Saturday, May 19, 2007

Looking back on the week...

Well, it's a little after 5 am and Kenny's wide awake. Abi came into our room with poopy pants around 4 am and got Hetee and me up in a hurry. She's never done that before, even when she was potty training so I knew something must be wrong. It looks like she had diarrhea and couldn't get up in time. Poor thing then went to the bathroom and tried to clean herself before coming to us! We got up and bathed her and cleaned up but when we tried to go back to sleep, Kenny was too stimulated from all the excitement and the lights, etc. So, I got up with him and we shared a banana and some sweet bread. Then we played the "Where's Kenny" game where I hold him in front of the mirror and say, "Where's Kenny?" and he laughs as we step toward the mirror and his reflection. Then, I held him where he couldn't see his reflection and he looked genuinely worried so we stopped, hehe.

Anyway, it's early Saturday morning so I've decided to write some things here that made my week:
  1. The other day Abi said, "Mommy, I wish you could be the mommy of everybody in the world." When I asked "why?" she answered, "Because then everybody would be so, so happy." OK, speechless and teary eyed here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. When Kenny hugs me he pats my back with his little, fat hands.
  3. Really yummy gyros with cucumber yogurt sauce.
  4. Nate bringing me my first wildflower bouquet of the season.
  5. Seeing the berry bushes blossom.
  6. Watching my darling Oyuna plan for her wedding.
  7. Finding a pair of shoes that fit and that I actually liked--all for about $15.00
  8. Seeing Hetee and Nate do community work, planting trees with a Japanese tree planting team. Nate worked with an elderly Japanese man and dug a hole and planted one tree!
  9. Having Abi help make cinnamon rolls.
  10. Eating REALLY yummy, homemade ginger cookies and sharing them with Grandma and Grandpa and Baagii and Zaya (my Mongolian sisters).
  11. Nate writing his and Abi's names from memory.
  12. Seeing the expression on Hetee's face when Nate told him what carbonated drinks do to your bones and teeth.
  13. Having my angel, Beegii here, helping with the kids while I was sick.
  14. Handing out vitamins to ALL my pregnant Little Hearts women!
  15. Saving one more life!
  16. Hearing that since the last university seminar we did, our UB counterparts did 4 more, all in universities bringing the total of university students who have heard the truth up to a total of 500!
  17. Holding my second women's network meeting at church and having 180 women attend.
  18. Getting Kenny's American passport and birth certificate.
Of course there were some downers, too...
  1. Abi and Kenny waking me up this morning would have to top the list.
  2. Seeing so many spiders in the new house.
  3. Hearing that my friend's baby is very sick.
  4. Being sick
  5. Having to explain to my kids their beloved uncle's divorce and remarriage.
  6. Having to give up much-needed grocery money to replace the car's blinker lights that got stolen a while back. Argh!
  7. Waking up to 7 emails and EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM being junk mail.

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