Friday, October 5, 2007



Jo, Van, John, T, and M at birthday dinner

THE birthday boy!

M turned 5 yesterday! HE is so big now. It is amazing to watch him grow. We celebrated with a spider man 3 birthday party last Friday. We had 15 boys ages 7 and under. It went really well! We made slime and marble painted spider webs. We also played 2 different games. The kids were really well behaved and a good time was had by all! Yesterday we went to dinner at M's favorite restaurant and the staff came and sang a loud birthday song and brought him dessert. He loved it! We gave him a gameboy for his birthday, and he has already logged way to many hours on it. On top of all that, he took cupcakes to school yesterday. He was totally sugared out by the end of the day.

We had a photographer come to our house today to take some fall/Christmas/Hokie pics of the kids. Van slept through almost all of it, and the older boys didn't co-operate fully. She still managed to take some amazing pictures (Thanks Michele!! She will be coming back the next 2 weeks trying to finish due to my wild children.... but that takes care of school photos, Christmas photos, and fall pics. I am getting lazy in my OLD age.
One last thing then I must go to bed.... We are taking Jo to the hospital tomorrow for some testing. He has had a wetting problem for several years now. When John took him for a follow up appointment yesterday, Jo's urine raised some concern. We are heading tomorrow to get a urinalysis, plasma and urine osmolality, and a kidney and bladder ultrasound later this week or next. We will def. let everyone know how that went and any results found. Until then, have a great evening!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MASON!!! cha cha cha !!! :) We love you!
    The Marshman Cousins

  2. I cannot believe Mason is such a big kid now! WOW! Happy birthday little man! We sure miss you all!