I stopped blogging when our computer went on the fritz. I didn't like typing on the ipad. I started a new blog because I thought I might actually post on it. When people ask what I am up to, I say not much. I don't have visible, homemaker hobbies so I feel like I don't have much to tell. But I do have a hobby, working out and I love it. So I am blogging about that. Nothing life changing, but it is me. Go to http://www.runwalklift.blogspot.com if you're interested.
You know when life is just crazy non-stop? 2012 has been the most eventful year of my life. Grandma got sick on New Year's and passed on a few weeks later. She was my last living grandparent. Dad had a heart attack and surgery with a 12 week recovery. He was so brave. We were all scared. My mother went from one illness to another. No real sleep for weeks. I tried to help where I could. These events made me realize what an honor it is to serve our parents. They give so much and as young children we often just take. We can liken this to obeying our father in heaven. It is an honor to serve him and the blessings we receive can never be repaid.
Luke has been walking for a week. He had ear tubes placed last week. He has a real personality now. We are all enjoying this little guy.
Miss Lulu has started taking hip hop dance classes. She had her first one last week and was a little shy, but I think she will have fun. So far she does not look like much of a dancer.
Luke started crawling last week and has moved on to kneeling and pulling himself up on different pieces of furniture. He is 6.5 months old. His dad calls him a daredevil. He still has a cold. Loves to eat. Rode all the way to Othello without crying.
Mimi is working on her multiplication and drawing skills. She is a good artist. I need to get her some sketch books so she can save some of her stuff.
I recovered the dining chairs again. They are more subdued than they were. Now I just need to cover them with plastic and refinish the table. And paint the walls. That's all. Maybe next week.
Mr. told me that as I put it on the dresser in our room. I have to say that I must be a baby because it let me sleep a few nights this week. I think the idea is to block out the noise so the baby can sleep, but when the baby is the noise--you have to change positions. I have been holding him until 3 in the morning most nights and then I put him in his crib. It is killing my back and such, so we are letting him cry. The girls haven't complained and I am doing it again tonight. Babe is on his 14th day with a cold. I am on day 7. Luckily, no one else seems too sick.
Next week is the primary program. Lulu is supposed to sing the 4th article of Faith with the sunbeams. She is having trouble with some of the big words, but she knows the tune. Mimi is on behavior modification restrictions. No TV, Wii, or Friends until she changes her tune.
Lulu wants to marry her brother when she gets older. I mean, she's only three, I am sure she will change her mind.
Mimi started 4th grade and has become a mystery. She is keeping her school and home life separate. Some day she will realize that her parents were right most of the time. Right now she thinks we want to make her life miserable. Limiting Wii and TV time. How dare we! Oh, and making her brush her teeth.
Little man is 6 months old. He is 29.5 inches long and 19 lbs 11 oz. He is learning to sleep a little better at night, but he still doesn't nap very well during the day. He likes his food to be shoveled into his mouth as fast as possible. The doctor said he is skinny and then I told him how much he eats. He said, "That's alot. But if he is hungry keep feeding him."
Mr. has been working hard. I have been trying to do some preschool with Lulu and make sure she has friends to play with while Mimi is at school. The other night I felt so blessed as I put the kids to sleep. Raising them is hard, but I sure am grateful for them.
This baby has thinned out in the last few months. He is the size of a 1 year old--18 lbs and over 27 inches tall. We are busting through to 12 month size pjs. He had his 1st ear infection and didn't sleep unless he was held. Luckily he is over that sickness and is continuing to teethe. He has 2 teeth on the bottom. He is eating some foods. He likes squash and pears the best so far. Definitely not peaches. He just started going up on all 4s and can sit by himself for a little while.