Wednesday, April 27, 2016

16/52: Giant Dirt Pile!

It's not often that you have 10 tons of topsoil delivered to supplement the horrid Virginia clay in the garden, and I really couldn't *not* suggest the kids go out and play on it, particularly since it happened to be Earth Day...

Elizabeth (3.5) insisted on wearing her hair in a single pigtail, and cared not a bit about getting her pale pink leggings dirty.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

When Having Poorly-Behaved Children is Your Apostolate

They sure are cute, aren't they? The little monkeys...

Adorable, ridiculously smart, and stubborn as mules. They do so well behaving almost everywhere we go - the library, the playground, other people's houses, the grocery store...

Then Sunday rolls around. And their behavior is an entirely different story.

Friday, April 22, 2016

All the Pregnancy Things {7 Quick Takes}

I suffer from serious over-curiosity when it comes to other people's pregnancies. Why? I don't even know. It's a problem. But I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one with this problem...

So in the event that you want answers to all the pregnancy questions I've been asked so far (and some I haven't!), here are some details:

(Oh wait, did you miss the announcement? I'm pregnant! Baby #6, due around Thanksgiving!)


How are you feeling?

Not so hot? Obnoxiously, the stomach bug that was going through the family hit right after that positive pregnancy test, so I had a couple weeks of feeling awful before actual morning sickness set in. SO NOT FAIR. But my morning sickness hasn't been totally horrible since I was pregnant with John Paul, in part because my girl pregnancies have been easier and also because of better nutrition & supplements. Plus ain't nobody got time to lie on the couch all day with 5 other kids running around!

Mostly I'm just exhausted - I crash by like, 7 every night and am often asleep by 8, before the big kids... Which is made possible by the fact that Andrew and my mom do a TON. We knew that #6 would need to be postponed for quite a while longer than this if we stayed in our old house, since I was really struggling to keep up with things, but having my mom around obviously makes a HUGE difference!

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