Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wow! This blog layout is looking very Christmas-y. But I like it!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

We made a purchase offer on the house today!!!

Please pray that they accept it and our house sells in a snap! Or that we can accept it if God closes the doors on this.

Oy! Sorting and packing 7 years worth of stuff is a little scary to think about.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gaius Says:

"Mommy, mommy!
Listen, listen!
Knock, knock, who's there.
Me, me who. Me funny!"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I keep wanting to blog, but then get bored halfway through and give up.
How is it that I'm super busy, but have nothing interesting to report? Such is the life of a mom sometimes I guess.

The last 2 days this is where I've stuck Xavier so that I can finish Leia's schoolwork with her.
I know! He looks completely upset with his predicament, huh? He's a killer Baby Rocker!


This sweet little angel and his buddy Paulie have taken to peeling the fresh wallpaper off the boys' bedroom walls during nap time.
It makes me want to do this:
The End

Monday, October 25, 2010

Week: 8

See what I mean? This girl is growing up SO stinkin' fast!

The look daddy got when he was making crazy noises at Sho to get her to smile.

I can't get enough of this girl!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

trying not to be SO! STINKIN'! EXCITED!

We're looking at a house! It's huge and the location is perfect, as well as the price! I feel like this house has been brought to us by God. Which is completely amazing!

A woman at our church came to me, out of the blue, a couple weeks ago and asked if we were looking for a larger house. We really weren't. But she told me about her mother-in-law's house. So I took the information to Marc, not really expecting that he would even consider it. A few days past and he didn't say a word about it, so I figured he didn't feel we should look into it. Then 2 days later he was talking to my parents about it all excited like. We found out the location and did a drive by! It's sort of perfect (well at least from the outside). It definitely has colonial vibes which I LOVE. It has tons of space, and a good sized yard. We're going to go and look at the inside on either Friday or Saturday, and I'm trying SO hard not to get my hopes up.
Get this: it has enough rooms so that none of my kids would have to share!!! Xavier's prayer may be getting answered!

I've been praying fervently that God would make whether or not we should buy it abundantly clear and work out every little detail. Because we don't know how to sell a house or really even buy one. The Gingerbread House kind of just fell into our laps 7 years ago in a completely unconventional way. But that's another story for an another day.

If you would, please pray for us as we decide what to do. And, of course, stay tuned!

P.S. We haven't told our kids about how seriously we're looking at it yet. But Xavier is on to us, because he's "not deaf and blind mom!" Ha! I love that kid!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Week: 7

Sho is changing again. *sad, sad, sad* She looks so big lately. And she can throw a toddler size fit! But, man! is she still cute! She's been sleeping really well (probably just jinxed it) only up once a night!!! Smiling more and more, and going more and more bald. *Dear Hair, PULEASE come back in black*

Saturday, October 16, 2010

And Away We Go...

I'm going back on The South Beach Diet tomorrow. If you want to check out my progress you can go here to see. I wish I could start running again. But I think it would be wise to give my body a little more time. So it's walking for at least a few more weeks.

I took all 4 kids for a 2 mile walk today. Shoshannah cried for the first half and then finally went to sleep. I think we're going to start doing it on a regular basis again. She'll just have to deal.

Marc fed Sho her first bottle today. I guess she took it like a champ! I didn't know how it would go considering her usual reaction to a pacifier coming her way. This is great news! I think a date night is in the near future!

I've taken a more laid back approach to schooling this week. Shockingly enough we haven't fallen behind at all.

And that's life at the Gingerbread House at the moment.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Taddle Deposit

Gaius- "Mom! Xavy is being mean at me"

Xavier- "How am I being mean at you?"

Gaius- "I don't know yet"

***Hm, I'm not sure you can bank taddling for future use. If so, let's get it all out of the way now!****

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Snipets

  • Shoshannah has a new fondness for the baby swing, and I have a new fondness with showering while she's swinging!
  • I gave my kids a 4 day weekend because well, I wanted to.
  • I'm utterly boring lately
  • Something exciting might be happening...But, I can't really go into detail about it yet.
  • I LOVE my little family
  • I can hardly stay awake past 10pm
  • Sho apparently feels the need to welcome daddy home every morning (3am).
  • My new kitchen floor is in desperate need of a washing, but I'm waiting for my Swiffer Wet Jet$7 off coupon to come in the mail.
  • I seriously think I have the cutest children in the world! They make my day, almost, everyday! (My husband is pretty special too!)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Request Line is Now Open

When Gaius hears me singing Shoshannah a lullaby we always have to finish it out with "He's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield" and "The Butterfly Song". Unfortunately those songs just aren't as fun when you have to slow them down to a calming tempo. :-)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I figured out 2 things yesterday.

1. I love Dr. Harvey Karp
2. I need to cut myself some slack

Today was the absolute best day I've had! I have no idea why I stopped swaddling Shoshannah, but we are fully on board with going back to it! She apparently adores the "baby straight jacket", and I adore her not crying ALL day!

School is probably going to start taking all day now. I just can't keep living with Shoshannah screaming the whole time I'm trying to work with Xavier and Leia on school. So I'm not going to beat myself up if we're not done by lunch. Once I can get Sho on a consistent schedule then we'll try speeding things up. That's all I can do, and I'm GOING to be okay with that.

And now it's time to head to bed before I turn into a pumpkin. G'night!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy ALMOST Birthday to my very own Old Fogey!

Xavier- "Dad, you're going to be old tomorrow"

Marc- "Are you ready to put me in a nursing home?"

Xavier- "You're not THAT old"

Me- "How old do you need to be for that?"

Xavier- "Fift...."