Sunday, September 18, 2011


Monkey Bread Muffins
Today has been spent not getting much done. Ah, well. The kids are only young once. I did however manage to make delicious (sinfully delicious) and super easy monkey bread muffins this morning. I got the recipe from . She has the most amazing recipes. I attempted to make cake pops as well but they didn't turn out as planned. I added too much icing to the mix and the candy coating burnt. My middle little and I had fun doing it though. We stayed home from church today because of her broken arm and because I have decided to keep my littlest one out of the nursery until she is a bit older. Fortunately, my church has free MP3s so that I can do a Bible lesson at home.
I have been trying to get ready for a craft show that I am doing in November. It's been a little difficult because...well because, I have spoiled my baby. There I said it. I know most of you would say (like me) "How can  you spoil a 4 month old?" But, I have done it. And I can't say that I'm entirely sorry.  What have I done to spoil her? I have held or laid down with her for every nap for the last 4 months. That is actually what I'm doing right now as I write this. I don't actually take a nap most of the time. (I know, "sleep when she sleeps", but she is actually a good sleeper at night.) I do stuff like planning my schedule for the next day, make my Christmas to do list, lesson plans for the school week, (and PINTEREST) until she is thoroughly asleep. And then I get up and let her finish her nap. But lately she wakes up within minutes of me leaving. And that is how I have spoiled her. But I can't stop. Or at least I don't want to. You see, I just love to cuddle her when she finishes nursing and watch her drift off to sleep. The little smiles she gives me when she looks up to see if I'm still there, the burrowing of her little head as she snuggles deeper into my chest, the fluttering eyelids as she fights to stay awake. Maybe it's me who is spoiled. I am not getting much done, but I know it will only last such a short time. So, I will continue to "spoil" my baby and enjoy every moment of it.
Sleeping Sweetie

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Lord takes care of us.

Feeling better.
About to get her bones reset for the second time.
A lot has happened since my last post. But considering that it was 2 months ago that isn't too surprising. The last week was especially eventful though. My middle little broke her arm while trying to do a cartwheel on a trampoline (not fun), and while  we were at the emergency room my itty bitty came down with a 104 degree fever! Needless to say it was a horrible night. They both came through it okay though, and I thank the Lord for that! Middle Little has a hot pink cast on now, but she still has to take it easy until the bones start to set. It's hard on her, but she's being a trooper. And the itty bitty came through her fever just fine. (The same cannot be said for my nerves, but they're on the mend too!)
It finally rained today. We even went for a walk in the forest in it because we were so excited to see it again. Little itty bitty laughed and cooed and enjoyed the soaking. Fortunately, I had extra clothes for her in the car. We need the rain so bad. It's been the worst drought in 70 years and all the wildfires were so devastating.  The fires were so close to our property that we had ash raining down while we tried to frantically wet everything down. They didn't get that far, but my heart goes out to all the people whose homes were lost, as well as the mama and little baby who were killed. We can never show enough appreciation to the firefighters and volunteers who kept working non stop to put the fires out.