Wednesday, July 27, 2011


~My two oldest kids have joined a local home school band (of like 9) and seem to enjoy it quite a bit. It's encouraging to see them excited about practicing for something.

~ We enjoyed a visit from great friends. It's amazing how the Lord orchestrates to bring people together (even through the internet)!

~Kenny (the oldest boy) has been able to read for years but hasn't really liked it. However, over the past week he's had his nose stuck in a book. What book caught his attention? Little Pilgrim's Progress. I couldn't be happier with his choice! :O)

~Kathleen (almost two) is starting to talk a lot more. I was lying on the couch the other morning, she climbed up, laid down next to me and said, "cuddle". SO SWEET!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jessica turns 7

It seems like the older my kids get the more incredulous I feel about birthdays.

In my head I'm thinking, "SEVEN? WHO TOLD YOU, YOU COULD TURN SEVEN!!"

*sigh* no matter how I feel about them growing up though, it still happens.

When you are a procrastinator/forgetful like me you end up having to improvise a lot (and I mean A LOT). Like having to use matches in place of candles.... :O)

Thankfully, my kids are pretty used to this sort of thing so it didn't phase her at all!

Happy Birthday my sweet Jessica!

Monday, July 11, 2011

7 months

All of you are so smart and figured out that the common theme in my last post was 10. As in, yes I'm now expecting baby number 10!!! Double digits. Wow. We are excited. :O)

In all the talk of another baby we must not let any of the other kiddos fade into the background!

I believe Theophilus (Theo) is determined to to be a boy all his own in this family.

Here he is at 7 months old now.

He's sitting up, laughing (he's SUPER ticklish!)

AND CRAWLING!!! He is by far the earliest crawler in our family, the average before him was 8-9 months old and he's crawled for about a month already~ I really wasn't prepared for that so soon!

He's a really laid back, content guy.....I couldn't love him more!