Last night we received a call from Mark's parents. Although we knew that Marks grandpa has been ill on and off, we had no idea how sick he had gotten.
Upon going into the hospital for what seemed like a UTI, they discovered that the last round of chemo did not work and his lymphoma has spread. There's a real possibility that he won't be with us in the next month or so.
Please be praying for marks family as this news settles. Also pray for the most comfort possible for his grandpa.
It's such a crappy thing to happen to such a wonderful man.
This picture was taken in November when he treated us to ice cream.
Our boys enjoy listening to his stories in his thick Norwegian accent.
One of my favorite places to go downtown was the Milwaukee Cupcake Company. That always had a huge selection of GF cupcakes that were fancy and unique, and came in a pretty box...
So, when I heard they has gone out of business, I was sad. I then discovered that their space had been filled by a doughnut shop, and after some research I discovered that they make...wait for it...GF DOUGHNUTS!!
The weight of this discovery won't mean much to you if you eat gluten. But, since giving it up in 2012, I've frequently dreamt of the fried cakey goodness.
I recently got a chance to sample their goods. First of all, the workers are amazing! Super nice, and really excited to tell me about the doughnuts, and even sample before buying. What!?!
I got a box of the "Baby-spice" and they were out of this world! Seriously!
The texture, weight, and moisture were perfect. They didn't fall apart. Most importantly though, the flavor was wonderful!
Mark, who has had real doughnuts more recently, said they were as good as the cider doughnuts that we get around apple picking season. That good.
Their flavors change daily, and there isn't a boring option on the menu.
Weston was so wonderful at his three year checkup. I'm so thankful that his doctor said he's healthy and ready for another 10,000 miles.
Her only note was that he has a small heart murmur. However, she said she fully expects him to grow out of it.
Also shout out (not that she'll see it) to our family doctor. She's awesome! So willing to listen. Takes a genuine interest in our kids and is always very encouraging regarding our choices and my ability to homeschool with new twins.
If you're looking for a good doctor, let me know and I'll send you her info.
Read this short story. Last night I baked a dozen cookies. I left them out on the kitchen table to cool. Just before I went to bed, I saw a little mouse under the table looking at me. She looked hungry! I turned off the light and went to bed. When I came down in the morning, one of the cookies was gone. Another was half-eaten. “Oh well,” I thought, “I guess she wasn’t that hungry.”
What do you think happened? How do you know? Did the author tell you? You made an inference. "
After reading it he says "That's not an inference. That's a hypothesis."
I can't believe he's three. Weston is our last single "baby". I feel like the twins are in a category all their own, and so it leaves us soaking up this singleton even more.
He's a ball of energy. Wonderful, magical, energy. He's witty and thoughtful. He can work a room yet he knows how to reserve his charm from those who don't deserve it:).
So, how did our amazing little man celebrate his day?
As with all of our boys birthday's and half-birthday's, they get to call all the shots. Their wish for food, movie, toys, playtime, is our command.
His morning started off with pancakes
Followed by sandwiches (apparently a sandwich is really exciting to a low-carb kid)
Then came basketti/eggs (a last minute request, fulfilled by a doting daddy), then we served up a delish "healthy" cheesecake. Note: our boys apparently don't like cheesecake. The did however LOVE the fresh blackberries (boring!).