It’s been a whirlwind of week. All four boys have been sick with a cold, we’re finally on the tailend of it now, so I hope. We’ve been lucky that this has been our first sickness this winter. We were sick more during the summer it seems. Michael has it as well, so we’re hoping I can stay healthy, at least until everyone else gets better. That way they can all take care of me when I’m down :) It’s always tough when the kiddos are sick. When one gets it, you just know everyone else is going to and it’s not going to be fun, plus they just look plain miserable. It makes exhausting days even more exhausting. Needless to say we’ve been watching lots of Scooby-Doo Pirates Ahoy.
I attended a photography class last weekend. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for the longest time and finally just did it. I always find an excuse to not do things like this, i.e. there’s no time, it’s not a good time, etc. I let my nerves get the best of me; I just get worked up over stuff like that for no good reason. My only regret…not taking this class 6 years ago. Seriously, Linda, get it together. I learned so much and it was refreshing to get out of the house to do something for myself. To actually take up a hobby…such a foreign concept for me! Our instructor was the owner of his own photography company and he had over 25 years experience. You could tell he had a passion for photography. It was an awesome class! I haven’t had a chance to use any of the new skills yet, but hoping to soon, before I forget them all. Below are some practice shots I took during the class.
Embarrassing fact: I can’t remember the boys’ birthdays! The birth year is usually what really trips me up, but apparently it’s the days too. I was at the pediatrician’s office with Isaac and I had to make a follow up appointment. I think I had Eli’s birthday on my mind as I had to make an appointment for him too. They asked for Isaac’s date of birth, the one I just birthed 6 months ago, and my mind just went blank. I thought for what seemed like an eternity and said July 6. Nope. Then I said maybe it’s July 5th. Nope! I think I had the 5th and 6th on the brain since Eli’s is the 6th of February, although sometimes I mix that up with my dad’s birthday which is February 5th. Then I had to explain that I have 4 children and I’m severely sleep deprived, in which she proceeded to just look him up by name and asked, “Is it the 10th?” Yes! July 10th!!! Yea, I’m that mom! This happens way too often and it’s really so embarrassing. I’m truly SO EMBARRASSED!!!
Theology 101. I love having Catechism with the boys. The have great insight and always ask the most thought-provoking questions. Recently, we’ve been discussing the miracles Jesus performed, which led to the fact that He could perform these miracles because He is God. And this led to the Holy Trinity because Noah was getting perplexed that we have God the Father and God the Son, therefore he concluded we have two gods. I really am doing my best over here not to raise heretics and pagans :) We had the most in-depth discussion over the Holy Trinity being three distinct persons within one God, which we’ve discussed in the past, but the boys were being real sticklers on this subject. I was so ready for bed after discussion and my head wanted to explode! On the bright side, it was pretty good theological discussion for a 6 and soon-to-be 5 year old. Days like that I wish I could just call up Dr. Scott Hahn or something.
Why do the simplest projects in our house always end up like this?!?
I’ve been wanting this little shelf hung in my garage for weeks, probably months, we finally get around to it and of course it’s uneven! There’s no simple project in this household.
But we finally got it right :)
Who would’ve thought Isaac’s first time swinging outside would be on January 28th in the middle of winter?!? We’ve been blessed to have a mild week here and we’ve taken full advantage of it, even with sick kiddos. We’re back to cold now though, supposed to be a wintery mix this weekend.
For not having house projects ever go right, I sure like to do them, well at least attempt to anyways. So I’m taking on painting our playroom which is in the basement. I actually like to paint. I do not like picking a color because I can never decide. A swatch on the wall looks so different compared to the whole wall being painted. I don’t care for the prep work, but I do enjoy the actual painting and seeing the results afterwards. It literally took me 2 weeks to even get to Home Depot to get the paint and supplies. The walls have been prepped and patched, so now just to paint!
Noah went along with me to get the supplies where he found a falcon and had to carry it all around the store. He was pretty disappointed that I wouldn’t buy it for him, but I thought $15 for a hollow, plastic falcon was a little high. Such is life.
And some Isaac cuteness…
Thanks to Kelly from This Ain’t the Lyceum for hosting!