I’m noticing I didn’t post much in September. Here is a brief overview in pictures (and a few words, since I always have plenty of those).
J took A on a date to a tractor pull. A loves going…and watching the videos they took on daddy’s phone over and over and over.
I ended up with an abundance of cute pictures of this guy. I’m enjoying him so much these days–his laugh, his newly-acquired skill of running, his hugs, his slowly-increasing vocabulary. He also gets clingy and fussy, and that can be very draining, but…I love him. =)
If I were choosing one word to describe the past week, it would be “people.” Last Friday, J’s employer took all of the employees to Cabelas for a fun day. J took A along. On Saturday, we hosted the annual Dwight Heatwole family reunion at our home.
I didn’t take any pictures, so I stole this one from my aunt’s blog. There were about 50 people here, half of which were age 10 and under. I wish I had a picture of the sandbox and play structure, teeming with children like it was most of the day. On Sunday we had friends (they have five children) over for the evening. On Monday evening J and I went on a date while the kids went to Aunt C’s. Then I agreed to babysit two preschoolers for Tuesday and Wednesday, giving me two 4 year olds, and a 3, a 2, and a 1 year old. On Tuesday evening we hauled them all to the park for a birthday party. Other than that, I was home with my little day care. =)
It went mostly fine. The biggest problem was my kids’ possessiveness and refusal to share. I’d never seen them so bad with that before, and wonder if they were maybe on people overload–not an excuse, but possibly a contributing factor. The grand finale to our week was hosting our discipleship group here last evening. I had planned to get out and get our grocery shopping done today, but M had a fever during the night and this morning so we stayed home.
Our special activity today was picking up several bags of garbage that a bear stole off the back of our truck and dragged down to the stream and up the side of the mountain. A trip to the dump is on our after-nap agenda.
My kid quote for the day is one from M last night. She was sobbing in her bed, so I went to see what was wrong. “I just keep yawning and I don’t want to but I can’t stop!” Can we say….tired?! =)