Today sure went by fast. As I was getting ready to take Anna to the hospital I thought that since I was going to drive right past our doctor's office I should just leave early and stop by so Dennis could get the shots he missed when he had his ear infection. That pushed our excursion up one hour earlier so that we would have some extra time in case the nurses were behind. Poor Dennis got five shots, but seemed okay once the band aids were on. He sure turns red when he screams but as soon as I sat him up to lift him into my arms he was fine.
Despite Anna being thirsty and hungry she really was a good girl for the whole procedure.
In the waiting room, this funny mirror kept Jonny's attention....... for three minutes.
Anna's MRI went well. Because she is adopted she had to have full body X-Ray to make sure there are no metal objects inside her. I asked what they would do with Dennis once he has his glass eye and they said that if it moves with the help of a magnet then he will not be able to have an MRI. Hmmm, interesting. You learn something new everyday.
I got to quickly drop in and say hi to a friend over in the HR department--- but the boys were hungry so it was really really quick. We grabbed something at the cafeteria--- yikes the food is rather expensive---- I guess I will be packing food when I am here for Dennis' surgeries.
We got to go home a little after 2pm. Within five minutes Jonny, Dennis, and Anna were out like a light. They slept all the way home and allowed me some peace and quiet to think and pray.
It felt nice being able to reconnect with God----- I so selfishly forget to spend time with him everyday and the drive home provided me the opportunity to lift up those I had promised to pray for during the week.
Tonight our church (it feels so nice being able to once again say "our" church) had a kick off dinner for the kids' Wednesday night program. It was really nice. They had really good food and lots of things for the kids to do, and we met so many nice, new people that have went out of their way to come and talk to us. I guess the word has spread pretty quickly that a crazy couple with 11 kids has started attending the church and everyone wants to come and meet us. Ahhhh, just kidding, but I must admit that I sure feel welcome and at home here. Praise God.
Rachel had fun doing the bounce house obstacle course.
So did Julia.
Annalyn somehow hurt her toe and made it bleed. I am sure it hurt Annalyn, and John made sure to give it some lovin' but we knew that we wanted her to attend class as did she so we cleaned up her toe and put her shoe back on. From past experience we have seen Annalyn use little things like this to seek extra attention from complete strangers or least people she doesn't know very well so we instructed her to keep her shoe on (it was tied loosely) until we got home. But, sure enough when John went to get the kids, Annalyn's shoe was off and she was showing off her toe. Still working on this. When we got home I bandaged it up...... I hope I convinced her that she is going to be okay.
Dennis and Daddy had a great game of chase. Dennis actually understood it and had a great time chasing Daddy round and round.
But Dennis' little legs couldn't keep up and soon he tired out.
The main thing is that as we were all in the car driving home John and I asked all the kids if they like our new church.
All of them screamed yes except William who said, "No it is not better because I didn't win a prize in the raffle."
This is totally something that only William would say.
John answered him, "Did our other church even have a raffle?"
"Well no...... nevermind then." This too is so typical of William. Don't worry though he is over it now and actually likes our new church afterall.