Monday, October 23, 2006

All good things must come to an end

Saturday the kids got two goldfish at a friend's birthday party. They were soooo excited about it, and on Sunday they had a blast feeding them and watching them swim around. These were the kids' very first pets ever. Anna named one of them "Daniel" and one of them "Fish."

Well, this morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. , Kevin came back into our room to say goodbye (yes he leaves that early for work.) He leaned down and said to me, "Some goldfish live up to 40 years. Ours maxed out at 2 days." Yep, both fish, dead as of 5:30 this morning! One was floating belly-up, the other laying on its side on the bottom of the bowl.

A couple of hours later I got up and told Anna the news. I showed her the bowl and said, "Anna your fishies died." She looked at them and wisely said, "They're not swimming anymore." I told her that I needed to flush them down the toilet. "I can help!" she proudly declared. So, we headed into the bathroom where my two and half year old dumped the fishies down the toilet all by herself, and flushed. Later she called Daddy and Grandma to tell them the news.

The great thing about goldfish, however, is that they are easily replaceable. I plan to get some more, mostly because the kids love having them, but also to prove to myself that we Heldts can successfully maintain a couple of fish!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

22 Weeks

Yep, this is me 22 weeks pregnant. My sister in law (also pregnant!) did one of these posts recently so I thought I'd do one too.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Recent pictures

Us after dinner one evening last week. Yes my eyes are half shut, but we're all looking at the camera, so that's positive!

Yosef and Biniam enjoying their snack (goldfish, what else?) earlier that day.

Anna with her snack, all smiles.

Brothers and sister. They love hanging out!

Anna setting the table (all of a sudden she decided to do this all on her own!)

The finished product--note the lovely fork placement!

Motorcycle, anyone?

So I am selling several motorcycles on ebay. Think I'm kidding? I wish I was!

That's right, someone somehow hacked into my ebay account and under my username, they are "selling" several different motorcycles! I have all of these emails in my inbox from potential buyers asking me questions. What in the world? I need to get this straightened out!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Yet again I've been slacking off on posting. We've actually been pretty busy lately, so that is my excuse. :)

Not much is new. I'm currently reading an interesting book, The Shaping of Things to Come, about Christianity, the Western church, how to best reach people in this postmodern day and age, etc. Very thought provoking, it was recommended to us by the guy who used to be the care pastor at the church we go to. So much of it makes good sense to me and puts into words some of the thoughts that had already been swirling around in my head. I might post more about this book and what it's got me thinking later.

I am excited because something very earth-shattering will be happening this upcoming weekend. Kevin's work is having some family picnic type thing and, get this, they will be offering tours of the (gasp!) inside of the building! For the first time in FOUR AND A HALF YEARS I will see my husband's desk! Okay maybe that doesn't sound exciting, but for his job you have to have security clearance to get into the gate (there's even a rent-a-cop there I think, and all the employees have this badge they have to scan to get in), and therefore I have not once been inside. Kind of sad. But finally this weekend I will get a glimpse of what is inside those doors.

The kids are good. I think they are all having some sort of growth spurt because they are eating us out of house and home! We are still trying to sort out the boys' readoption. I have an ultrasound in the next week or two (I forget when exactly, I gotta look) where hopefully we'll learn the sex of our little baby. Quite exciting.

I think those are the only updates for now. I'm going to post recent pictures of the kids in the next day or two I think.

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