Sunday, July 29, 2012

I Need a Toy Box

Brooke cleaned up her room today. She did a really nice job. Tonight when I went to pray with her before bed, I noticed a cleaning technique she used that could be very useful - every room needs a toy box. It makes cleaning up very easy. Simply take most items off of the floor or dresser and stuff in the toy box. The room looks great quickly. I think I might go buy a toy box for every room.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Making Family Memories

Making family memories is a priority for us these days.  When Dennis is feeling good, we try to do somethings as a family.  Last weekend we went to Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI.  We had a good time.  

Face Painting

Brooke with the clowns.
 We also had a chance to go mini golfing.

Daddy and Brooke

Mommy and Brooke
On the way home from visiting Dennis' Mom, we were reminded of God's faithfulness with a beautiful rainbow.  No matter the circumstances or even how we feel at a given moment, God is faithful.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Four Months

First dance together - I sang while they danced.  

Brooke has been with us for four months as of yesterday.  Wow, what a wild four months.  In addition to all the adjustments of a new member to the family we added a very serious cancer diagnosis for Dennis.  We obviously did not expect that but we know it did not take our heavenly Father by surprise.  He has prepared so much for us before we ever knew we would need it.  Brooke has been so good about all of this.  I love hearing her pray for her Daddy.  Before Dennis got sick, I loved hearing her giggle when they would rough house together.  Now they are more likely to spend time watching a movie, building with Legos or playing on the computer.  He has lifting restrictions for awhile yet and by the time those are gone, he will most likely be exhausted from treatments so rough housing together is unlikely.

Brooke loves Cinderella.  She watches it whenever she is given a choice about a movie to watch.  Last night she wanted Daddy and Mommy to dance together so while I sang, we danced.  Than she danced with her Daddy.  I didn't have a video camera handy but I did get a few still pictures of their first dance. She said Daddy was too tall to dance with so he danced on his knees.

Brooke's language is growing rapidly.  She understands everything and is talking a lot in English.  We are currently working on using complete sentences rather than just nouns and pointing.  She is catching onto that well.

Pray for us as we continue to grow as a family and as we battle Dennis' cancer.  We know God can work miracles and we are praying for one for Dennis.