Monday, November 26, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
So there they are.
A mermaid, fairy, buzzy bee, and zombie. The costumes came together pretty well. Elijah was trying his best to be a scary zombie...he is a little freaky if you ask me. He wouldn't smile, no matter how much I asked. Oh, well. ;)
It was chilly, we met some neighbors, and had ever so many trick or treators. The kiddies had fun answering the door and passing out the candy.
It was nice to have my Dad...he helped carve pumpkins, walk the kids around and just be...it was good.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
It seems as though he is mad or unhappy most of the time.
I love him to bits...but, gosh he's hard.
I pray for him and for me every day...God never gives more then we can handle right?
My current prayer list? That he will sleep through the night and begin to like solid foods.
I think he might be so very crabby because he is hungry and nursing as wonderful as it is, is just not enough anymore.
He has started crawling...army crawl and then kind of a "get-up-on-all-fours-then-lurch-onto-the-belly" crawl too. I think he'll be walking in January. He wants to be involved with his siblings, this one does...maybe that will go along way in helping his happiness level.
Until then, I'll just keeping praying.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The unpacking of the boxes continues. I have set myself a goal of tackling 10 per day. I figure in a week I should be close to done. Finding new places for things is tough. I want the house to be organized and to make sense, but I have to live in it for awhile before I really know how things should be. I expect in around 6 months I will be reshuffling things. I found the box of towels today and the master bedroom lamps. I did a happy dance! Now I don't have to use my book light to read before bed any longer...I can just click on my lamp. Sigh, it's the little things isn't it?
I have been baking almost everyday too. I think it is having found my Kitchen Aid mixer again after a year and a half. What a joy it is to use. Plus, something about fall and colder weather just calls out for cookies and warm apple upside-down cake. Getting the kiddies back on track with what they eat is a priority too. I had fallen into relying on processed food way to much over the last year. Now I am working to get back to making more from scratch and not letting things into the house that I know are not good for their growing bodies like sugary cereals and gummy fruit snacks. I have pulled out my folder of recipes and will be making homemade crackers, granola, and honey whole wheat sandwich bread which the kids have always liked. We are also back to have fresh fruits and veggies at every meal and there has been minimal complaining about that, Rubia even decided lightly steamed green beans are tasty. Elijah and Evelyn didn't, but they did their part and ate what was on their plates anyway.
Although things are stilled jumbled and chaotic, I feel more calm and with each day a little stress from moving melts away. I'm so happy to be where we are...now if I could just find that silverware (seriously, it's starting to really drive me crazy).
Monday, November 12, 2012
The weather has started to turn cold. There was a slight dusting of snow when I got up this morning. It continued to lightly snow off and on today, despite the sun shining...always a weird feeling to me. There was little to show for it, except the reminder that it was cold.
Well, there are cookies to bake and dinner to make. I love having my own kitchen again...even if I am still searching for the silverware.