OK, can we take just a minute to observe how big my kids are getting???
When I started this blog (in 2008), Guy was 2.5, Scarlett was 1, and Autumn was still in the womb.
Now Guy is 10, Scarlett is 8.5, Autumn is 7, and Honor is a new Sunbeam!
And we are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby...whose gender we decided not to find out. So we wait...and grow!
We switched the children's rooms around a bit to make room for baby. Poor Autumn got stuck with a very talkative 3 year old roommate...and she's really sleep-deprived because of it.
When Christmas break was finally over, Autumn did not want to go to school. I felt her pain. So that morning, we did something we like to do when we're in need of motivation...we made a paper chain to help us count down to the birth of the baby (and remind us of other fun things to look forward to in the winter of 2016!)
It seemed to help a bit...although crafting with Mama always perks her right up.
My belly is feeling ridiculously big this time and I have a lot of pain when I walk...so obviously that is limiting what I can accomplish on any given day...but I just keep trucking along and try to do the most important things first.
One of those important things (though we have a few months to figure it out) is coming up with a name for the new baby...which is always fun when you don't know the gender.
So far, we've come up with the name "Dude." Good job, guys.
I like picking family names and/or names with some sort of significance to us, however, at this point, I'm open to suggestions. Maybe you guys can spark an idea in my idea-less head! :)
My last little item of randomness for this post is that we had family home evening this week and used the Book of Mormon Hero card of Nephi that was in the January 2016 Friend. We also did a puppet show of the play included on page (see it here) about children who decide to help their mother clean up the house while she is out running errands. (Chuckling here...) Prediction, every FHE from here on out will be about doing something to help Mommy! Ha!
Also of note...I actually made an FHE treat...which I never do because I'm just not that on top of things...Chocolate covered frozen bananas with nuts. This kids were thrilled.
It's the little things!