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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Time For An Update Part II

Delight  thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. ~ Psalm 37:4-5

The kids listening to Daddy tell a
Bible story.
Everyone has different desires in their hearts. I could possibly be the only one who has spent so much time in prayer hoping the Lord would take away our bed wetting woes! As I've shared before, it has been a long year in this area. He wets through pull-ups and the re-usable, washable kind meaning he requires a bath and sheet change EVERY MORNING. We've tried everything. Every trick, every product and nothing has worked. The alarm I would recommend for parents whose children are light sleepers but he would sleep right through it. We'd have to go in and turn it off for him and bring him to the that point he no longer needed to pee. So after talking to the pediatrician, she confirmed that he does, in fact, have Enuresis and he is now on medication. He's been taking it for 3 nights now and has been completely dry. We are all so excited and I'm finally caught up on laundry. She said that every child is different as to when this stops so we'll do this for awhile then stop the medication and see if his body is ready to stay dry at night. For now, this is a tremendous blessing and I'm so thankful the Lord has answered this prayer.
I forgot to mention in my previous blog that we also had a nice visit from Ben's uncle Phil. This was his first time coming down to visit us and the boys really enjoyed it. Ben and the boys took him on a walk in the woods and they found feathers. Ben and Uncle Phil say they are Hawk feathers but I think it's more likely they are Turkey feathers. Whatever they are, the boys thought they were very cool so when they got home we made them headbands and gave them all Indian (or Native American, whichever you prefer) names. 

Yes, that's chocolate on
Gabe's face!
We were recently at BJ's (shocker, I know!) and Ben saw Gingerbread House kits. He may have had a coupon for this, I don't remember. He and I both had never made gingerbread houses that we could remember so we bought one for the boys. These are a lot harder then they seem and it's nearly impossible to make them look like they do on the package. I think Gabe had the most fun. He spent the whole time eating the decorations. He loves food and can smell it from a mile away. He can hear the sounds of jars, bags and packages being opened no matter how noisy it is in the house. It was a challenge to do this project with him because we were always telling him to stop eating! :) I guess it is a pretty big temptation to expect a 3-year-old to resist!
Gabe is coming off his sugar high!

        We couldn't get the walls to stay up and the whole thing collapsed. It was yummy to eat though and a fun time.

I also promised a picture of Noah wearing his glasses. He is still loving the fact that he needs them and taking good care of them. Owen is now convinced that he can no longer see and needs to get glasses!


  1. Ah Good! I'm glad you found out what the "deal" was with Owen's bedwetting issue. What a relief! Oh and btw I love the humility in the fact that you still posted a pic of the disaster ginger house. :)

  2. What a nice newsy post! I've been anxious to see Noah's new glasses too. Handsome fellow! What is it with kids and glasses? Addie sooo wanted glasses as a kid...braces too! She got that wish anyway.
    While I was reading about Owen, it brought me back to a time Barb Roy had the same problem with her son. She disciplined etc when it just didn't make sense anymore...then she took him to the dr and the kids ended up having to have surgery! Barb was so distraught about her behavior towards him and it wasn't even his fault. Glad Owen can get by with medication and not some invasive surgery. Here's praying this may be the end of that phase!
    Fun with feathers and Uncle Phil; cute.