Friday, March 26, 2010

Birthday Party and a sick kid

Yesterday my dearest husband threw me a surprise birthday party. It was so wonderful! Truthfully I had an idea that something was up but the idea was so sweet! Then we hung out after all the family and friends left and we watched Blind Side. It was really good! I didn't care much for the lack of modesty in the dresses, but I liked the concept and that it was based on a true story. By the time Steve and I quit talking (we were having a really good conversation) it was 2 am! I couldn't believe it! So we went to sleep, only for me to have to get up about an hour and a half later because Natalia wasn't feeling good. So I brought her to my bed in the hopes of getting some sleep. Nope she fussed and fussed, and then at about 5:30 am she threw up all over me and the bed. Ugh, so after showers and cleaning up the bed I tried to go back to sleep only to wake up with the alarm at 6:45. I am sooooooo tired today. I am longing for bedtime, but I really enjoyed my party so it is worth it.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

4 Moms 35 Kids, I love it!

I am really enjoying the posting by the mommy bloggers. The live blogging day was a relief. It was like a breath of fresh air for me, in that I saw that our lives are somewhat normal. I'm so used to feeling like we are weird for the six children we have that getting to peek into these four women's lives was just plain awesome! Thank you so much! Check it out.

Upcoming topics for 4 Moms 35 Kids:

•March 25 Outings/shopping with only littles
•April 1 Kitchen/food budgeting
•April 8 Menu planning/shopping
•April 15 Cooking from scratch - what you make from scratch and how you get it all done
•April 22 Recipe swap - We'll all post a couple of our favorite, budget friendly, feed a crowd recipes and a Mr. Linky so that readers can participate by contributing their own recipes. When you share your link on one of our blogs, it will show up on all 4! How fun is that?!

Past topics:

•March 18 - Live-blog day, in which all 4 of us live-blog a real day in our home. Find out what we really do all day. It's our own reality show, just for you. Who needs TV?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I don't know what to say

I still am in shock over the passing of the health care bill late on Sunday March 20, 2010. My husband and I are discussing this and it greatly saddens me. So many people have demonstrated that they were not for this bill and yet our congressmen and women ignored the will of the majority and brought this bill into place against us. Right now my husband and I are discussing ways to get involved in the tea party movement. Look into it and judge for yourself what should be done. Here's the link to their home page:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lack of socialization or just plain shy

Katerina started gymnastics this past Saturday and it brought the oppurtunity for my husband and I to once again discuss how shy she is when she first enters new situations. Once she warms up to her new enviroment she does great but the first half and hour or so she is really scared. This is what happened at gymnastics. She just couldn't bring herself to participate in the beginning. I'm sure there were some people who would attribute this to the fact that she is homeschooled and not in public school. Yet really if you think about it this is just part of her personality. She eventually warmed up and then did fantastic! She really enjoyed the last half of the session and I hope she will continue to enjoy it as she goes through it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stress and life

I've been feeling very stressed tonight and lately. My mom is going through a lot right now and it's really hard on me, on top of just the normal everyday busy things that happen in my household. I ask for prayers for my strength to hold out and that God would grant me this strength and also the wisdom on handling this situation well.

On the positive side Katerina starts gymnastics this saturday and also on saturday is our first 4-H meeting.(Everyone will be joining) I'm excited about it and so are most of the kids. We are going to be getting chickens soon (and we've never raised them before) and we are all looking forward to spring hitting soon. The nice temps lately are really perking us up.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rotten Spoiled

I love to hear stories of funny things kids say and I hope to preserve some of what my kids say here. So Katerina comes up to me and asks if I will make her some chocolate milk. Sure, I say. Then her comeback instead of thank you was, mommy, I'm rotten spoiled. This is all said with a big grin on her face. Oh how I love such sweet little ones. Thank you Lord for my many blessings. Please help me to raise them in your grace and will. Amen.