Friday, January 29, 2016

Sick days

It seems like every year around this time we get hit by some bug that knocks out most of the family.  This was that week.  Mr. K was the first.  Then Miss A.  We had hoped it would stop at those two littles, but it seems they managed to share.

Miss C went down next.  Miss A, having recovered, sweetly brought her a blanket, rocked her, and then "read" to Miss C that evening after dinner.

Next up?  The rest of them.  Mr. R, Miss E, Mr. M, and Miss J all went down at about the same time.  EVERYTHING got canceled.  Yesterday was declared a pajama day and today will be too.

So far Mr. S has managed to avoid it.  So have Rob and I, though I'm not sure if I may just have a mild form of what they all have.  As much as I do not like having us all sick I'm glad for the slower days.  I'm also thankful to be getting this out of the way now instead of closer to when baby is due.  Maybe we can stay healthy for the birth and recovery time?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

This girl

This girl keeps us on our toes, keeps us laughing, and certainly keeps things interesting around here.

She regularly gets herself all bundled up to let us know she'd like to go outside.  Any boots left by the door will do.  She usually picks the smallest ones there, but her's are always put away.

She's still a big time cuddle bug, often waking half way through nap time to come finish her nap in bed with me.  I'm thankful for the "forced" rest.

Miss A has noticed that with my growing belly it's harder and harder to sit on my lap or even just sit in the chair with me.  The other evening she dragged a chair over next to mine so we could sit close and hold hands.  She found this to be a good method and continues to do this often.

Her hair do took a turn for the worse when she decided to pull the rubber band out half way through the day.  It stayed like this for a good 10 minutes until she found a hat she wanted to wear and flattened the "do."

Not convinced we were really out of eggs at breakfast she scraped the serving dish clean.

Happy Birthday Miss J!

We celebrated Miss J's birthday this week.  It's been an extremely busy week and I'm thankful that Miss J had some very reasonable requests and expectations.  She didn't want a cake.  Instead she requested Miss E make some of her favorite cookies.  We also ended up getting everyone their own carton of ice cream that they got to eat directly out of.

Happy Birthday Miss J!  We are so thankful that God placed you in our family.  Your cheerful, adventurous, helpful spirit sure is a blessing to all of us.  We look forward to seeing how God grows these (and many more) gifts in you as you continue to grow and learn in Him.