Monday, June 18, 2012


Venting will be done in my paper journal today. 

Just wanted it noted that I DO sometimes listen to my husband. :) 

"Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."
 Proverbs 17:28

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Just a little update

It seems like it's been forever since I wrote a blog entry.
So I thought I'd take this time that I am avoiding making beds and sweeping floors to post one. 

Landry turned 5 weeks old Friday. 
Not sure how much he weighs but I'm guessing about 10lbs if not a little more.
We are officially out of newborn stuff and into 0-3 month. Even some 3-6 month stuff fits. 
He is a happy baby. Finally. I have been diary free, caffeine free, all greens free, seasoning free for a little over a week. So far we have very minimal fussy periods during the days and nights. 
I like to think he only cries when he needs something. Diaper changes, hungry, too cold, too hot, tired, or just wants to be snuggled. 
I am enjoying the smiles and even a few chuckles I've got from him lately. :) 

Nana and Landry. She put him right out... (I need her during the night for sure!) 

The boys are FINALLY getting over all the junk we battled a couple of weeks ago. We all caught the stomach bug.. and it made its way through everyone in the house, including myself. I had flash backs of sitting in the bathroom for hours upon hours when I was pregnant with Landry. I DO NOT miss that part of pregnancy ONE BIT. 

We bought a van! So exciting to have an extra vehicle that holds us all. I'm slowly learning how to manage having 4 children alone out of the house. We have made trips to the doctors office, audit department, DMW, McDonalds to play for hours and I survived it all. (No Valium was needed either)
I've had a lot of stares and a few nasty comments about all the kids we have. 
But I've also received a few really nice comments too. 

Zachary explained to a lady in McDonalds why he always wanted a big family. That was a sweet conversation. She asked if he wanted mommy and daddy to have more children and he said "Sure! We love babies!" Proud moment for mommy for sure!

Josh and I both find ourselves telling people we want 6 kids, even though we may be done having children. I'm finding really funny comments to make to people when they ask "Are you guys done yet?". So far "We like the number 6" has gotten the most reactions. I think I'll stick with it for now. 

My housework is slowly getting done each day. I sweep a little less than I used too even though it needs it a little more now a days. Laundry hasn't been completely caught up since Landry was born. I've managed to always have a clean towel for everyone though and clean underwear. Those are the only two that really matter anyway, right? 

We haven't found out if Brennon will be accepted into the pre-k program yet. I'm hoping it comes soon so we can prepare Brennon either way. I'm trying not to make a big deal about him going to school just in case he doesn't get in. (He is on a kindergarten +6 months level based on his pre-k entry test and got put to the bottom of the list) Never in my life have I ever prayed so hard for my kid to be a little dumber. 

I'm still trying to find educational fun ways to entertain the kids all summer. We have the craft table set up in the living room and we work everyday at sight words, reading and math. The kids enjoy learning so I'm taking advantage of it. (I think Zachary wants to learn more words so he can text my mom more than I love you Nana.)
The boys playing a power ranger "trouble" game. 

Brennon's artwork. 
My sweet "love" note from Zachary. It says I love my mom because she is nice. My mom is beautiful." Aww... sweet child.

Our craft table. 

That pretty much sums up whats been going on these past few weeks. I'm slowly getting in a schedule and hopefully will be able to post entries on a regular basis. 

Until then....