Well, Wednesday I got to catch some glimpses of the newest Bettinelli. (Sadly, Dom had to stay home with the napping kids and so didn’t get to share in the excitement.) Now we know that we’re expecting a second little boy. I am so excited that Ben’s going to have a little brother! For the first time, though, we are absolutely at a loss when it comes to names. For each of the other three by the time we got to the ultrasound we’d already had names picked out so we were able to start calling the baby by name from that point on. Still, I’m sure eventually just the right name will match itself to our little guy.
Sorry I don’t include the ultrasound shots; but I haven’t been able to scan them yet.
Everyone had a bit of a cold last week and this week. For the kids it mainly seemed to mean runny noses and a bit of extra whine. It knocked me down though for a couple of days. I’d almost have thought mine was the result of the flu shot I got last week except that the kids runny noses started two days before I got my flu shot and my illness started with nasal congestion and a scratchy throat.
We spotted a new bird at the feeder twice this week. A song sparrow… I think. Definitely not one of the house sparrows we’re used to seeing at our feeder. Anyone want to confirm or correct my identification? Please.
It was a small fuzzy ball with a streaky stripey breast. The first time, it flew away before I got the camera. The second time I managed to get a few shots, none of them great.
The other night Bella, looking at the cover of The Pickwick Papers, proclaimed: “This makes me serious.”
In addition to the pantry moths, we have also been infested with houseflies this summer. They have been just terrible. Dozens of them buzzing about the house at all times, landing on me and making me flinch when I’m trying to read. Swarming on the computers especially. Why is that? They are driving me absolutely crazy. And I want a flyswatter! Why don’t they sell flyswatters in stores anymore? I can’t find one anywhere.
On Sunday afternoon I snapped this series of Ben drinking milk and watching football
Finally, last but certainly not the least, rather last because they are some of the most important things on my mind right now: Please join me as I pray for my dear friend Kate, who has written so eloquently and heartbreakingly about the loss of her baby, just a day after she found out she was expecting.
Also I am joining Abby in giving thanks to God for baby Tess’ return home.