Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Noah's First Birthday Party!

Noah turned one year old on Thursday, January 17th, 2008. It's hard to believe he is one already! We celebrated his 1st birthday party on Saturday, January 19th, 2008 at noon at our house in Champaign. We invited our families to the party-Mom and Dad Springer (who live near), Mom and Dad Gingerich (from Iowa), Sonia's sister Andrea (A.K.A "Squirt" Auntie from Indiana), and Grandma and Grandpa Springer from Fisher, IL were able to celebrate with us. Unfortunately, my brother Ryan, who had to work the weekend because of tax season, could not join us. My sister-in-law Nisha, nephews Rohan and Levi, and niece Anika visited my parents, but unfortunately could not join us for the party because of Noah's intestinal bacteria, which is contagious if children are exposed! (Here is a photo of Noah trying his first birthday cake...I think he got more on himself than in his tummy!)
We were given a 1st birthday bib from Sonia's friend Johnna from Indiana. She sent it to us since she didn't need it anymore! Here Noah is posing for us getting ready for the delicious cake!

The theme for the party was Elmo. Sonia bought Elmo birthday hats, an Elmo table cloth, and Elmo paper plates and cups. Noah started watching Sesame Street in the mornings several weeks ago and he LOVES Elmo! Sonia couldn't resist getting Elmo everything!! Here Sonia, Noah, and I are showing off the Elmo hats!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Aweful Start to the Week!

Wow, what a start to the week! Noah has been having diarrhea starting this weekend. I brought him to the doctor yesterday to see what he had....they think it might be cdif (an intestinal problem) as a result of the antibiotics he was on a couple weeks ago for his ear infection. I had to collect a sample of his diarrhea (that was not fun!) and take it into the lab at the doctor's office. I still haven't heard from them and that was yesterday. I will give them a call this morning to see what's going on and if he has cdif.

Over the weekend, my wife and I were victims of identity fraud, someone had stolen our debit card numbers over the Internet and had made several purchases, two purchases we had not made! I was rather irate when I found out someone did this! I called the bank and had to go in to fill out the report. The good news is that we cancelled both of our cards and are getting new ones issued and the person or persons responsible for this can't make any more purchases! The other good news is that the bank will be crediting our account so we won't lose any money from this ordeal!

Hopefully all of you are having a better week so far....I couldn't make dad's group yesterday either because of the doctor visit....oh well, it's best for Noah and the other kids so they don't get what he has!

Talk to all of you later!