First day of school. 2011-2012

22 08 2011

We made it…..we made it….we made it….yeah!  Only 179 more days to go. 😀  Our first day went very well, I am so pleased with all that the kids did and SOOOO happy with how the younger boys handled the new schedule.  Now does that mean we had a perfect day?  NO way, but it was better than I thought it would go.

As many of you know I have a VERY hands on learner.  My little Owen (age 4) loves to have his entire body moving at all times of the day.  Sitting can be very hard for him to do, but he did great!  We do lots of moving and grovin while counting and learning how to read. 🙂

Isaac was all set for starting 2nd grade.  He is doing such a great job at reading and organizing that all I have to do is get him started and he is off! 🙂  That is a huge help when I have other children I need to help. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daddy helping with our first day!Owen having art timePreschool time! The other girl in the picture is my Mother's Helper.

 
 

 

 





God’s plan is always best…..

15 03 2011

 

 

Things are going great for the Ferraro’s.  God always seems to change things right when we think we have them figured out….has this every happened to you?  Well, almost 2 weeks ago I started to throw up…..hummmmmm……..So I went to the Dollar Tree and bought a test.  And it was POSITIVE!!! I almost fell over to be honest. 🙂

So, 12 days later I went to the doctors.  He did an U/S to figure out a due date.  He did the U/S to find a VERY small little baby and heart beat, we were only 5 weeks and 5 days along.  Oh, what a sweet sight seeing that LITTLE heart beat!  God is so amazing on how He creates life! 🙂  That means Dave and I found out only 8 days after conception……oh, I made him promise me there was only one in there, but the dr. said it was too early to tell.  Maybe another little girl, I was super sick with Grace. 😀  It doesn’t matter to us, God sure knows what we need better than we do. 

So our new THING 5 is due November 9th, 2011. 🙂  The dr. and us are being very active in making sure I don’t end up with another 9 lbs.  Ethan had lots of problems with his sugar when he was born and he got stuck. 😦 So we are going to be checking my sugar more often than normal.  I am very happy about this. Please pray for….

Wisdom for the doctors

Health of the baby

Health for me (for me to be able to take care of the kids while being sick)

Planning for our family

Thank you very much!!!!! 😀  WE are very excited to add another wonderful blessing to our family. 😀





Bowling

21 01 2011

This past year Isaac and Grace were on a bowling league with my sister’s two youngest children.  We had a great time! 

Grace watching her ball go SLOWLY down the lane.

Picture #1……..there goes the ball……..

Picture #2………A strike! 🙂 One happy boy.

Brody did a great job! 🙂  (This is my nephew that is 10 hours younger than Isaac)





Summer Birthdays…..

7 09 2010

Sorry it has taken me so long to finally get the birthday pictures up.  I do have a good reason…..well, kind of one.  We bought a new camera early this year….and well…..I don’t know how to put the pictures up.  😦  Dave had to do it for me.

So, let’s start with my little princess.  Grace turned 5 this year and choose a Strawberry Shortcake birthday.  🙂  She had a great time with her friends and brothers. 🙂

We surprised Grace with a new kitchen table and dishes.

 Shortly after Grace turned 5 our son Owen turned 3.  Wow!  Really can my baby boy be 3.  He celebrated by having a Go Diego Go party!  This party was a month late because Owen got very sick the weekend of his party. 

 

The children made Diego vests, then went on an Animal Rescue!  Lots of fun.

Dave set up a course for the kids to run....at the end they had to rescue a stuffed animal. He is such an awesome daddy!!!

As hard as it is for me to believe that Grace is 5 and Owen is 3….the thought that Ethan is 1 is super hard!!!!  My baby boy has grown into such a sweet little boy.  We celebrated his birthday with a Thing 4 is turning 1.  It was a Dr. Seuss birthday party.

Things 1 to 4. 🙂

 

The Cat in the Hat cake table

 

The food table was based on Green Eggs and Ham

Ethan opening his gifts

Ethan having his cake...yummy.

I praise God for my wonderful blessings.  He is so good to me, I look at these children and just can’t believe He has given them to us to raise. 

We love you kiddos!  Thank you for being apart of our family.





Birthday Parties….

12 06 2010

Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE to throw birthday parties.  Before my children can even sit up or sleep through the night I am planning their first birthday party.  Weeks after their birthday I am already thinking of next year. 🙂 I LOVE doing this….maybe I should check into that one day as a job….he he.

Well, after many years of having “Family and Friends” parties we decided to move onto Birthday party child friends and our family only parties.  Ummmmm you might be thinking….”What is she talking about?”  In the younger ages (1-3 or so) the child isn’t really “friends” with children yet.  But around the age of 4 they start to really have bonds with certain children.  So we are now only inviting our immediate family (grandparents and cousins) and the birthday child’s friends. 

This was hard at first.  Many of our friends have 3-5 children each and they are all close in age.  But we gave it a try last year anyway….and guess what?  EVeryone LOVED it!!!!  The parents of the multi age families were calling and thanking me!  They were saying how nice it was for their 2nd or 3rd born child to get to go to party without all the siblings.  They were saying how much it made their children feel special.

Now, I am not saying that this is the only way to go….but for us it is working!  Grace will be having her 5 year old birthday party next weekend and she is so excited to have 8 little girls coming over (and of course her brothers and cousins too).  We can actually invite several children because we are only inviting one from each family.  (If we had just invited 2 families we would have had almost 7 children had we included all the siblings).  So this is a nice way to do it and still keep it under 10 children.

Now, for the younger children we still invite the whole family.  The younger children need their parents at the party and we need them there to help too! 🙂 

I am excited to post pictures of her birthday party next week….let’s just say, there will be lots of pink, red and lime green.  Any guesses on what the theme is?





Ballet

27 04 2010

Grace is in her first year of Ballet and she really loves it.  She is so cute and does a great job too. 🙂  I wanted to post some pics from her picture day…..she goes on stage in June with her friends.





New Family Pics…..

14 10 2009
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Dave and His boys

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Update….long time needed

1 06 2009

Well, we are really needing a family update.  Let me start with….we are still finishing up homeschooling for this year, so we have been a little busy. 

I will start with Isaac.  He is doing awesome!  Reading has clicked with him and he is reading a lot of short sentences and stories etc.  His world is wide open now and he really likes that.  He is a typical 5 year old…trying to figure out social circles and friends.  He is still adjusting to our move and making friends is coming slowly.  This is not a bad thing….sometimes the slow moving friendships are the ones that last.  He is in Tee-Ball and loves it!  He has quite an arm on him and is getting much better at batting.  His hand and eye coordination has improved so much from last season.  We are really proud of him.

Isaac batting at his first game of the season.

Isaac batting at his first game of the season.

 

Isaac on Easter morning

Isaac on Easter morning

On mother's day with the mirror the kids made for me.

On mother's day with the mirror the kids made for me.

Grace is 4 years old today!  I can’t believe how fast she has grown.  She is becoming such a sweet child.  6 months ago we didn’t know if what we were doing as parents was working with her.  She cried a lot and was VERY sassy.  But by God’s grace she is really coming around to be such a wonderful little girl.  She loves babies and art.  She wants to do her hair, pick out her clothes and of course her shoes!  She really wants to do dance class so we will be getting her in a class in the fall.  What a great little girl….Happy Birthday Gracelyn, mommy and daddy love you so much!  We thank God that He choose to give you life and what a miracle you are.

Grace with her princess Easter eggs.

Grace with her princess Easter eggs.

Grace with her princess gear on.

Grace with her princess gear on.

MOmmy and Grace on mother's Day.

MOmmy and Grace on mother's Day.

 

Owen is growing up!  He is almost 23 months old and is one of the sweetest little boys when he isn’t trying to assert his own will.  He is in a twin bed now and will start potty training tomorrow morning.  It will be a long 3 days, so please pray for us, but God has always been faithful with this area for us and it has gone quick.  I pray it goes that way with him as well.  He LOVES baseball and cars.  He is such a funny little guy.  Now that he has had his new tubes in his years he is talking so much!  He is putting together words and sentences and dropping most of his signing.  He was doing about 60 signs, but now only uses them when needed!!!  That is awesome!  He is very happy to kiss my growing belly and sing to the baby when asked to.

Owen in his new bed!

Owen in his new bed!

Owen on Easter Morning.

Owen on Easter Morning.

Owen doing his eggs...look at that red hair.

Owen doing his eggs...look at that red hair.

 

Baby Champ is growing as well.  We are almost 27 weeks and moving along pretty well.  I am growing and finally really feeling this baby move.  Our placenta is in the front this time making the movements of the baby harder to feel.  But the baby is growing and is much stronger now so we are feeling it!  The kids love to talk to Champ and sing as well.  This baby will be well loved when it is welcomed into our home.

Here I am at almost 24 weeks.

Here I am at almost 24 weeks.

 

Now here at some pics of the kids…..

Owen playing baseball

Owen playing baseball

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Grace with her Kentucky friends.  Grace, McKay, Jaden and Nathan

Grace with her Kentucky friends. Grace, McKay, Jaden and Nathan

Isaac with his Kentucky friends...Ballard, Dylon and Isaac

Isaac with his Kentucky friends...Ballard, Dylon and Isaac

Brody (cousin), Isaac, Mac (cousin) and Gracelyn eating ice cream.

Brody (cousin), Isaac, Mac (cousin) and Gracelyn eating ice cream.





Happy Birthday

11 02 2009
A picture from the local paper that was on the front page.  Isaac is on the left and Brody on the Right.

A picture from the local paper that was on the front page. Isaac is on the left and Brody on the Right.

Wow!  5 years ago to the day…..Wednesday Feb. 11, 2004 I was getting ready for bed and I knew that the baby was going to be coming soon.  Dave went off to work the midnight shift at UPS and I went to try to get some sleep.  I awoke a few hours later on Feb. 12 around 3 am and called my husband home.  We were 45 mins. from the hospital and it was starting to snow.  He came right home and took a quick shower and got me in the car.  We arrived at the hospital a little after 4 :30 am.  They decided to keep me…and off to a room I went.

We called our family in the morning to tell them we wre checked in and they started to make their way to the hospital.  Hours laters……I mean hours…..at about 7:30 pm I decided that I couldn’t handle it anymore and got an epidural.  By the time they got there and did it our baby was coming.  I started to push a little after 8:40 pm and a sunny side up little boy was born at 8:46 pm.  The room was shouting….Dave was calling to the waiting area….”It’s a BOY”.  We were so thrilled with this wonderful life God had given to us.  Then only 10 hours later my sister had a baby boy next door to us.  Neither one of us knew what we were having..

Now that boy is going to be 5.  What happened to those past years?  He is reading pretty well, rides a 2 wheeler bike, can skateboard and is one of the most compassionate loving children I know.  He wants to serve the Lord and live for God.  We couldn’t be more proud of him.

My sister and I delivered our boys 10 hours apart.  We were next door to eachother, it was a fun experience.

My sister and I delivered our boys 10 hours apart. We were next door to eachother, it was a fun experience.

 

Isaac 2.5 years....he has always loved music.

Isaac 2.5 years....he has always loved music.

 

Isaac a little over 3 and Grace 1.5 years old.

Isaac a little over 3 and Grace 1.5 years old.

 

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The 3 year old.

The 3 year old.

The 4 year old.

The 4 year old.

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My 5 year old!

My 5 year old!

Thank you Isaac for being a part of our family!  We love you very much and you are so special to us, enjoy your day.





Around the Parks at Disney

2 02 2009
Isaac was picked to drive the baot on the Jungle Cruise

Isaac was picked to drive the baot on the Jungle Cruise

 

Grace in Minnie Mouse's house

Grace in Minnie Mouse's house

Our Sweet little boy Owen

Our Sweet little boy Owen

Isaac was choosen to train as a Jedi and fight Darth Vador!

Isaac was choosen to train as a Jedi and fight Darth Vador!

 

Mommy with her Kiddos

Mommy with her Kiddos

 

Owen ready for the 3D ride Toy Story Mania!

Owen ready for the 3D ride Toy Story Mania!

 

This is how Isaac and Grace dressed for the airplane ride to Orlando!  They were so cute and excited.

This is how Isaac and Grace dressed for the airplane ride to Orlando! They were so cute and excited.