There are a couple of things that I've recently realized I forgot to blog about. That's the consequence of infrequent blogging. :)
First off - a year ago (January 2015), Jason was driving his farm truck and pulling a trailer loaded with firewood, when he looked out the driver's window and saw one of his truck tires rolling along next to him! He somehow was able to maintain control of the truck (driving on 3 tires on a curve and with a full trailer) and come to a safe stop. He then had to chase down his tire. It was crazy and we were very relieved that he was safe!
Secondly, in May 2015, we put Levi to bed as normal, and a few hours later when we went to bed, we heard him whimpering. We went in to check on him and he told us he had put a toy up one of his nostrils. We weren't sure if it was true because we couldn't see it at all, and he wasn't in a lot of pain, but he was able to tell us exactly which toy it was (see the tiny piece below), so Jason took him to the ER to have it removed. He was sleeping when they arrived, and the doctor was able to remove it easily, so we were thankful it wasn't a traumatic experience for him! It should be noted that he had never put anything in his nose before this, and hasn't since.
In October we got some new windows installed. Before we got the blinds back up, Levi took one of the brackets and stuck his two pointer fingers in the holes. By the time he came to show me, his fingers were a bright red/light purple color. I quickly iced them down , then slathered them with olive oil, and (with heart pounding) was able to slowly work them out. As he screamed. He had a few small scabs on his fingers but thankfully no major damage. If my heart survives motherhood, I will probably live forever.
11/20 - we pulled out a science kit Levi had received for this birthday and did the dino dig. The boys had fun finding the bones and putting the skeleton together when they were done.
And finally, this is how we ended 2015. We all had horrible coughing and colds for about 2 months, and then the beginning of Christmas week, Levi was throwing up. The week after Christmas, Josiah was throwing up and Levi got pink eye. By the weekend, I was having stomach flu issues also. For several weeks I also had some ear issues. It was a miserable way to end the year / start a new year. Just yesterday I went to a clinic and got my ear issues resolved (it is amazing to hear again!), and got eye drops for the boys - Levi whose pink eye issues continued and Josiah who (after one day back at school) now has it. We're finally on the mend and praying hard for a healthy rest of 2016!!