I quit grocery shopping

I used to love to go to the grocery store.  I started shopping regularly for my family in high school and when I was in college and living at home.  I would also cook dinner most nights, at least for my brothers and I.  There were years when my mom was working long hours and…

unsubscribe

Having my phone chime or alert me of email can be helpful on days that I am home with the kids.  I haven’t quit working (yet and haven’t decided yet) and so I need to be able to respond to work related emails.  However it is not necessary for me to sit at my desk…

simply less stuff

The past few months have taught me more about myself than I expected.  I am not sure if it is the having a fourth kid – or the mid-thirty life crisis – or the being out of our normal environment for a period of time, but I want some change. We are still not done…

50 shades of repose gray

Alternatively this could be entitled, how our house made us sick, or even Thank God for nosy neighbors. I want to post about Christmas, and Speedy’s shark costume for the dance camp recital last week, and my inner school debate, and Whisker and that we are out of newborn phase (but still not sleeping) and…

home is family

Today marks three full weeks that we have been living in a camper-trailer in our driveway, almost four weeks since the construction project began. We should be able to sleep in the house soon.  That is what I have been told regularly since about the second or third night in the camper-trailer.  So funny.  I…

Whisker

It has been that long.  Now is as good as a time as any to start anew. ____________________ Friday night around 8 p.m., just after putting the kids to bed, I started having contractions – regular, consistent, not completely painful, but much more definitive than any contractions had over the past month or so, every…

jumping in

The problem with not writing for long periods of time, is simply when I come back to write,  I’m not sure where to jump back in. The last post is from October of last year.   That means that I never mentioned the last minute but most amazing trip to Estes Park we took the week…

all together now

Everyone look, Froggy is sitting up. Blue Jay: I want in too. Speedy:  Huh (What is going on?) Speedy: Over, over (move over)   Blue Jay:  YAAAAAAAA Blue Jay:  This is a good idea. Froggy: (help me the big kids took over my space) Blue Jay:  It is okay.  (and gives Froggy a kiss)

Froggy

I started this when she was almost five months old: I am horribly behind, but what else is new.  For some reason, when things are hectic at work, I have the desire to write more.  When they aren’t and when things slow down, I just don’t feel like writing.  I narrate blog posts in my…

Blue Jay’s Vacation

Earlier this Spring when Poppy was visiting he asked Blue Jay if she wanted to come back home with him for a weekend.  He was joking at the time.  She however went running into her room to pack up all of her stuff.   We weren’t ready then. Her car seat was not going to fit…

Speedy

Yesterday Speedy turned 19 months old.  In comparison, Speedy now is almost as old as Blue Jay was when he is born.  (and now I remember more why there were days where I wanted to scream – so much whining and frustration). He is my little sweet heart.  He is so sensitive and has his blankies…

Blue Jay

A few weeks ago I needed to fill out a basic questionnaire for our speech pathologist appointment.  When did Blue Jay first sit up? When was her first word? What was it? I am horrible with the whole “baby book” thing.  I had one and I gave it away.  I realized though that I never…