"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Conway's 1st Time Playing in the Snow

After lunch we braved the cold and went out for a little bit so that Connie could actually "play" in the snow. He's seen snow but never actually experienced it. We bundled and bundled until he could barely move. His favorite thing to do was to pat it the same way he splashes water in the tub.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


There are differences than when we had this awhile back, but tonight Connie presented with a splotchy red rash all over his trunk and tops of his legs. I may be mistaken, but it seems strikingly similar to a viral illness that either he or Mary Kathleen had some time back. I remember days of illness, then better, then mysterious rash all over. Doctor diagnosed that one as Roseola or some other enteral virus. The difference this time is no unexplained fevers for the days preceding the rash. Who knows. He sure keeps us on our toes! I am happy to report that his appetite is mostly back to normal now and he seems to be nearly 100%.

We can't let this update go by without mentioning big sister, Mary Kathleen. Not only does she have a rash of her own (not the same one as his--nurses from Children's are calling hers hives for now) but she turned four years old today! We celebrated with family today and the birthday girl enjoyed her bunny themed day. She was elated to wake up to snow this morning. She's been talking about it all winter. Last year she didn't even want to touch or step foot in snow and this year she's desperate to play in it for hours! The other exciting event of the weekend was the addition of bunk beds to our home! Greg worked super hard on Friday and Saturday and the girls' new room has really come together. Here are some pics so you can see for yourself.