Monday, 27 August 2007

Kyrie gets stitches

I'm sitting at the computer waiting for Tartan and Kyrie to get home from the minor emergency center. She feel off her bike this evening and cut herself just under and to the side of her chin. So as not to be graphic at all, I'll say it looked just bad enough for stitches. I called Tartan home from the boy scout meeting he and Alex were checking out and which was fortunately very close to home. He got back and agreed it ought to be looked at and we got the names of the closest minor emergency centers from our pediatrician. The closest one had just closed, so they had to venture further out, but I think it was probably still a shorter wait over-all than going to the hospital emergency room. That being said, they left here at about 8pm and it's now 10pm. I've never had stitches or even seen anyone have them, so I'm not exactly sure what is involved in getting that done. I have to say I'm glad Tartan was able to take her.

Ah, just got a call from Tartan. Once they get their paperwork, they'll be headed home. He said everything went fine and that "Kyrie is a real trooper".

Thankful that she wasn't seriously hurt,
Naomi for the Colliers

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Kyrie is 10 today!

She had her party last Saturday, but today is the actual day. Can't believe she's in double digits already! We have a picture of her in our room from when she was Kayleigh's age and Bug keeps pointing to it and insisting it's her. It just makes no sense that it could be Kyrie. :)

Saturday was our 17th wedding anniversary. My sister watched the kids so Tartan and I could go see The Bourne Ultimatum and then have dinner together. We went to a place called Tommy Bahamas. It was a very nice evening.

Trusting in Jesus,
Naomi for the Colliers

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Into the 2nd week

We're into a second week of school and it's going ok. Kyrie started beginner band on Monday, and once we figured out which building it was in at the church where it meets, it went well. Kyrie seems enthused. Now I have to remember to add "practice" to her weekly schedule.

Alex did his first microscope experiment yesterday. He looked at a piece of thread- and thought it was really cool. I thought so, too. Hopefully his other experiments will go as smoothly. His Welsh is coming along, though I wish we knew someone who speaks it so he could try out his pronunciations. I still haven't found the Latin teacher's guide, so that's on hold for the moment.

Trying to get everything done in a day that I want to get done is proving to be difficult even here at the start. All I can do is 1. Pray! 2. Keep making adjustments to the schedule as needed 3. Realise it maybe doesn't ALL have to be done.

Trusting in the Lord,
Naomi for the Colliers

Thursday, 16 August 2007

And one of Kayleigh

Since the last picture didn't have Bug in it, I thought I'd post this one, too. As you can see, she found a cosy spot for a bit of reading. She just shoved out all those pesky books that were in the way so she could lie there. :)

Hey, I've added a picture!

I have finally gotten around to putting a picture in our blog. No guarantees I'll get around to doing it again! This is a photo of the kids in the upstairs family room on the first day of school. They don't look too disappointed that summer vacation is mostly over. I say mostly because we're taking a week off in September and going to San Antonio for a couple of days.

Trusting in Jesus,
Naomi for the Colliers

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

School is in session

It's the middle of August- and this is my first entry of the month! Last week I realised that I wanted to start school *this* week so I better get organized. So, after a lot of time and effort, I'm just barely organized enough now to be back at the books with the kids. Some more fine-tuning will be needed, but we got going yesterday. While the kids are not bouncing-off-the-walls excited about it- at least they're not dragging their feet and moaning and groaning.

Please pray for my patience. A change of surroundings has not changed their abilities to annoy and exasperate me nor my tendencies to over-react and pre-judge. All in all it's going well, though!

We still have a few boxes around and there are still some toys in the formal living area. Wonder when those things will get taken care of?

Time to get ready for a swim at the Y and then the library!

Trusting in Jesus,
Naomi for the Colliers