Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend fun

We were finally able to make it down south so baby girl could meet Nana and Grandpa, Great Grandma and Granddad and some more of the family.  It was a busy but very fun weekend!
We came back to quite a gloomy day here today.  I think the rest of the day will be made up of unpacking, organizing and taking it easy :)
I do want to wish my parents a very happy (belated) 40th anniversary!!
baby girl's middle name is
named after this special lady

first Sunday at church

Aunt L's dress she got for
baby girl.....love it!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Saturday fun

We headed to a local park on Saturday and spent the afternoon outdoors.  I came home burnt!!!!  It was a beautiful 85 degree day.  Here are some pics of the kids having fun up in the trees :)

Friday, May 18, 2012


Here's a picture from today...she is 5 weeks old.

Monday, May 14, 2012

'THE' question

After having our fifth child we were finally asked THE question.

"Are they all yours?????"

I laughed and gave a big grin.  "Yes they are!"
But then came.......

"You're not pregnant again are you?"

Well, lets just say when we finally reached the van, hubby could not stop laughing.  Not at the fact that a lady would suggest I still have a huge tummy....but the fact she had the gall to ask if I was pregnant!

I kindly answered that I just delivered recently (while trying to suck in my stomach *grin*)

This lady left the impression with our children that having a lot of kids was a drudgery and too much work.  When we got in the van, we explained what a blessing each one of them was to us, and how God delights in children and big families.

I guess it's time to start exercising......

Friday, May 11, 2012

What's new

Not alot going on here.  We have 3 down with a cold right now (had to cancel our trip South....boohoo) so we wait until it passes through the rest of the family before going to visit Nana and Grandpa :)

School is going okay.  We are managing to get work done although I'm still struggling with a routine at the moment.  In the next month or so, I'm sure it will work itself out better.  

The bird feeder is busy place lately!  I absolutely love how the kids find such pleasure in it!!  They are learning to appreciate God's creation and find the beauty in His handiwork.  I encourage all mom's and dad's to get a bird feeder for their kids.  It is such a great learning tool as well.  Our 2 year old will run to me saying  "Car-nal...Car-nal!!"  Our oldest has spotted a few hummingbirds but I have yet to see them.  All the kids can identify most of the birds that come to the feeder. Right now our list includes:   Cardinal, Titmouse, Wren, Brown headed cowbird, Indigo Bunting, Woodpecker, Gold and Purple finches and Robins(although we haven't seen any of either of these lately), Chickadees, and most recently a Bluejay. 

We've been going for our evening walks now as a family again.  I received a MOBY wrap as a gift and am getting good use of it!  I tuck our little girl in there so comfy and she sleeps the entire walk.  

Other than that, we wish all the mommies out there a very Blessed Mother's Day!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pictures and updates

Here are a few updates.  We have another new addition to the family *smile*  We traded in our Kia van for a Prius for hubby to drive to and from work in.  Our Kia needed a great deal of work on it, and he really wanted a vehicle that was going to give him good gas mileage.  I drove it home from the dealership (which was 2 hours away) and was getting 55 miles to the gallon.  Not bad huh!!!  It is also a hybrid vehicle so it took a little getting used to.  No key is needed to start it, the engine can turn off and just run on battery, it has a video screen for backing up (how cool!).....it is really neat!  So now we have our 10 passenger van and our Prius :)
I've also posted some updated pics of our girl.  I am pleased to say that we have been strictly nursing for 4 straight days now.  It takes a little more effort than normal, but we are getting it worked out.  Thank you for the prayers concerning this!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Indigo bunting??

I'm thinking this is an indigo bunting bird???  Isn't it beautiful!!!  The kids have been telling me of a beautiful bird that keeps coming to the feeder and I finally saw what they were talking about.  There were 2 of them on the feeder at one point but couldn't get a photo of them.....hopefully they will keep coming to the feeder!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Stroller giveaway

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Some pics

Updates have been slow in coming!!  I'm still trying to get acclimated to our new days.  Nursing is not going well :(  I'm having to pump alot.....so frustrating!  Latching is good but she just wants to sleep instead of eat, but stick a bottle in her mouth and she gobbles it down -wide eyed and alert.
Here are a few pictures since coming home.