Thursday, December 31, 2009

Divide & Conquer

Hello again! I know, long time no real post about the children. Well, minus some pictures (to be added tomorrow) the kids are doing well. Going a little stir crazy every now and again (I'm not super awesome about getting them out in the snow), but overall good.

So divide and conquer is what is happening in our house. With the coming of #4 it made us think of how we need to rearrange some sleeping arrangements to make subsequent room for another child. We have 3 small bedrooms upstairs. Kiersten and Isaiah share a room, Katie girl has the middle and then the other room was being used as the computer/catch all room (being generous with saying catch all).

We had decided we needed to move Isaiah out to the computer room (and the computer goes to the basement...not finished as it is more a cellar type basement) and the girls' stay where they are for now. Then come June when little Miss Katie turns 2 we'll add her to Kiersten's room and the baby goes in the baby room. :)

It was time to separate Isaiah and Kiersten. Bedtime was frequently becoming a headache as they mess around constantly. He gets out of bed and she directs from her as never to be caught herself. Oh, we always knew who the real mastermind was. So each night it is, "Isaiah, stay in bed!" and "Kiersten, don't you say a word to him!". The constant battle wears on a person as Isaiah is not a quick learner where discipline is concerned.

So this week has been the week of doing and not just chatting about moving children around. Since my Beloved was off for the week he needed something to keep him busy and I needed a go to man to get the job started. A win, win situation. Beloved moved everything out, which was a task in and of itself and arranged things downstairs. He made it nice and easy to go in there today and get a fresh coat of light blue paint on the walls. He even took the children away for the afternoon just so that I could paint without one or more of them crying at the door the entire time I was in there. That was a real treat!

I'll post pictures on the 'morrow of the newly painted (and of the kids!), empty room that will soon occupy the Biggest Man.

Oh and Happy and Blessed 2010 to you are yours! Sending love and blessings your way. :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Sorry for delay in posting lately. I just haven't been feeling all that well (due to baby #4) and just in general have been in a little funk. Not sure if that is pregnancy related or not. :) For my sake, and because this is in all likely hood our last, let's just say it is pregnancy related, shall we? (My Beloved and I had an agreement the day we married that we would be done by the time he was 40...and that is fast approaching! That and I am keen on having an even # of children (don't ask, I have no logical reason), so four it is.)

So we are doing fine, no sickness or flu. Mom is just being a pill.

We, that is my Beloved and I, have been busy the last few weeks getting our Christmas goodies made. He carried more of the work as I don't like doing cut-out cookies and wasn't feeling so hot. I have to say my man is a good one. :) Anyhow, 6 of the 7 tins were shipped yesterday (needed 1 last address) which was a huge relief to me and it cleared out my house immensely of all those stored up goodies!

Ah, it really didn't matter that they were around. Sweets and I are not agreeing with one another so well at this stage in the game. So whereas in the past when I packed the tins up it was 1 for that family and 2 for me...this year it all went to family. Lucky ducks. :)

Now if I can get our family to get a picture taken, have Christmas cards (at my current pace will have to be just New Year's cards) made up, addressed and sent out. On top of that I have still not finished shopping for anyone of my children nor my husband. Which is completely silly since each child gets 3 gifts. I have ideas for everyone but just haven't made all the that is at least something. :)

On a brighter note I will post pictures of my lovies soon (sorry for not doing so sooner Mom!). That'll cheer a person up...seeing those sweet faces. K, blessings to all.