|Posted on November 1, 2009 at 11:58 PM|
Sorry, things have been hectic around here lately. Here is a summary:
We blessed Thomas on September 27. Mom and Dad Nielson were able to come up, along with Caroline's grandma. He wore a special outfit made by Grandma Murphree. His daddy blessed him that he would be healthy and strong, be able to learn the things he needs to know, and bring light to dark places.
Caroline got swine flu. Or at least the test came back positive. Daniel doubts the diagnosis because the symptoms didn't seem to match up and the kids never got very sick. Thomas apparently caught a cold, but we took him in and he tested negative for the flu. Either way, Caroline was miserable for a few days and we had a good scare about the kids catching swine flu.
We have been called to teach the temple preparation class in our ward. We are really enjoying the experience so far. An interesting consequence is that Becca gets to go to nursery since we are both teaching and wanted to keep our classroom reverent. She didn't even seem to notice when Dad left, and didn't want to leave when we went to pick her up, so we think it went well.
We went out to the corn maze at American West Heritage Center. It was a blast. Becca liked to pick up the rocks, dance to the music, and chase the chickens. We apparently stayed out too long because she fell asleep on her daddy's shoulders, and she never sleeps anywhere except her bed. Check out the pictures!
On the way home from the corn maze, she dislocated her elbow. Once we realized she was really hurt we got the first doctor appointment we could get. He popped the elbow back into joint and she was fine within five minutes. She didn't even seem sore afterward.
The car decided it wanted to visit the doctor too, and its heater hose started leaking. Apparently the heater is connected to the radiator, because it kept overheating. It wasn't a major fix, just an inconvenience for a few days.
We got news that Daniel got re-accepted to BYU. So if all goes well with the thesis and defense, we'll be heading to Provo in December.
Caroline started tutoring online at a place called Tutor.com. It is a really great thing for her because she can do it after the kids go to bed every night. So far it is going really well. They are still hiring tutors, especially for high school level math and science. If anyone is interested, let me know.
Thomas started smiling and is holding his head up really well. When we took him in to get him tested for flu, he weighed 10 lbs 3 oz. He is growing well.
We made another trip to the zoo, you can see that in the pictures as well.
Check out Becca's Words on the sidebar too, if you're interested.
Caroline, Daniel, Becca, and Thomas