summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

dusting off the keyboard...

Oh no, don't tell me I'm getting to be one of THOSE bloggers...with a bag of excuses why their poor blog has been neglected, and promises that it won't happen again. ha.

Life happens, and lately, it's been a busy one. With the two year old and the four year old coming to play....diapers and popsicles and messes, and fun and going outside and coming back in...there's not much of a chance to sit here and write. Annika is due here any minute now...

Yesterday afternoon, I took Sonja and Jonathan out to buy new soccer cleats. Jon's feet are growing at an alarming rate, he's like a puppy with big paws. He's still shorter than his mama, but not for long. And Sonja is so in to soccer, she's been longing for these particular cleats which she's never going to get, so she's happy with the Nike ones I got her, ha. (both of them have birthdays in the next few weeks) Since we were out and had no milk in the house, we stopped at Aldi. That led to bacon and avacodos and butter and fruits and veggies...

Then to Walmart to get a prescription for Jonathan, his toe is not healing up. Next week, a podiatrist, for a consult, hopefully to get a simple procedure done to get this toe back to normal, so poor Jon isn't limping and wincing when someone steps on his foot. Not a good way to play soccer, that's for sure.

In Walmart, I decided to look at a few things to get Paul for his birthday, which was last week. I wanted to get him a really nice blender, but decided we have two blenders on the counter, so just to wait on that...then in the clearance aisle, there was a food dehydrator marked down to $30, from $99. We had one, and it broke, so I thought he'd like it. He just looked at it and said, "Nah..." Fine, we'll take it back. Now, when I get a gift I don't really like, I hate myself for it in a way, but I'm too nice to ever say. He wasn't being rude or mean, he just reacted. He told me he was very thankful that I took the time to choose something for him, and he appreciated that. I would rather have the truth and bring the thing back than have it collect dust, but I did feel rather bad. wah, poor me. But then I looked on ebay, and those things are selling for big money, so I am thinking of going back to Walmart and getting the other one there, and making a bit of money...:)

Sunshine...I can't get enough of it. Yesterday we spread a sheet in the front yard, and all the little children and I gathered there and marveled about the buds on the trees which will soon unfold into tiny baby leaves, right when we're not looking. We looked for four leafed clover, and had popsicles. Davian is sensitive to the sun, so he sat under an umbrella and ate his, slathered in sunscreen. They jumped on the trampoline, and went on the swings, played in the Little Tikes car, and ran around the yard. It's like the old days....

And this fine morning, we are heading out the door to a moms and tots group, for those who are home during the day, homeschoolers, ect. I have to pack lunch and get clothes bye for now.


Martha said...

I am finding my blog to be a challenge lately. My concentration is off and I'm not leaving enough comments to generate very many on my own. And, I lost a blog friend last summer which is a little bit sad.
I need to take a ride to Della's house one day soon.

16 blessings'mom said...

Sounds like a plan!!!:)