It's been a while. Well, where to start?....With two kids in school and only trying to keep up with Emily and Madeline, who you can be pretty sure will be in the same spot you left her in unless she is within Emily's reach, then you will hear her cries for help, I am able to get things done. I have been busy shopping for bedroom furniture and things to decorate the house with. I have painted the master bedroom, hung pictures around the house, and hung curtains in Kayla's room. We (Emily, Madeline and myself) have made countless trips to Bed Bath and Beyond, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, and the mall. I have purchased new linens for the master bedroom, frames, pictures, and a new bedroom suite, which will arrive on Sept 13!!
Emily is adjusting to the new routine without Nathan and Kayla here during the weekday. So much that I had a doctor appointment on Thursday and she was in a cranky mood all day because her morning routine was not the way it was suppose to be. She is quite the stubborn little one and you may even say defiant. If there is something that she does not want to do, she will not do it. She is learning what time out is all about and the consequences of her actions. She likes to hit and on an occasion will bite to express herself. She also is sweet, she LOVES her little sister and will smother her to give her kisses and love her. She is quick to make sure Madeline's socks are off her feet and to cover her with a blanket. She likes to hold her and will on occasion try to pick her up, or move her to put her head on a pillow. She is trying to help, but I have to be careful where I put Maddie when Emily is around. Emily enjoys our walks and likes the animals, she likes to scare the birds out of the backyard by yelling as she runs right towards them. When we are in the car and there is music playing if I start to sing along she will, on occasion, hold her hand out and yell her version of "stop". I just laugh and wait a little than sing some more just to hear/see her yell stop at me. Yes, I know this will come back and haunt me when she is yelling stop at me at an inappropriate time, like in church. She enjoys singing in the car as well, and will sing along to the music, it is too cute. She also has found her voice and is saying more and more words, hard to believe she is almost 2 years old.
Madeline, also known as Maddie is getting BIG, her little legs are getting more and more rolls, her face is getting more pudgy, and her fingers are no longer pretzel sticks, more like little-smokies!! She is awake for longer periods of time and her eyes are getting bluer. She has lost some of her hair, but she still has more hair than any of our other children did at 7 weeks. He seems to be more awake at night when the others have gone to bed, as if that is the only time she can relax and just take it all in. Madeline will be baptised on September 21, here in Houston. That is about all that is new with her, not much happens in the life of a 7 week old baby. Eat, Sleep, Diaper Change, Stare around for a while and do it all over again...Nathan, has made friends at school which has been nice because he is enjoying going to school and does not hesitate to walk himself to his classroom. He gets to play with Jake and JT a few times a week which is good for him to have that outlet after school. I would like to get him involved in some other extra curricular activity, but I am having trouble figuring it all out. All in time! Nathan is a big help with things around the house, I almost feel bad about always asking him to do things and not Kayla, I just don't trust her the way I can trust Nathan to do things, because he is older!!
Kayla continues to be hesitant about going to school, she no longer cries, but is not excited about going. Every day when I pick her up she tells me "I saved my lunch.", then eats what is left of her lunch in the car. She is in the terrible 3's, which for the record I think three year olds are more difficult than 2 year olds. he continues to be a bossy little girl and LOVES to tattle on others in the hopes of getting them into trouble. Kayla likes to talk as though she is 50 year old full of knowledge and knows all there is to life. It is pretty cute when she gets in one of her moods and talks about everything and anything. She tends to make very little sense with her stories, but it is fun to listen to.
Paul has been busy with work and getting involved in a few of the groups with the school and church. Which has meant quite a few meetings last week and this week at the church for the groups. I know he has been looking forward to getting involved and it is good for him to have something outside of work to meet new friends. That is the update to our lives, I hope all is well with everyone and your lives are as full as ours are!!