September 19, 2016


A couple weeks until the end of September and we’re still playing in the pool. Ben got home before these two went to bed, which was great, but made the process of going to bed a bit harder.  Still thankful that he was here and got to witness some of the joy they experience together. … [Read more…]

September 18, 2016


Ben was running on about 3 hours of sleep today, so after church and lunch he came home and took a nap while the kids napped.  After that he went back to work.  Carson and I worked on this assignment for school. This self portrait was his second draft.  The first one he did on … [Read more…]

September 17, 2016


We got some time with Ben this morning before he headed in to the office.  We went to the garden store and sweated like pigs and everyone got super grumpy.  Home for lunch and naps.  Play time, bath time, and Aggie game time.  Goodnight.

September 15, 2016


Tonight I had a parent meeting at Carson’s school.  Avery came to babysit.  I got home around 7:30 and they were having so much fun.  So much fun in fact that NO ONE was listening to me and all hell broke loose after she left.  It was time for a bath, which I thought would … [Read more…]

September 14, 2016


We built some very tall block towers today!  And then we knocked them down. This is the first time I’ve been able to do a somewhat proper high bun on Betsy for ballet!  Lots of clips to hold in the stragglers, but I’m counting it as a win!  And she loved it, even though she … [Read more…]

September 13, 2016


Homework time!  He only has one assignment a week on Tuesdays, and it’s always pretty simple.  Still, I’m trying extra hard to make it a no pressure situation, just something we’re doing, no big deal.  Because this child gets real stressed and mad at himself when he messes up or doesn’t do something quite as … [Read more…]

September 12, 2016


Today we had Betsy’s 4 year well check with our new pediatrician.  I am SO glad my mom was here!  They did an eye and hearing exam and I would not have been able to handle Christopher while trying to help Betsy.  Thanks again to you, mom! Betsy’s vision is not quite as good as … [Read more…]

September 11, 2016


Sarah and Dad went home this morning.  Mom stayed with me because apparently the self-inflicted stress of the party in addition to Ben being gone all the time was obvious to my parents and my dad suggested she stay to help me out for a day.  Today after church she told me to go get … [Read more…]

September 10, 2016


This day began very calmly, with plenty of time to get everything ready for Betsy’s party at 5 that afternoon.  We went to the farmer’s market, then stopped by Target, then grabbed some CFA for lunch, kids down for naps around 1.  By 3 I was in freak out mode.  It rained before the party, only … [Read more…]