Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Updates Fall 2011 and a Video

I thought life was chaotic and busy when I moved in with my three instant kids and soon to be hubby. But life with a husband, three instant kids, two cats and a walking almost one year old baby is beyond chaotic. I think “Oh, I’ll sit down to bust out a blog,” or “I should blog about this and this or that.” And then Baby J.C. wakes up, or someone needs help with their homework, or the cats are convinced they are starving and won’t leave me alone until they are fed, or there is always dinner that needs to be cooked too. I feel like everything is an update lately. I guess it’s better than nothing, right?

Let the updates begin…

Jane moved into a two bedroom finally. I haven’t heard any more from her about wanting Middle Boy to go live with her. Nor have I heard any more commotion about whether or not her man is actually hitting their son or not. I’ve yet to see a police report on file or a repeat of Jane running off in the middle of the night. I’m still trying to accept that her priorities are screwy and there’s just no ever “getting her.” Whatever will be, will be, right?

The boys are loving small town life. And by boys I mean F.H too. They have been blossoming even more than I thought possible. Older Boy actually had friends come to the door the other day to see if he could come out and play. It’s so nice to be in a small community. Middle Boy has even decided that he’s found a calling as a farmer one day. I’m going to be going to a 4H meeting this week to find out about getting him started up in our local 4H. And while Younger Boy is currently dealing with the fact that yelling at your brothers isn’t going to get you your way, he seems to be just growing up before my eyes. I still can’t believe that he was only 2 when I moved in three years ago. When did he turn into a first grader?

And of course there is Baby J.C. She will be turning one next month. She has four baby teeth, is walking and climbing up anything and everything, and is a mini me all the way. It is exhausting! I took her with me on my wedding extravaganza the past month where we drove 6 hours to Southern California for a wedding and back. Then we flew to Michigan a week later for a nice, much needed and well deserved, week-long vacation and then my college roommates wedding. Then the next weekend drove up to Washington with my parents (because 6 hours with a baby is insane, I wasn’t about to drive 12 hours alone with her) for my cousin’s wedding. I’m just starting to catch up now.

And with that, I leave you with a fabulous video because who doesn’t love babies?


Amy said...

As kids grow, their parents become less important and where their friends live - much more so. It's good to hear that everything is going well for you.

That video of the baby is cute!

cassee01 said...

Glad to hear things are going well in the country!

Baby is adorable~!

Blended Family said...

Thanks for the update :) I was starting to wonder where you went! I guess 4 kids will do that to ya ;)

dragonflymama said...

I love this post- just because you sound settled and content in your life. Not that it is ever EASY, but it can feel nice. The kids are doing exactly what they are supposed to... grow up. Sounds like you might be growing along with them...?

We're still here, even if you don't post all the time:)

Smirking Cat said...

It is understandable that you don't have much time for blogging. The baby is adorable!

lamadrastra said...

I lived in a small town for 3 years as a child. The phenomenon of having kids come over and knock on your door to see if you can come out and play is FANTASTIC, and something every child should be so fortunate to have. I'm a city dweller myself, and have no intention of ever moving to a small community again, but there's a lot to be said for small town life. Truly.

And that baby's mop is just BEGGING for a tousle!

Heather said...

Please email me! I have a question about your blog! :)