Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Making marbles

Tonight we are starting once a week respite for twins!!  They are only 4 months old.

My mind is reeling at the thought of 2 babies in our house =)  It will be interesting.  Of course that word doesn't do it a justice!  I imagine we will learn a lot about how life w/twins works.  I am excited (again, of course!) and I am also really glad we moved furniture around last week and wasn't necessary to do that before they came, we just started some cleaning and it led to moving furniture for the winter.  I know it's only once a week, but my guess is not much will get done when the boys are over.

I am writing this post at the Y.  Colleen is in her gymnastics class!  She loves loves loves it!  It's pretty cool to see her doing a bunch of new things and getting stronger.  Moses has been going to boys' gymnastics too...I cannot believe what some of the bigger boys are doing!  The kid is certainly strong enough to do those things, he's just working on some of the coordination!  Last night it was cartwheels.  It was humorous watching the coach teach how to do one.  I was thinking, "Yeah, how do you teach someone to do that??"  Now I have my answer!  I'm not sure I could even still do one myself.  I'm not really planning to try any time soon either!

It is my absolute favorite season here!  We are going to pick apples soon, leaves are starting to change, the air is getting crisp and cool, my birthday is coming up, the garden is getting ripe, etc...We're going to a Brewers' game, having a family reunion, watching the Packers on TV, getting our school schedule down...I can't wait!

Well, I hope to keep writing here on Wednesdays.  Maybe I can catch up on some of the summer posts!  Sorry this one is so random and not interesting...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Joke's on me!

Remember yesterday when I was singing the all by myself song?  I believe God has a sense of humor b/c today we got a phone call about a new foster care placement...I picked up a precious baby girl today!  So much for being by myself!  I am so not complaining, so God if you are listening, please do not misunderstand me...I just seriously did not expect this!  So now we get back into the routine of bottles, diapers, car seat carrying, blanket snuggling, etc...please pray for us as we adjust!  We are unsure of how long this placement will be.  It's possible there will be an update next week.  For now, we're pulling baby gadgets out of storage and figuring out what works for this little girl!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


The song says, "Don't want to be...ALL BY MYSELLLLFFF!"  But I do!  Sort of....Today was the first day I had all my kids and husband in school at the same time.  I had told everyone that the first thing I was going to do when all of them were gone was to clean out the silverware drawer!  We only have 3 drawers in our whole kitchen and the top one is for the silverware.  It is full of crumbs!!!  I fully intended to tackle that....but...I had a to-do list w/lots of other perishable/timely items on it.  So I did other stuff instead.  I peeled and cut peaches and apples to put in the dehydrator.  I took scraps out to the chickens and the worm bin.  I organized a huge pile of papers.  I got a stack of mail addressed and stamped for the box.  And then I looked at the clock.  Colleen is only in school half days and it was already time to go pick her up!!!  So...I still have a long to do list.  I need to create things w/2 large zucchinis, 2 bags of kale and 1 bag of basil.  I need to wash dishes.  I need to blog about our summer.  I need to wash the floor.  I need to fold laundry.  I need to clean out the van.  I need to go through 2 bags of junk in the upstairs hall.  I need to put away laundry....yada yada yada...I want to be alone b/c then I can focus on what I'm doing and not have to stop and start or whatever.  Yet, I miss everyone!!!  School is going so well for Moses, light years better than the beginning of last year!!!  It is awesome but doesn't make me miss him less.  Dave hasn't been home a bunch of nights since he's been doing home visits and Colleen isn't here to keep me company w/her chatter.  Is this how it's going to be when everyone goes back to school each year???  I'm waffling =)  I'm glad everyone is doing so well and now I just need to kick it into high gear to make the best use of the time.  I said it before and I'll say it again - there are more interesting posts coming...probably not until next week when I settle into a routine!  Sorry for the boring to-do list today.  I just wanted to mark the passing of a very important, emotionally torn day...