Saturday, October 6, 2007

ironic, isn't it

the night after I had a visit to the doctor, L and I get sick. Poor guy was the first to go's so hard to see such a little one get sick. He didn't want the sick bowl shoved in the face anymore than I wanted him to puke on the bed. The next day I thought he was getting better but that night he started again, as did I6 and J. Such a happy house this week. I thought I7 and dad may have missed it but it seems daddy isn't feeling well tonight-hopefully resting today will help him fight this bug! I'm still not feeling quite myself-I guess a few days of not eating so much will throw your body off balance.
I let the kids go to awana's tonight since they had been wrestling around and seemed pretty much themselves today. They had a great time, they are so excited to have their little vests and handbooks now. We did get some school stuff in this week, mostly just a little history reading and we made these tricorn hats. We've been talking about George Washington this week.

Now they have been calling them crowns, I guess tricorn hats just doesn't' sound as cool. The crowned me queen earlier, queen of what I"m not sure.
Christmas is getting nearer(gasp did she say christmas?!?)
If you are looking for that perfect gift for that hard to buy for person I must plug my friend Jera. I am so excited for them! Really it is the best idea, check out the link! It's cooler to see in person then have me stumble over words to explain.

and FYI cool is the word of the day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

40 minutes

that's how long it took me to find a parking spot at the hospital today....which caused me to be 15min late. I was lucky and they were still able to get me in. But wait, I get to do that again because I have to go back for blood work and to fill and new prescription. Oh joy I can't wait! I"m hoping it will work out that James will be able to drop me off and pick me up next time so I don't have to visit the parking insanity again. After 2+hours there I picked up the kids and we got groceries. They did great considering it was lunch time, or maybe it was the behave and you'll get to pick a special lunch today, nothing like a little behavior incentive. I6 and J requested cereal and milk. I7 a roast beef sandwich. L slept the whole time, the sling is so nice during times like these. Although at the same time it is hard to reach down in the deep carts to retrieve groceries while wearing a child. Got home just before 2 and had a enough time to enjoy our choice lunches and have a little school time before we had to hit the road to pick up daddy. Now I sit here wondering where the day went?
kid thoughts for the day: We have a nature notebook in which we get out once a week and the kids can draw something they see when we our outdoors. We were discussing how we can take these on our trip and as we drive through different states they can draw what they see since it may look different from home. I7 said yes, I can draw a desert because we will go through Texas. J says Oh, I want to see camels in the desert! Think we'll have any luck seeing camels by the US roadways?

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Good Morning

Ahh, nothing like a nice, rainy quiet morning. Got my cup of tea and bible and little time alone. Well the alone part just depends how you look at it. J is up but he's doing a very good job of sitting quietly waiting for me to get done with my Bible reading today....Then I7 walked upstairs and started reading quietly the children's bible to J...and now well everyone is awake and it is not so quiet! But it started out that way and it was a great start to the day! Nothing like a good recharge to get you going. I want to share this quote with you today.

Ultimately, faith is the only key to the universe. The final meaning of human existence, and the answers to the questions on which all our happiness depends cannot be found in any other way.
Thomas Merton-American Trappist monk and author of Then Seven Storey Mountain

The older 2 have been busy making things this week. I've heard mom can I use this to make a canoe, a pirate ship etc. They are going to town with the creativity this week! I7 has also been practicing writing in 'Indian code' We checked out a book from the library that tells what each picture means so he's be drawing pictures and writing us 'coded' messages.

It took J a half hour after awana's started to decide he did infact want to go to class. He seemed to have a good time afterwards but when we got to church friday, he started screaming that he didn't want to go. He is excited now, as he got his cubbies book and I told him we could do his school during the week like the big kids. I need to copy some preschool type things for him as he wants to do school like the big kids.

Yesterday we got to watch James play softball,they won again yay! It was fun to watch and we went out for lunch afterwards(ouch on the pocketbook!) Then we went to do some shopping. Sears was having a good sale so we were shopping for daddy who needed some nice clothes. So now he is set for awhile(thank goodness he doesn't outgrow his clothes! and why is it he's drawn to the most expensive of the sale items? hmm, it's never a great idea to shop with him;) )
I had picked up a few things the week before for the kids. I think we are almost ready for our trip now. Need to find a jacket for Isaac, otherwise we are pretty good. I think I am realizing that warm climates might be best for a larger family, because then you only have one season of clothes to worry about!
L is walking more and more. The other kids are still really excited and everytime he walks they talk in real high excited voices MOM look he's walking!