For those of you wondering, I'm back! I just realized that it has been almost a month since I last blogged. Life with our family has just been very busy and crazy. I'm not really sure where to start with tonight's blog update.
I have been enjoying time with Miss Paige and my dear sister, I've had the Mister Misters (Wayne and Weston) here a few days so that Tanya, my dear sis-in-law,could go to the office, and I babysit every Thursday and Friday for two other kiddos. Life is full of kids at this home. I'm really looking forward to an amazing scrapbooking weekend that I have coming up. It will be good to get away and work on the photo albums again. The kids always love to see what I have accomplished at the end of the weekend.
Jason is being kept busy with work, worship prep for church and other stuff. He is an amazing husband, and dad! He helps keep me going with all the stuff that is going on in our lives and jumps in whenever he can and needs to, to get things done. He jumps in with homework help and teaches the girls piano. He also does meal prep, if something hasn't been started yet, while I'm at swimming with Brenna. Have I mentioned how amaing I think he is?!
Brenna has had swimming lessons every Tuesday and Thursday...free through the YMCA and Lions Club, or maybe it's the Kiwanis Club...hmmm, it's one of those "clubs"...for all 4th graders in the Lynden/Lynden Christian schools. She has really been enjoying that and we could't pass up free lessons. She is also kept busy with homework each night and we've been trying to keep up with piano lessons.
Alyssa is just going along with everything happening around here. She loves to sing and dance with her High School Musical cd. She continues to love school and sometimes wishes she had homework like Brenna..."Oh honey, just wait, your day is coming." If only she knew what she was asking for. Alyssa is still at a point where practicing piano is fun. She doesn't have the tough songs like Brenna yet so I'm waiting for the day when she informs us that practicing is no longer fun.
Ethan, is such a boy! He is busy, busy, busy. Did I mention that he was busy? Ethan loves to have play dates with his bestest buddy, Wayne. If you want to see Ethan get excited about the day, just tell him that Wayne is coming to play or that he is going to Wayne's house. I love nap time! Ethan doesn't necessarily take naps every day but most days he does. I have realized that my baby is growing up fast and I don't want to miss out on any moments of snuggling that I can get. So, on "nap days", we have started to just take time to snuggle on the couch for awhile. He runs and gets his 3 blankets, yes, you read that correctly, 3 blankets, and comes running to me on the couch and crawls up on my lap. He snuggles in and some days he will fall asleep in my arms. I love these days! It's hard to believe that Ethan will be going to Preschool this next fall. Where has the time gone?
Well, I'm sure there is plenty more to share but my brain is a little tired. I will try to be better about blogging. Sorry to those of you who have been looking for updates. Maybe next time I will have pictures... :)