Sunday, April 06, 2008

What's Happening?

I figured that I should update you all on what is going on with us. Our lives are about to change again, however this time, it is a good thing! Chris got a letter in the mail on Friday that he was approved to get a work visa for this job he was offered. The employer took the time to do all the necessary paperwork, and waited for the government approval. Chris and I and the girls will be taking a trip to the border (Woodstock/Houlton) tomorrow. This will be our van’s first BIG trip. It is about a 4 hour drive to the border from our house, and then a 4 hour drive back home. Plus any time spent at the border, stops for gas, eating and bathroom…. It is going to be an all day trip.

We are excited that this has gone through and that Chris will be able to go back to work, and we can stop worrying about how we will pay the next bill!

Alina will have her first physical therapy session this Friday. It was supposed to be last Friday, but we went to the wrong hospital, so it had to be rescheduled. I am in hopes that Chris and I can quickly learn the steps we need to take to help Alina strengthen her neck muscles.

Gabriella had to go to the hospital again this past Friday. I noticed during her bath that her girly area was swollen on the left side, and there was a grape sized purple lump on the lip. We took her in, and they did an ultrasound on it. The doctor put her on antibiotics, hoping that it will clear up, but he thinks we will have to have it drained (which means she will be sedated). It is a large absest that is filled with a puss that needs to be drained. It showed up rather quick, because she takes a bath every night before bed, and I only noticed it Friday night. With her being 99.9% potty trained, we don’t see that area much.

Christian is doing well in school. He still has all A’s and B’s, but one C in Social Studies…. He says it is because he has never had Canadian History before. His teacher says it is because he is rushing to be done quickly. I think his teacher is on the right track.

Well, that is our “little” update. Here are a few recent pictures... Gabby dressed up like Christian and Alina just chillin'