"I am not a homemaker because I had too little ambition or education to make anything else of myself. No—I am a homemaker because God has given me the infinite honour of being a wife, and I delight in employing every ability that He has equipped me with in this glad career. I LOVE BEING HOME."

~ Lanier Ivester

Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer is here!

Well at least that is what my calender is saying. The weather around here still looks and feels like spring.
We are done school for this term and Isaiah will be doing grade one in september(maybe late august, not too sure yet. It will be our first full homeschooling year.
My laptop is on its death bed and I will not be getting this new one for at least another month.

So with all that said I will be taking a vacation from my computer to spend more time being a housewife and reorganizing my home and my life. I will be back in september or august(whenever we start school).

See you in a few months and Have a great summer!



Friday, June 20, 2008

It was one of those nights...

Deo came home more than 2 hours late.
As a result I ate (the Thai takeout he brought) at 11ish.
Which was probably not great for my weekly Friday morning weigh in.
We then attempted for the 5th time to watch "The Constant Gardener" without falling asleep.
We made it!
We went to bed.
Hannah then woke up.
She then said "MAMMMMMMMMMMMMA" and "MUMMMMMMMMMY" at least 500,000 times repeatedly until 5 am when she finally about (4 hours later)got to the point and said that she wanted some juice.
One glass of apple juice later and she is ready to sleep.
But she cannot sleep and neither can I because both boys a now awake
We send Isaiah back to bed and I promptly feed Imanuel who is clawing my nightgown to get some milk.
Finally all the kids were sleeping (at about 6), when I was supposed to be up and taking the shower.
Forget that schedule
I went to go sleep on the couch.
It is nights like these that make me wonder why we bought a queen instead of a king.
The couch is not comfy at all and I literally had to talk myself into going back to sleep.
Right when I reach REM 1 I was startled by Deo over me with that baby.
He was still hungry.

It is 2:40 now and I still have not slept.

I am going to take a nap.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Despite the fact the Imanuel has been brushing for months now he just cut his first tooth on Monday.
Last year with Hannah I pumped breast milk and she drank from a bottle quite early on ( plus she cut her first tooth at 12 months). Way back in 2003 with Isaiah I stopped breastfeeding at 6mos the day he cut a tooth and bit me. So with that being said this is the longest that I have breastfed for.
I am aiming at at least one year but only time can tell. It also depends on whether or not I get pregnant before then(which is quite likely) and if he bites.
It has been all thunder,lightning and lots of rain around here and as a result we did not get to go out to the park. Lightning and kites just don't really mix so we had to improvise.

We had a indoor picnic on our family room floor. Soup,sandwiches,brownies and sweet tarts filled our tummies. The kids really thought that it was fun and Deo was actually quite content,( as he is not the biggest fan of mosquitoes). When you picnic on your family room floor it is much easier to avoid them.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Today is a cleaning day! The house has becoming quite the pig sty lately; as we have been spending the greater part of our days outside.

Father's Day is tomorrow and the children and I are planning a picnic and kite flying at the park down the road. We bought a very large kite at Costco last week and still haven't even broken the seal. We will be using that one and some homemade kites.

You can make kites too! I found a bunch of tutorials yesterday.

This one is fast and cheap to make.

Here is a diamond kite.

This one is if you would like something a bit more fancy; a tetrahedral kite

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It is eleven in the morning and the kids are already exhausted and napping. I think the heat is causing me to move in slow motion these days. As a result I have been trying to wake even earlier so I can beat the heat and get the most vital things done; laundry, food prep and dishes. If in the morning I can cross those 3 things off my list then our day runs pretty smoothly.

Overtime I have realized that laziness, excuses, and procrastination can quickly turn a days schedule astray or even into chaos. As a result I have been trying to eliminate them all from my life (I was such a procrastinator)!

Proverbs 12:24
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labour.

Proverbs 19:15
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.

Proverbs 31:27
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Make the most of the 24 hours you have been given today because each hour that past will never return.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

I have a feeling summer will be making a early entrance this year. It was very hot and humid out. For those of you who have not experienced Southern Ontario's heat it is comparable to that of a sauna. Being asthmatic this weather is dreadful, as it is quite hard to breath. It is 34C out right now(93F) and 72% humidity.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

7 months !

Imanuel is seven months old today! It is so hard to believe that it has been that long. Here he is less than a week old.

Now he is such a big boy now. Here he is attempting to brush his teeth.
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