Thursday, February 23, 2012

10 months home!

I know, I know, I didn't get the 9 months home blog written. Somehow time slipped away from me. I think the last time I blogged about our lives, I told you that I was going to be done working my night transcription job where I was working until 1:00 a.m. That has been AWESOME! I have had my in-home daycare now for a couple months and while there are some days that are better than others, overall I love it. Including our boys, I have 5 boys. Jeremiah and Simon LOVE having daycare and ask almost every day if tomorrow is "daycare." On the weekend when I can breathe a sigh of relief and say no, Simon will then ask how many days until daycare again. I have a 2-year-old, 3-year-old, two 4-year-olds, and 5-year-old. It is amazing how much the noise level increases as each child arrives. :-) All of the kids that I have currently are full time, but one of them will be going part time next week which opened me up for 1 more child...and it's a GIRL! I'm excited to see how things go with a girl in the mix. She is also 2.

Jeremiah continues to go to preschool for 2 hours on Tuesday and Friday. He LOVES it! When I asked him what his favorite part of preschool was, he said "having snack and coloring."

The boys continue to grow and grow. Ten months ago when I brought them home Jeremiah was wearing size 2 and 3 pants. He is now in 4 and 5s, slender. Simon was primarily in 3s when he came home and he is now in 4 pants and 4 and 5 shirts. Next month they will have to get an immunization again so at that time I'll have them measured to see how much they've grown since last September. It seems like they have grown a foot, but I doubt that is really true. :-)

Probably the biggest excitement over the last 2 months was Christmas. We had a nativity calendar and the boys liked doing. On Christmas morning, the boys actually slept until about 8:30 (if I remember right). Since this was their first Christmas, they didn't really know what to expect. We had a great time opening presents and just spending the day together.

The boys have also gotten to see a "true" Nebraska winter with lots of snow and MUCH colder temperatures. We had been getting spoiled because it was so nice most of January that I was able to take all the boys outside to play! That was a blessing because they could be as loud as they wanted and outdoor play wears them out so they take good naps. :-)

When it did snow, Garth and I took them sledding, they had snowball fights, and Jeremiah even experienced the danger of ice. Thankfully he wasn't hurt very badly.

One weekend, I had a Pampered Chef Spring Launch all day Saturday so Daddy took the boys to the Strategic Air Museum where they got to see all the neat planes and they ALSO got to have their faces painted. The boys loved their faces. By the time I saw them they were somewhat smudged, but thankfully Garth had taken some pictures before that happened. They had a great time having Daddy-Son day. 

The last thing to mention is that Jeremiah lost his first tooth recently. He had told us it was loose about 2-3 weeks earlier and we kept encouraging him to wiggle it, but he didn't really like to. One day after rest time, he told me that it had fallen out. He was very excited about the prospect of getting money for it. When I asked him how much he thought it was worth, he said "$20?" He did NOT get that much. :-)

Enjoy the pictures!

Making snow angels

Watching the fire

Loving the warmth of the fire

Jeremiah, Daddy, and Simon

Jeremiah painting homemade Christmas ornaments

Simon painting ornaments

Jeremiah decorating sugar cookies

Simon trying out my new headphones

Christmas Eve-Simon's new car

Christmas Eve-Jeremiah's new legos

Christmas Eve-putting together the legos

Christmas-Jeremiah's stocking

Christmas-Sleep cap!

Christmas-Daddy and Jeremiah with sleep caps

Christmas-Jeremiah's stocking

Christmas-Reindeer Simon

Christmas-He got sleep caps too!

Christmas-Simon posing


Christmas-Sand Art

Christmas-Finger Paints

Christmas-Boys in new sleep caps

Christmas-The completed advent calendar

Kelley Christmas-Simon got a Mater game!
Kelley Christmas-A new book and Wii game!

Getting ready to go outside

All my daycare boys

Jeremiah and Simon sledding

Jeremiah and Simon got their faces painted at the SAC museum

Very relaxed
Simon with a feather in his hair

Jeremiah now with the feather in his hair

My 2 favorite boys

Jeremiah's lost tooth is on the bottom in the center

You can see it a little better here

Today I Kissed an Angel

Today I kissed an angel. I knew it from the start. The first time my angel smiled at me; I gave away my heart.

Today I kissed an angel; This angel child of mine. Though not of my creation, My child by God's design.

Today I kissed an angel. My heart is dancing wild; Our family, by a miracle; Blessed by our angel child.

All I Really Want by Steven Curtis Chapman