We’re wrapping up school for the year! We survived! The last math lesson and English lesson were finished today, and all that remains are the final spelling tests for Sterling and Ruby. To celebrate, I ordered next year’s school books. I know, the irony. Just when I think I might have my sanity back for […]
Who is training who here?
I am a glutton for punishment, I’ve decided. Ellie is just so stinking smart. The other day when Blaine asked all the kids to back up while he was working and they were crowded around just a wee bit too close, she took one look at all the others obediently backing away a step or […]
My oldest and my youngest: crazy.
Liberty turned 12 last Friday. It’s hard to believe. It just seems so big. I remember being 12! She asked if she could make her own cake with the Care Bear pan. Most definitely! She picked out a recipe for white cake from my mom… A cake of my childhood. She made herself cream cheese […]
Meet: Demanding Child and the One Who Does Her Bidding
Since traveling to South Dakota and home again, Ellie has been a bear. Naps have been scattered and much fought and bedtime is a screamfest. She hates her bed, she wants to sleep with someone else, and she’s a determined sort in her fury when she doesn’t get exactly what she wants. I’m pretty sure […]
It’s like taking candy from a baby.
Four of my children have taken pacifiers. Liberty, Eden, Sterling, and Elliot have all had them and been quite attached. For each of them, I took it away during the day right around their first birthdays and then took it away completely around 15-18 months. Ellie turned one this month. It was time. Except Ellie […]
When the baby takes a late nap she’s not so tired at bedtime. When she’s not so tired at bedtime, she gets into things. She knows we’re tired and slow at our game. Like crayons someone left under the couch cushion, just for her. The baby really likes crayons. Crayons and erasers from mechanical pencils. […]
Septic, Birthdays, Suitor Requirements, and No More Babies
Yesterday, we had our septic pumped. It was stinky business. Six children (Ellie slept through it all) watched in awe as a vacuum like they’d never seen the likes of before sucked all our (septic) troubles away. It would seem that we’ve escaped the need to replace our septic tank, for which I’m thankful. Blaine […]
Mathematics, Dried Milk Crusts, and Problematic Peanut Butter Cups
Blaine took the kids to church tonight, and I stayed home with sleeping Elliot. (Formerly sleeping. Now she’s ingesting dry cheerios at a rapid rate and looking thoroughly confused at the quiet house she woke up to.) I was cleaning up supper after they left, found a nasty dried out milk mess under the spoon […]
25% off… and pride in her place around here.
Lilla Rose is having a sale today. Everything is 25% off until 8pm PST. www.lillarose.biz/abiglittlefamily is my link if you care to go shopping. Since Lilla Rose seems to be the conversation of the day, and we were recently discussing how all the girls love to wear the flexi clip but poor Ellie doesn’t have […]
Ellie Adelaide… just cute.
A little bit of cute to brighten your day… My baby has two new teeth. She has returned to her happy happy self. And to caption this photo… I did what last week?! ME?!