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Thursday, December 22, 2011
It's about time I updated my blog. I can't tell you how much guilt I have over this blog. I literally think about it every day but don't always get the chance to do anything about it. Well, In-laws are here so they can distract the natives for a few while I blog. Life has settled into a nice routine. Grisham amazes me every day with his improvement in school. He is learning to write, spell and read new words almost daily. He will be continuing speech therapy after the first of the year. I think he will enjoy riding the bus over to the public school with a couple of his classmates twice a week. Genevieve is still going to preschool in a different town. There are only three other kids in her class so lots of one on one attention from teacher. Carolyn is talking so much. It amazes me that she is not yet two and has quite the vocab. Hadley is sucha sweet sweet baby. I truly could not have asked for a better kid. She sleeps through most nights and gets fussy only when hungry. She is starting to make noises, laughs and giggles. She smile all the time. Big brother and sisters just love her. The dogs are great. Janey and Carly are getting old. Janey has difficulty doing up and down stairs and definitely shows her age when she gets up in the morning. Carly can surprise us by running and playing with Dolly for short periods. Dolly is the size of a small horse. She is filling out and starting to look like a Mastiff. Although she is sucha baby. Her own shadow or reflection in the window scares her. She loves to sleep on our king size bed and she takes up most of it too. Scott is staying busy at both hospitals and I believe is enjoying his job. He has been struggling with a lot of back pain over the last few months. Exercising and some physical therapy seem to be helping a bit. I am staying busy with the house, kids and laundry. I can not believe how much laundry I do. It literally never ends. So starting on the first of the year I am going to count all the loads of laundry I do in a month. I will have that answer for you in a few weeks. I haven't made too many friends. Friends never really stick around any way so I haven't made too much of an effort. We are still trying to find a church that fits us. I didn't think it would be this difficult but it is. I have found a couple churches in Sparta that I think we will try out. I really want to get established in the right church. We are really looking forward to this Christmas. Scott's parents are here and his sister and family will be arriving on Friday. We love having a house big enough to accommodate our family. Now that the kids are on break from school we are planning another trip to Iowa. My sister Sarah is having surgery on her back today so we are going to spend some time with her and of course see my new niece baby Emma. Of course the rest of the family too. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See Y'all next year!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Hadley is now three weeks old. Hard to believe it was just a short time ago that she was born. Hadley fits in perfectly with our little family. She is such a great baby. The kids adore their baby Haddy (her nick name). Hadley is an amazing sleeper and eater. I am breastfeeding but pumping all the time. So she eats about 4 oz at a time and gets up once in the night. I am truly blessed. While we had family here Scott and I were able to go out on a date. It was wonderful having time with just the two of us. We enjoyed a delicious steak dinner and I had a lovely glass of Riesling wine. Yummy!! We are somewhat back to a regular routine. Life is good. God is good!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Hadley Rebekah Jo Hinze!! Born Monday October 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm. Weighing in at a whopping 7 lbs 7 oz and 20 in long. We are so blessed and unbelievably happy with our new addition. Grisham, Genevieve and Carolyn love baby sister. I am sure the feeling is mutual. Life this past week has been a blur. It seems like Hadley has always been here. Grandparents have been very helpful with the older kids while I get to focus most of my attention on Hadley. This weeks goal is to get back into our routine (well as close as I can get with a new born). I will have more pictures of Hadley's first week home in the next post. So until then...