Not much to report here… Just school and wintery/summery days. This January has been mild – and I don’t mind at all. Given our AC is still not performing at 100% – we don’t have consistent heat when it gets very cold. So, it hasn’t been that much of an issue for us.
So, here’s some pictures. Judah loves salad. And asks for it on a regular basis.
Lucy’s still drawing. I liked this one of the “Which” from Snow White and the seven “Dwerfs” haha!
We had a Barbie party too. I’m trying my hardest to play some each day. It’s not always easy to. Which sounds awful. But when I know what all I “need” to get done in my house and life, but I realize that my time with her is limited. She won’t be asking me to play barbies much longer. So, I pause on the clothes or the sweeping and we play.
We got rid of a few of our chickens. We were having an issue. See our little rooster?
He’s in the upper right of the picture. Trying to stay away from our older rooster. The older rooster was constantly chasing him and some of our older hens were constantly pecking our smaller birds. So, out with the old (and the new roo) and now our flock is getting along a lot better.
Then… We sold Wes’ motorcycle. It wasn’t something he was using. He likes riding, even still, but with the terrible drivers everywhere… It’s not worth it. He said every time he rode, he’d pass people on the highway, staring at their phones. It made me nervous. I don’t doubt his ability to drive, but I do doubt distracted cell-obsessed folks who aren’t paying attention to a man on a bike.
Judah wasn’t pleased.
But then he got some cake and he perked up.
And the kids begged us to go fishing.
And they did good!
And then they stopped biting. And so we sat and watched the water.
I know how blessed I am and I am so grateful that God allows both of us to be home most of the day. Our kids see both of us, more than most kids see their parents. There are only a few hours out of the week that I’m not with my kids most weeks. Maybe one night they stay with their Mawmaw, which is a great break for me and she loves getting them.
And the same applies to Wes. He’s home with us. And I know that most families with a stay at home mom, the dad is gone 40-60 hours a week. And I know most families the mom and dad are gone 40-60 hours a week… And I’m so so grateful that I don’t have to be away from these growing kids.
I saw Lucy call her Aunt Christy last night. She was sitting indian style on the bed, with the phone to her ear. Yes, I had to help her find the phone button, and I had to help her put it to her ear right. But everything else? The way she looked around when listening to Christy talk, the way she moved her hand when she was talking to her. Her glances at me while I teared up at my 6 year old going-on-15 year old… She looked so grown and I realized that I’m going to blink and these days will be over.
So… That’s a lot of the reason whey I’m blogging less, I’m facebook-ing less, I’m putting my phone down and I’m trying to enjoy this family of mine while we are able to be together throughout these days.
I hope that you take advantage of every moment with your family that you can. I know that I don’t always, but I’m trying. I’m trying to put folding laundry below the need of playing barbies or setting up monster truck ramps. I want to make sure I play with them while they still want to play.
Ok. I’m off to spend a weekend with my family. Playing, enjoying each other, and just making the most of this time that we have together.