Monday, March 31, 2008

Nasal cauterization


Well, today Abi finally had her nose cauterized. She has frequent nose bleeds, which was the cause of a exposed blood vessel in her nose. To prevent her from these nose bleeds, we had it cauterized in the dr. office today with silver nitrate. The procedure is painful. (Another vessel could eventually cause more nose bleeds in the future, but never from this specific one.) Abi said she had some pain for a few hours after. With the exception of the embarrassing stain of silver nitrate around her right nostril, she is feeling fine now. Apparently, her nostril will have this dark gray stain for about a week and a half, going away as it fades and as skin peels. She is rather embarrassed about the stain, and keeps trying to wash it off, so it may go away sooner?

She laid completely still and with the exception of a few tears in the corners of her eyes she didn't even cry. Since she was so brave, she was treated to a blizzard at Dairy Queen. The Dr. said this is very painful and she was amazed at Abi's pain tolerance. So "hopefully" no more nose bleeds!!! YAY!!!

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Visitors






Wow... What a weekend. We slept in a little this morning after a nice weekend visiting with Pa Pa, Grandma, Austin and Morgan. They came to visit last Thursday and left yesterday. We have a lot of nice pictures from this past weekend. Enjoy!



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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Zoe Sings

Who is the Redeemer of God's Elect?

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Knock Out





Today I had the blessing of enjoying a friends two children for the afternoon. So I had 7 children today. The the boys had a blast playing in the back woods we just cleared. Doing what boys do best. Being boys, playing with sticks and roughing up one another! After the boys, boxed forever... Caleb's big sister wanted a chance... Well, we had a knock out... Literally... Abi hit Caleb in the mouth and pop... his loose tooth was knocked out. Caleb was a little bummed out that he wasn't able to see his lost tooth. It's somewhere out in the woods. We looked and looked, but we weren't able to find it. Chris said it would be a cooler story if Caleb's buddy was the one that knocked it out. Now his sister gets to joke that she knocked his tooth out boxing. Here are the pictures from today! Elijah looks so cute with his dirty little face!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Pictures from Lord's Day






Here are the kids all dressed up for this past Lord's day. So cute...

Woods Clearing











Here are the pictures of our progress. We plan on doing more, however, for the time being, this will have to do.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Starting to Blog

Okay, well it looks like I am a blogger now. We decided that it was great having the weekly updates while we were on our trip last summer and since I finally got my new digital camera. This is the best way to share our photos with everyone!

Soo... I'm a blogger now!


What's going on in the Reeder's lives right now? Well... We have a forest behind our home and needing a place for our children to explore... (safely) we decided to clear the area out and make a little play area. So today we started cutting down a few trees and raking some old leaves. We made a nice dent, but we got more we want to do. I guess we know what we are doing tomorrow! I will post the photos when we are done. I can't wait to share it with everyone!