This throw-back Thursday is dedicated to the ghetto pool and the years where we were basically drowning in littles. Good thing we have some pictures because it’s pretty much a blur.
So my word count for NaNoWriMo2014 is at 18,799 and it’s feeling so good. I wasn’t sure my characters were going to get off their butts and do anything but tonight they did. So exciting.
Jonah got his stitches out of his toe. His temper tantrum from 10 days ago left him with 4 stitches in his big toe. It was gross, bloody and black. He screamed like a crazy person getting those things in but of course, daddy took him to have them removed and NOT ONE TEAR was shed.
I love the irony that he was wearing a shirt that says “Mom’s Happy Camper” when in fact if mom had taken him he would not have been a happy camper. Go dad go.
Katie had to have an expander put in at the orthodontist today. She’s getting the fun of spacers, impressions, appliances all at the ripe old age of 9. Bless her. But the experts (who never heard her high-pitch crying baby screech) say her mouth is too small and room must be made.
She did well with it today. It’s making her talk a little funny and she doesn’t appreciate when I laugh at her so I’m trying not to do that. Hey, don’t judge, I had braces for 3 years, I know it sucks. We keep telling her she’ll get used to it. Hopefully she will.
Sometimes with homeschooling you just have to roll with it. You’re tired. Or they are tired.
This morning right after breakfast, Parker (age 4) decided he would pull out a couple of his 24 piece puzzles and then couldn’t find a piece.
That’s really how it all started. Then Foster started to help him find his piece in the puzzle cabinet and noticed that some of the boxes were falling apart. Foster pulled out a 300 piece puzzle and put it on the bar to work. I got out my sharpie and big Ziploc bags and started cutting up the broken boxes to get organized. Then Katie and Theodore decided they wanted to play with the beans…but then they wanted to do puzzles when Jonah wanted the beans…
And so forth and so on…then there was playing with Legos, watching Magic School Bus, popcorn and animal crackers for lunch and a story before rest time.
I’m sure they learned something today.
|(Wanted to include the knocked over basket of cardboard, the basket of dirty laundry and
you can’t make them out but the sink is full of dirty dishes too.)
I am so far behind in blogging but wanted to catch up on some memories that I know I will regret not recording.
On October 21, 2013 my only little girl turned 8 years old. We had a nice party for her at home, we invited family and she was blessed with many great gifts. A little girl’s presents are so different than little boy ones. Art supplies, jewelry, clothes, shoes and a new bedspread…all made her feel so joyful and loved.
She is growing so fast. I know people always say that but she is physically tall and thin and her hair is getting longer. She had her ears pierced last year and we had a terrible time getting them to heal until we realized she needed to wear solid gold or they would just keep getting infected. I teased her about being high maintenance, in fact, I’ve always really said that about her but the reality is she often complains less than the boys. She is first to take initiative with chores and other areas where she sees something needs to be done.
I am trying to treasure this time. She still has her “bunny” that has been with her since she was 6 weeks old. She bites her nails and cries easily if her feelings are hurt. She loves her brothers and her Daddy and I so much and she will cuddle with us anytime she can. She is a diligent worker. She is starting to want to call family and her best friend on the phone. She likes putting on her “smell good” lotion and making sure her clothes match. She’s growing up…but she will still roll down a grassy hill and play good guys and bad guys outside, getting dirtier than anyone else.
She is so precious to me and I am thankful to God for every day that I have with her.