Before I get to the point of this blog post (with photos), I must say that "Murphy's Law" has hit the Friesen Household this week.
It's my first full week at home -- you know, staying at home full-time. One of our vehicles had a problem and ended up in the shop -- Nope, fortunately, not the "New" Trail Blazer, but our other one. Thus, I'm home without a vehicle because Marc needed the Trail Blazer to get to work. Fortunately, the problem with the other vehicle wasn't toooooo major and won't cost a fortune. We should get it back Thursday evening.
Yesterday (Tuesday), Marc got up in the morning to get ready for work. As always, he went to spend just a bit of time on the internet before work. No can do -- the modem had NO power going to it. The modem is finished. The kind we need had to be ordered. Nobody in town carried it. We must wait until Friday.
Last night, my parents were over to watch Luke (I'll explain that in a moment). My dad brought over an old modem they had. We tried it out last night. It ended up not working quite right for us, BUT we did try the power source from my dad's modem. It DID work with our modem. So really, it was just the power source on our modem not working (we'll send back new modem when it arrives -- it's already been shipped or else I'd cancel the order).
That's how I'm making this blog post from our home with our internet service -- especially since you know I'm not driving anywhere right now.
Thankfully, it did finally decide to stop raining (we have received an enormous amount of rain the last day or two). Luke and I went for a nice long walk this morning to at least get out some :)
Third, we have a lovely video monitor that we really LOVE for Luke. The "video" part today decided to quit working. Fortunately, we still can hear Luke on the monitor. We know this company is wonderful (the company who makes this monitor). They should replace it at no charge (we've already had to do this once).
So, don't come around here this week -- things seem to be breaking.
BUT, here's the good news. This all is NOT a crisis in our household.
I don't know how many of you know this, but this semester, we are co-leading a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Class with two other couples -- Joel and Kendall and Eric and Carla. In this class, Dave Ramsey, in his DVD teachings, talks about having emergency money saved up for weeks like this.
Then, crises aren't really crises.
So, while it's aggravating to have a broken down vehicle and such, we're O.K. with it financially.
And, that Dave Ramsey class is why my parents were watching Luke -- they've graciously offered to watch Luke most Tuesdays this semester. And, our friend Sam has offered other Tuesdays when they can't :) God always does provide.
Now, onto the real reason for this post....
Yesterday (Tuesday), I finally started using bowls with Luke -- to eat. I'm not sure why I hadn't started it sooner. I think it was because I didn't want to deal with the mess. But, I knew I had to do it sometime.
Now, I so very much wished I'd done it sooner. He did GREAT with them. In fact, I haven't swept up his food off of the floor now in two days -- he'd been in this stage of throwing food. He doesn't seem to throw food when it's in bowls.
I've been using those bowls with suction cups.
First, here's his breakfast from yesterday -- scrambled eggs (with I think some cheese in it) and toast.
Here Luke is -- eating out of the bowls.
And, just for fun -- my favorite photo from the series. For some reason, he looks soooo much older in this photo. I e-mailed Marc at work to tell him that we definitely didn't have a baby anymore. We have a LITTLE BOY!
Next -- eating with silverware. I can wait on that just a bit, right? That just seems so messy for right now.
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