Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The joys of being an aunt! =)

I had four kids in my house this morning.  I know, I usually have four kids in my house, but this morning was different.  Two of them were my sister's kids.  So I chased Julia (4) and Ava (2) along with Honey Rae (20 months..ish) and Hudson (2 months).
And I learned a few things. 
First off, did I really used to do that all the time?  I need a nap!  And my house is completely destroyed.  I don't know how Kayla's house always looks so clean...  Which brings me to point number two.

Everyone should train their babies to watch tv from a very early age.  Honey is not interested in tv, so she kept screeching and poking at Hudson's face when he was almost asleep. 
Which made him wake up. 
Which made me have to put him to sleep again. 
Which made Honey wait even longer for more milk in her baba. 
Which is why she was screeching and poking in the first place. 
She wanted "MORE please." 
If she had stared like a zombie at the tv for an hour like my girls were doing, I would not have had this problem.  On the other hand, Honey is going to be so much smarter than my kids whose brains have probably turned to mush...  =)
Next lesson.  I have officially lost my baby muscles.  Hudson is a sweet tiny little thing, and I held him all morning. Partly because I love to cuddle him and partly because I was afraid to put him down.  Anyway, after two and a half hours, my arms are tired!

Bottom line:  It was a great morning!  I love babies - especially Kayla's babies.  And I was happy to send two of them home so I can do another thing I love - take a nap!  =)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quick Update...

I know. 
Even if you have not particularly noticed or cared.  It has been a pathetically long time since I blogged.  I could blame this on many things. 
I have four kids.
A husband. 
A huge house to clean. 
But bottom line is my brain is confused.  It can't seem to put two coherent sentences together.  God has been teaching me so many things.  And I've been trying frantically to keep up.  But I have to say most of the time, I've just felt tired, exhausted at the sheer pace of His thoughts speeding by me.  I've been grabbing for them, attempting to store them and maybe...hopefully!...remember them whenever I feel like me again.  Maybe I don't know who "me" is. 
Anyway, all this to say that I haven't been able to think of anything funny or interesting or even useful to write down.  Usually I write to organize thoughts in my head.  So here goes trying again. 
So for news since the last time...whenever that was...
Kylie's six now!   Julia's four!  Ava turned two!!  AH!  How is that possible! I don't have a baby anymore....  hmmm....
And our house in Lincoln sold.  Praise God!  The two house payment thing was not going well.  Although I have to say it was bittersweet.  The last time walking around the house holding so many memories made me rethink our decision...again.  We lived so much life with our babies in that tiny little house. 
So we're officially Central City people now.  Not Lincoln people who just happen to be hanging out in Central City for a while.  I'm not sure that's what I thought I wanted.  God's thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways, right?  He sure has pointed that our repeatedly this last year.  Apparently I am a slow learner...
That's all for now. 
Time to pick up kids from school.  And clean the house.  And fold laundry.  And think of something for supper.
Maybe I'll be back tomorrow...