Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Snow Day

There was a post I wrote almost 5 years to the day that is VERY similar. So 5 years ago, Hannah had just turned one and we were living in Oklahoma and John was getting ready to go to a conference for a week in Savannah Georgia. And Oklahoma City was preparing ice storm. and where there is ice in oklahoma, there is often, a power outage. My dear friend Sonny Varela spent an arm and a leg buying firewood for me (as they were major price gouging of course) and I set everything up in our living room all ready to make a fire for me and hannah if the power was out. Not much fun. Fast forward 5 years, same conference, same time of year, 4 kids later. John is out of town and we are preparing for the "storm of the century". Come on folks, we've had at least 8 of those already and we're in the year 2015. They were talking 25-30 inches, and power outages. Luckily it was a bust! We got about 8 inches, but school was off and we had a fun snow day. And we took advantage of everyone being home and potty trained catherine. going well so far two days in!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Life with 4 update

Is it even possible that its been a year and a half since I've been writing on this blog about my children? My how things can change. My last blog post was when Catherine was a year and she was walking. My family was getting ready for a big move to New Jersey. Since then, we have settled in, and Judah has blessed our lives. He is now 5 months old. He is sleeping through the night and the kids adore him. My first born Hannah has just turned 6. Where has that time gone? She is kind, determined, beautiful, bright and I love being with her. Isaiah turned 4 in August and he is just about the sweetest brother. I think he and Judah will be close brothers as they get older. Come to think of it, Isaiah has a special relationship with all of his siblings. To Hannah he is just a best friend whom she would still like to marry. To Catherine, he's her ever constant playmate when Hannah is at school, and to Judah, he is his protector and Isaiah talks to him as though they've been friends for years. Life with four can definitely be hectic, but each child has enriched our lives so deeply and although planning is sometimes harder with four kids so young, my husband is right. Its not more stressful with four kids. I trust John will have forgotten all about this blog and won't read that little sentence about him being right. I'll never hear the end of it. Here are some pictures from Hannah's birthday celebration. She had her two friends Leah and Reagan, (and of course Isaiah) to a paint your own pottery store, then to pizza and cupcakes. Overall a good day! Pictures include hannah's birthday celebration, Judah when he was in a good mood and isaiah dressed up as superman and Catherine reading books in her crib, which she does EVERY morning after she wakes up and every afternoon when she doesn't nap.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sweet things my kids say

Isaiah (4 years old): Judah, I have a secret for you. (Whispers in his ear at 4 1/2 months old) I love you.
Isaiah: Judah, I have another secret for you. (Whispering) I love you again and again and again.

Me: Isaiah, you're such a good big brother.
Isaiah: I've always wanted to be one.