Thursday, October 30, 2008

October's Update

Since we have found out Alexis is expecting a baby girl, life has been busy. Alexis has OB appointments every other week, has had her official ultrasound, lab work and birthing classes. I accompany her to all of her appointments and classes. We bought a secondhand crib, then this week I was reading on that it has been recalled. Luckily, I was able to file a claim on online and we are in the process of getting a voucher for a new crib.

Saturday the 18th, Sky View's Volleyball team played in the district tournament. Kassidy and her team did very well. They won the first game but lost the second game with a very good fight to the end.

Alexis and Michael lost their puppy, Deegan, to Parvo this past weekend. Michael had gone hunting and we were caring for Deegan. He started showing signs of being sick on Monday, on Tuesday Alexis picked him up from Michael and we took him to the vet. He was diagnosed and we decided to care for him at home. The vet sent us home with an IV fluids and other medications. Deegan had his ups and his downs for the next couple of days but on Saturday his body just gave in to this horrible virus. I was the only one home with him, and comforted him as much as I could before he just gave up.

One good thing came from taking Deegan to the vet - We took him to a new office and met Dr. Sink at Grand Paws. He welcomed Alexis to do her internship with him. She has worked two days so far this week and is enjoying the time she is spending there. She has gotten to watch an emergency surgery, inject fluids into a cat, feed a three week old puppy and shadow the tech's and Dr. regular office visits.

I had a Close To My Heart gathering on Saturday evening. The first in quite a while. Alexis went with me and we had fun showing a small group of ladies that it's easy to stamp and create scrapbook pages with just a few tools.

This past Sunday, we helped Christa with the Stamp & Scrap show in Glendale, AZ. We had fun helping and chatting with others who love paper crafting! I can't wait for the June show - it will be larger and I'm planning to have a booth with Rhonda for our paper crafts.

Crop Girls only had one crop this month, early in October. November we have two scheduled, Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 22nd. We always enjoy our time at the crops and look forward to the next.

The children all received their first quarter report cards. Alexis and Kassidy had mostly A's and B's. Samantha had an A, with the rest being B's and C's. Zach's grades were a little of everything - he either likes the class and gets an A or hates the class and fails.

Erich has been at his new job for a month now. He is liking it more and more. The hours are good, he leave the house at 8:15ish and is home by 5:30ish Monday thru Thursday, Friday's he normally teaches at U of P.

That pretty much sums up October for us.