We were outside trying to see the northern lights (they were suppose to be visible but we had no luck) and Titus wished on a star. I asked what he wished for "a Giddy" he said. That's one of Gideon's nicknames. How great that he already has what he wants.
I asked Adele what she was going to wish for for her birthday. She said she was going to wish for a baby but decided not to because feeding two babies at once would be too hard for me (that would be) so she is saving that wish for another time.
The other night Tyler sat up in bed and very forcefully said "we need to sleep for a purpose" fell back over asleep. He talks in his sleep quite a bit. Since I am awake at night with a baby I have been able to laugh at it a lot more often lately.
Spencer's teacher told me she loves having him. She said he is such a smart kid he has even corrected me. Couple times. I asked hi about it later and he said he was very polite about it he just didn't want people learning it wrong.
I have been worried about spencer not having Garret at the same school with him. He seems to be doing fine. He says he plays tag a lot and a game called "piggie".
Titus and Adele have been playing really nicely at home ( usually). They call each other big buddies. The other day they played that Adele was the Mom and Titus was running through the house calling for his Mom. I asked what he needed and he said "I don't need you, I need my new Mommy". They get pretty serious with their play.
Garret is at a new school and likes it. When he gets home he is ready to run around and play. He has been exploring the swamp a lot and is loving it. I don't mind except he comes in covered in smelly mud.
He also loves learning about war history and likes the story of Joshua Chamberlain.
Adele took another riding lesson. I gave her allergy medicine before and it helped some. She likes it so much but hates the sniffles ad sneezes after so I haven't decided if we will continue.
Gideon is pretty easy right now. He is a super great mapper and happy when he is awake. He struggles only when he is tired and we are out so he can't just lay down and sleep. His smile is so adorable and I love all his baby sounds.
We have been slowly doing little projects around the house and it's been so fun working on them.
There was a moment the other day when I was standing in the kitchen grating zucchini, Gideon was jumping in his door jumper, out the window I could see Tyler on the hammock surrounded by kids and life seemed so perfect. We are very blessed. Sometimes it's so loud and busy I can hardly think but it truly is a great life.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Garret was dropped off first. He is at a different school and that makes him and me a little nervous but I think he will do great. He is excited for the bigger playground, the bigger library and the bigger gym. He is nervous for a new teacher and for getting lost. He was acting shy when I dropped him off. I am excited to hear how it goes.
Monday, August 25, 2014
We stopped in SeaBeck for icecream before running off on errands.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
We live by a lot of old people and they all must have loved Shirley Temple. Lately Adele is told over and over that she looks like Shirley Temple. She diffidently has a lot of personality and she loves to sing and dance. Her hair does get a pretty good curl to it if it has just been washed.
What do you think? (Shirley Temple's picture is at the bottom). Either way I love this sweet girl.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Last Sunday Gideon turned three months old. He is so so so cute. A little over a week before he turned three months he got his first tooth and now has two teeth broken through. I know it's just teeth but it totally blows me away. He is too little to have teeth. He is suppose to have a gummy smile for a while longer still.
It has been the best three months with this little guy.
I even had to pull one of our Titus's ear. Then I started pulling out stingers. I pulled just two off of Adele. Eight off of Titus. He had them all over. While pulling out stingers he told me there was still a bee. I found another one on his head. He was so scared.
Finally they were all out and Titus was calming down so I left him to go in the bathroom and pull the stinger out of my eyelid. It had been there from the time I went to save them (between this and diving in the pool for Spencer, I think I should get Mom of the year). Since the stinger got me in a sensitive spot and was left in so long my eye swelled up really good.
Anything outside required a little coaxing to get Titus to participate. He was worried about bees. By the end of the week he seems much better.
We picked lots of blackberries and made jam and cobblers. The kids were big helpers. Garret told me he was worried about going back to school because I would have to do it all on my own.
We watched a movie on our front porch. The drive in never had a good kids movie so we had to make do in order to get it crossed off our summer bucket list.
We read books. Played games. Went for bike rides.
Titus asked me to take a picture of him with snap peas. This kid thinks they are the best treat ever.
We played with the kittens we got. I still need a picture of them. They are not the friendliest little things but they already caught a mouse so I guess that's good.
One day the kids asked if they could try and survive outside. They wanted to see if they could stay outside from lunch time until dinner time. They packed up a backpack with supplies, took a walkie talkie and set out. They called me a lot on the walkie talkie. I could see them most of the time but they thought it was great. They had lots of stories to tell me. Gideon and I felt a little lost in the quite house!
We watched Gideon play in his jumpy toy. How cute is he!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Heather, Lillian, Adele, Titus, Gideon and I had fun back at the house. We ate lots of good food and Heather and I stayed up watching Gone With the Wind.
It was a great couple days.