the hurdles.

Audrey and McKenna getting ready for their race.

I love that I caught both Audrey and Ethan  doing the long jump in this shot!

Liam throwing the mini-javelin.

Audrey's mini-jav.

Asthma schmasthma - this kid not only runs races - he wins them!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

good news/bad news

The good news: After a very challenging day yesterday, both boys are feeling a bit better today.

The bad news: We're not looking so great and I have no idea when we'll be able to go out in public again. We're off to the doctor tomorrow - perhaps she'll have some suggestions for us on how to get their skin to clear up quickly.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

second man down

Ethan got the fever yesterday and spots today. He's not as easy of a patient as his big brother so this could be a very long few days. But I'm so thankful we have Daddy for a couple of them! He and Ethan were enjoying some quality time watching The Lone Ranger this morning. Not a bad way to spend a sick day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

never a dull moment

Hey parents - have you ever seen this before??
We're pretty sure it's Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. Lovely name, huh? Liam came down with a fever on Tuesday and then broke out like this today. The spots are simultaneously itchy and painful. And viral - so no quick and easy remedy. Poor guy. His entire basketball team from last Friday has the same thing so we're fairly certain where it came from. Liam just got over strep throat a couple of weeks ago so this has been a tough month for him!

I'm really praying that no one else in our clan gets this. We've already had to cancel our trip to the Seahawks training camp this weekend and I would hate to miss anything else.

Oh - and I'm very, very sorry to anyone we came into contact with before we knew he was sick. I'm praying for you too!

....never a dull moment around here!

Friday, July 20, 2012

football and basketball

Liam has been playing flag football this summer and he had his last game yesterday. Great team -- great coach -- great season! Then today he played in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. It was his first one and he had a great time - in spite of the pouring rain most of the day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

party time!

We made a quick trip to Chelan this weekend to celebrate Ethan's birthday. He requested a pool party at Nana and Papa's house with his cousins. He also wanted pizza, a firetruck cake, ice cream and presents. Nana and Papa were so so gracious with their home - lots of family members were able to join us -  and Ethan's 4-year-old dream party came true!

Happy birthday Ethan! We love you!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

we are expecting...

....our fourth child! Only this time, instead of being uncomfortably pregnant for nine months and gaining 60 pounds - we will fill out a mountain of paperwork, empty out our savings account and trust God to make up the rest, wait a VERY long time, and then travel to Ethiopia. Twice, actually. We are adopting! And we are thrilled!

Our journey on this road so far has been filled with God's blessings. And as time goes on I can't wait to share it all. What I know for certain is that this is something that God alone has placed in our hearts. It is so far out of my comfort zone - you wouldn't believe it. But He is good. And He is faithful. And just when I think I might explode with fear over it all - He reminds me who is in control. And thankfully, it's NOT me!

So thanks for joining us. We know there will be bumps along the way . But in the end, a sweet little girl will join the Oscarson clan. We don't know her name. We haven't seen her face. But she is loved. And she is wanted. And she is ours. And we can't wait to meet her!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

happy birthday ethan!

Ethan turned four today! Such a big boy. We're having his birthday party this weekend but we did a few special things today to celebrate.

His day started off with a 6:30am date with Dad to their favorite donut store.

He had a few presents to open!
Audrey sewed him a special pillow for his birthday, which he loves!
And then we were invited to spend the day at the lake with some friends from co-op.
It was a wonderful day!
Happy birthday Ethan!! We are so thankful for YOU!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

first ten days

School has only been out for ten days and our summer is off to a great start! So far we have - had a lemonade stand, celebrated half-Christmas, had a picnic in our neighbor's backyard, played and ridden bikes up at the school, had friends over to play, enjoyed a movie night (Sound of Music!!), and had Luke and Alice up for a day.

It's been wonderful! And this is only the beginning...