Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just an update

Peek a boo

We went to skaterz and she slept like a good little girl

Have you ever been so tired you just couldn't see yourself getting up to go to the bathroom? Well thats me right now. Yes id say I'm past my pregger bladder and now can hold it for hours.Oh good times :) Laura is now 4 weeks old and sleeps during the day and very little at night.Which is ok because I like that quiet time and snuggles I get. Also I have an auto setting on my coffee maker that makes life just a little easier for a mom like me.I keep setting it back everyday as I need it earlier and earlier. Little Laura has been the pooh queen, just as soon as I put a cute outfit on her she blows out her diaper like maybe she didn't like I put on her. I do have to say using throw away diapers has made my life so much better and faster to change. I love it! I dont like buying 3 boxes at a time ( well I lied, I do really like that for some reason). I love having so many littles! Jolene is talking and pretending like never before.She always has a baby doll in her arms and playing tuff with boys. I love she is so active in playing AND she climbs to the school table everyday and sits!! Yes my 1 year old asks for school!! Oh the joys I have from that! She also now goes to sleep on her own for naps and bed time. I snuggle her and love on her and lay her down with her blanket and shes out. I cant believe it! Chase still gets rocked to sleep and then we have to break our backs to lift him into his bed which is right next to my bed and Laura's crib.He is so stinking cute! Hannah thinks he will be our model. He is just speeding away in school and keeping up with Ethan. Its amazing to watch.Ethan knows how to write his name and some numbers.Knows all his colors and shapes and we are learning to read! Cody is blowing me away in history! We are learning about the Indians and Christopher Columbus. He is really liking the extra books from the library we are using. I also started him back in MFW ECC today because that really floats his boat and I'm good with that. The little boys got in on the ECC this morning and loved the Map and Globes book. Cody is still having a hard time with math but I see if we don't skip a day and I do math with him twice a day it really helps him remember. Thats why we decided with him and the boys we will do school 6 days a week. Hannah is Hannah and flys though school like its nothing.Reading like theres no tomorrow. She loves her new piano teacher and just beams when they are done. I love hearing her play in the house though out the day. Basketball starts in November and we are waiting and waiting. They are really excited to be doing that. We had homeschool skaterz last Wednesday and so glad thats finally back into our school year. This week we have homeschool day at the History museum. YEAHHHHH!!!!! All homeschoolers NO others to bump into my kids and then Mommy meanie has to pop out! I have my mom babysitting Ethan, Chase and Jolene because it will be a long day and not sure how they would hold up in a museum that long. We will also have lunch at turtle park if its nice out an then head over to the zoo for alittle peek and grab our zoo pack we will be loaning from the zoo on the rain forest. Well I better get to the bathroom and then bed!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall is wonderful

Laura in this picture just got out of her very first sink bath.Yes at 3 weeks old that day :) sponge baths were given because her baby cord took that long to fall off ( which made me cry)

Its a BEAUTIFUL fall afternoon with really strong winds blowing.Love it! My husband and Cody ran to Lowe's to get 2 new heating elements for both the water heaters.Nothing like well water;) Husband never gets break when he comes home.Its amazing the elements didnt even take a year to replace. Oh well. Tomorrow I can have a nice hot shower and be good :) Im starting to find my old self come back to life. Yes im always loud thats just how I am, but this week I have held my tongue kept my yelling next to non. Again I am loud but my kids know when Im yelling and Cody came to me and gave me a hug and said " this was the best week. You didnt yell at me." Broke my heart but then realized he was right. I think being sooo very preggers in the freakin HEAT really did me in this year and my whole family suffered. But as my weight slowly comes off and body back to normal and the pure JOY I have from all my children im loven life again. I do have to say I have never been this busy in my life before. I get to sit when im nursing and thats alot because LauraBeth nurses like every hour on the hour. But really im busy. Im always cleaning, laundry, cooking, schooling, playing, running somewhere or just plain keeping up with the kids. its alot of fun but boy when its bed time im out!! And I only get 2 hours of the good sleep. After that im up and down from the rocking chair with LauraBeth.Those are the best times. Whens its quiet and I can just look at my beautiful baby. ohh yes im so excited about this new thing in my life. Not so much new but awesome. I started using Pampers and Huggies again!! Thats right i sold my cloth diapers yet again and Im proud to say we are done with them!! With 3 in diapers it was to much to keep up with and I honestly they were cute and thats it.I hated having to wash and stuff and wash and stuff them! I hated the big butted babies I got from them wearing them. It was like 1000 pounds lifted off my shoulders once we finally decided to be done for good with cloth. I like being able to wipe a poohy butt and THROW AWAY! I know i know simple things get me happy :)

School Days around here have been swinging! This week we had a field trip to Shaw Nature reserve to go hiking. Hiking is my favorite thing to do and Codys. We all had so much fun walking through the wetlands. The wind was blowing and leaves were falling with kids chasing the leaves and laughing like never before. It was so much needed not only for me but for them. Monday we had my good friend Lisa over I think I posted that already. Loved it! Then I got a text from a friend I just love and she will be back to homeschooling again next year!!!! Oh how I have missed her! Cant wait for co op next year with her and the kids in it again!! We are taking a step back with math for Cody. One of the things thats awesome about homeschooling is the fact that when a child struggles with a new concept we can take extra time on it so they really know what they are doing before moving on. Also we switched Cody English back to Rod and Staff. Abeka isnt working for us in a few subjects. Hannah loves Abeka but she is a book worm and just gets everything she reads. Cody is more like me and needs to pretty have everything read to him over and over. His reading is coming along. Not were I wanted him at this time but we are getting there and thats what counts. The littles are doing wonders with preschool. Ethan can write his name. Not in order but he knows the letters and writes them. This week we will focus on putting them into his name. Chase has his C and H down. well LauraBeth just woke up.........

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Yesterday was a wonderful day. I had my friend Lisa and her 3 beautiful children over for a day of fellowship. Manly so I could pick her brain on The Feast of Tabernacles. She has been teaching a class on the Feast and Holy days we have been attending but I needed more answers and wanted to really get the facts right an be able to look them up in scripture myself and see. Hannah and I have just been soaking this up. Boy do we Christians really miss things that are right in front of us but dont take the time to do it because we are so caught up in the world. Im sorry but we will no longer live blindly and walk around in caught up in all thats not right.Amazing how things are right in front of ya and you choose not to see or you are worried what some people might think of ya. Oh boy the stuff we have learned and Im honestly waiting for certain people to say to me" I sure hope you are studying on your own" or " Your not going to be brain washed again are ya?" or so on and so on. Keep it to yourself please!

Anyways we are waiting for some rain here. The dark clouds moved in and the rain needs to come like now! we are plugging away at school and not getting much of it done really because theres alot to do with school. The husband was pretty upset with me this weekend because the big kids were again when he came home. So he laid the law down and told me and THEM they arent to to be gone but once a month when he comes home. He finally gets Saturdays off and they weren't here for a family day so we stayed home. He got alot done around the house though.Sunday he even bbqed for us and we loaded everybody up and went for a nice long drive.The trees are starting to turn beautiful colors.We have a field trip Thursday with our co op to the Shaw Nature Reserve to enjoy the trees and hiking. I also need to take the kids to the pumpkin patch this weekend and apple picking next week. The littles are reading The Pumpkin Patch Parable and LOVE IT. They are ready to rip open their pumpkins. Their letter this week is E and P. Color is orange and shape is a triangle. The will do weaving and more painting. The bigger kids are a bible study on Feasts. They have basketball this weekend and Hannah starts a new piano class Thursday. She is very excited to start back up as she has been off since Sept because of the baby. She got a really nice digital Yamaha piano for birthday last month and its so cool because she can record what she plays and then it shows her what keys she might have messed up on. She loves it! Cody has showed an interest in piano so Im thinking maybe he will join her. Jolene has been coloring with the kids as they do school work and is always so busy.She reminds me of Chase because they are always soooo busy! Little LauraBeth is doing awesome! Nursing like a pro and nursing ALL the time. I so love nursing her.I have missed it so much.Jolene stopped around 9 months and I was so sad! Laura lost her baby cord on Sunday and I cried :( Why cant they stay small for longer?! I always take her outside on the porch and sit in my favorite chair while the other kids play and I nurse her.Pure joy!! There is nothing like nursing your baby and watching all your other kids smile and scream with laughter ( unless its Jolene who is screaming because 3 of her brothers are chasing her with power wheels). Im so grateful for all I have been blessed with.My kiddos are loud and crazy and I wouldnt change that for anything!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Our days

My days are filled with sippy cups, bottles, binkies, cups, clothes on the floor, nursing, blanket forts, screaming kids, laughing kids, the question of "why" from my 3 and 4 year old, frogs, worms on the dinner table in the MIDDLE of dinner, dirty diapers, hand prints on the windows, pee on the bathroom floor, dishes in the sink, school books every where and the list will go on and on. I wouldnt change a thing for anything.My husband is so in love with his new baby girl its crazy. I dont know what it was but when he came home this past weekend he was glowing with a beautiful smile and content look. He is a man who loves his family and it shows. To must people our house is loud and crazy and full of toys everywhere and kids flying up and down the hallway. If someone looked in our window at any given time they would turn gray headed and run! Large families are like this.We love it! Im so happy to be holding and nursing at all hours of the day and night.Im so happy to have my body slowly going back to normal. To top it off its FALL and its my favorite season ever! ( as im typing this Ethan and Hannah walk past me shaking their rears like " monkey babies"). Ill write more later baby calls me!!!

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