This past month and a half has been long and difficult. Aaron worked out of town for about 3 weeks which left me with a homeschooled crew, a newborn and very little sleep. I would get up all night with the baby, then when I finally get a good slumber going, another child comes in to tell me they are hungry. So then I gotta get up and start the day. By the time 8pm hit I was done. By 9pm I was crashing. I would daydream all day about the things I would do when all the kids were in bed, but my head could not refuse the pillow. And then it would start all over again. My heart goes out to all the single parents out there. It is tough doing it alone. And he has been really busy and working hard since. So I have been doing my best to keep up with homeschooling, housework, a baby and just life. Brigham is so sweet... when he is being held. So the times he takes his naps is when I try to work like crazy trying to get everything done. It's been a marathon. So here is a few highlights. I have also been really bad at taking pictures.
I tried to be a good mom one night and instead of ordering pizza we made it. I'm a little out of practice but it was fine and the kids like to help.
It is so nice having 2 cheese graters in the house so I don't have to do it.
Our first month was a planets theme and I saw this cute idea on pinterest.
My little blondie
I found a blog with all of these neat dough ideas. This is moon dough but she had other ones that involved shaving cream that I want to try.
There are very few pictures that I have seen of Aaron as a kid, but this one of Anders really reminds me of him.
I call this outfit, "The Jolly Green Giant" And he is very bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Apparently there was a swarm of bees that came through Coolidge and some of them decided to nest under a kid recliner chair in our playhouse. We found out there were thousands after Anders threw a rock at the chair and the kids all came inside screaming...BEES! No one was stung.
Elsie finally lost a tooth. She is in 2nd grade and was so excited to finally lose one.
King of the eggs
Try to spot the kid and guess which one.
Elsie made her own kitty mask
We enjoyed watching the moon transform to a blood moon. And the world did not end!