Sunday, October 25, 2009

what I'm thankful for at the moment

Bringing in a new family member is a BIG adjustment....

Last Saturday I went to Taylor's soccer game with all 4 kids.

Just me. And four kids under 6.

I'm not gonna lie: it was NOT FUN.

It was really stressful.

I don't get much sleep anymore.

I'm grouchy...just ask Spencer.

I cry a lot more frequently.

I am craving adult conversation more than ever.

Sometimes I feel like a dis-functional robot going from one thing to the next.

But I know that this is temporary. I'm adjusting more and more each day.

So I am thankful that infants sleep a lot...
so that somewhere in all of this chaos I can take a moment for myself and remember how grateful I am to have a family that brings joy in complete abundance each and every day.
And life is so so good.

Friday, October 23, 2009

another day with Dad

I love this park.
I love my husband.
I love my kids.
I love to get breaks from mothering occasionally. Thank you, honey.
One of the most attractive things that a husband can do for his wife is to play with, teach, and help with the children. Talk about a "turn-on"!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Library Day with Dad

Spencer took the kids to the FigGarden Library while I have been with Benson.
Miss Donna does an amazing job with books, finger plays, and a craft. The kids love it.

We're really going to miss it while we're stuck in the home for the winter. With all the flu germs floating around, I don't want to leave the house much.

Monday, October 12, 2009

two little misunderstandings today

1. I love all the yummy treats people bring you when you have a baby. Thank you!!

Yesterday someone brought us a plate of banana, pumpkin, and shortbread. McKay wanted to try some so I said, "McKay, try some shortbread".

His reply: "No, I don't want short bread, I want LONG bread!"

2. I check on the chickens. You know, to make sure they are alive, to see if they have eggs--but mainly to see if they have a sufficient amount of food and water.

Well, today I told Taylor that I was going to go "check on the chickens" and she, being a sweetheart, ran ahead of me to do the job. She came back swiftly and let me know that "the chickens are being good".

Saturday, October 10, 2009

it's nice to meet you

a blind kid using echolocation

Spence and I thought THIS was amazing!

Ben passed away just before his seventeenth birthday.
His self confidence and attitude and ability astound me.