Life is so great right now. I work just as hard as I ever did before but now I’m getting stuff done, everything done, every day!!
My house is clean, my family is fed, my errands are taken care of, my children are taught, played with and feeling loved. It feels like some kind of miracle.
I never took pictures during school time before because stepping away from the table to grab my camera ruined the flow of the lesson too much. Now… I am free to snap as many pictures as I want to and I’m not interrupting anything 🙂
Ember joined Brooklyn on the computer chair during a particularly easy science lesson.
Payson likes watching Brooklyn’s school videos from time to time as well.
While Brooklyn did her school work the little kids and I read Silly Sally (by request of Payson, it’s this week’s favorite) five or six times in a row. Every time we read it I try to find neat new things to point out and talk about in the pictures. I do that with every book since he really, really loves reading a book over and over and over again.
After reading we acted out Silly Sally walking into town backwards and upside down by doing wheelbarrows. I held the kids’ feet while they walked on their hands. It was really cute!
Then the kids used the wall to try to do handstands.
I laid down on the floor while they were doing handstands to nurse Ember (I was tired) and Sierra ran and got her doll and laid next to me with her shirt up and her doll at her nipple. haha, so cute.
Payson then ran for his baby as well.
After all the babies, real and not, were fed they took their babies for rides and walks.
After dinner we walked to the neighborhood park again. I’ve been loving the bit of exercise and the fresh air. Until it gets too hot to, I’m going to walk with the kids to the park every day. (The park is a quarter of a mile away)
The house in the background of the picture above is one we bought when we first moved here in 2008. We cancelled the contract halfway through the building process because we didn’t like the location and I’m really not a fan of two story houses and just couldn’t go through with it. (Allan originally bought the house during a business trip while I was in Texas with the kids so I never was a big part of the choosing anyway)
The three older kids brought their babies to play. Payson was melting my heart walking down the sidewalk with a baby in one arm and elephant in the other.
Allan mowed the grass in the backyard. Our grass is finally green again! Yay for summer grass.
I’m so excited for tomorrow. I can’t believe how happy I am. Waking up to a mostly clean house makes me feel so much more happy to work hard. I worked hard before but now I work hard with a skip in my step 😉
And I’ll add, because life cannot/will not always be roses and sunshine, something I’m struggling with a lot right now.
Payson and his digestive issues.
I know- surprise, surprise.
It’s gotten really bad lately. He can’t have anything besides plain meat, eggs, bananas and rice milk, otherwise he gets diarrhea. I have an appointment with his specialist in mid May. I’m hoping I can get some answers. I have no idea what’s going on in those bowels of his.
He had diarrhea so bad yesterday that he got an angry red rash all over his butt. It bled in four places 🙁
He screamed at the top of his lungs while I changed his diaper before bed. I felt hysterical myself. I hate dealing with this. I wish my child was normal and could just eat food.
His rash is almost gone today. Heavens do I have some strong love for desitin.