Monday, November 2, 2015

WOW ... It's Been a While

I cannot believe it has been over THREE years since I have even touched this blog!  I truly love blogging, but life has been a little busy.  Or maybe ALOT busy!  Our littlest was born a few days after my last post, and he was nine weeks early!  So that was quite an ordeal with an emergency c-section, and then Isaac being in the NICU for over 5 weeks.  Then, life with 4 kids is just plain insane!  There's no other way to put it.  We are just crazy busy ALL the time!  But we wouldn't have it any other way!

A little update on all the kids!  We are still homeschooling them all, and love it.  We really couldn't imagine life without all of us being together all the time!

Isaac just turned three last week.  Even with a slow and rough start he is a happy, healthy, and completely normal three year old.  He talks CONSTANTLY.  He is FINALLY potty-trained and he is totally and completely in love with his siblings!  He also recently gave up his beloved paci, but he has been such a big boy about it.  He is doing a little bit of "preschool" with Mommy when time allo  He knows his colors and shapes.  He does NOT like to sing, but he does love to be read to.   He learns very quickly, and also plays on his own nicely while Mommy works with the other kids, what a blessing that is!

 And our oldest, Paul.  He just turned 14.  He is now taller than I am, and thinks that is the best thing EVER!  He started high school (still homeschooling, but high school means things have to be a little more serious) this year, and that has been much easier than I anticipated.  He is a hard worker, and enjoys a little more challenging work load.  He is our athlete and the one that is going to put 110% in to everything he does.  He plays football and baseball for our church's Christian School, and loves it.  He feels God his calling him in to full-time Christian ministry when he is an adult, which totally blesses this Momma's heart!  I can't wait to see how the Lord uses our young man for His glory!

 My Molly-squirrel.  Our one and only baby-girl.  She is our sweetness in the middle of all these crazy boys!  She is also as mean as they are when she needs to be.  Molly is now 8, and in the 3rd grade.  She is very bright and speeds through her work each day without even really being asked.  She has a very vivid imagination and is also the best big sister Isaac could ask for!  She loves to sing and dance.  But she also loves racing the boys, and riding 4-wheelers.  She is a tom-boy at heart, but she still loves her long hair and frilly dresses.  I love having one little girl to spoil rotten!

And my Zachary!! Oh, my crazy, nutty, zany Zachary.  He is our second-born and is the one that taught us (and continues to teach us that we know absolutely nothing about parenting!  Zach defies all the text books, and makes us figure out new and creative ways to teach and to live life!  He is our comedian, our inventor, our scientist and our historian.  He is insanely smart!  But don't dare ask him to sit still and do a worksheet or he might just explode.  He loves to build Legos, he reads EVERYTHING he can get his hands on, and also has a box of broken appliances under his bed that he is trying to take apart so he can create something - who knows what that something will be!  He loves Toyota Corrolla cars, and he loves his siblings!  He is so patient and kind, especially with Isaac.  He really is an amazing ten year old.

So, there's a little update on how we are doing. God has truly blessed our little family!   I do want to start blogging again, but I am not 100% sure when or what that will look like.  Hope all of you in the blog-world are doing well!