Last week I sat down to write a blog post, but every single time I would log onto the internet and get started, the site would crash within a few minutes. I tried several times and got the same result every single time. I finally broke down and got the name of a highly recommended computer guy and took our computer in to get serviced. When I picked up the computer, I asked him how bad it was. He said that normally when people bring in their computers, there's usually about 200-300 malware programs/files. We had 1278!!!! Ummm, yeah. We knew it was something that needed to be done, and I finally decided to buck up and take the time to deal with it, resulting in no posts last week. Then Tuesday I sat down to write a post again, but for some reason the internet wasn't working. Sigh. But, here I am!
We had a nice, but crazy Thanksgiving. We hosted my family at our house. The kids outnumbered the adults. Mayhem! I love when the cousins can get together and play, but out of the seven kids that were here, six of them are age 5 or under. Let's just say that the boys really feed off of each other and get themselves worked into a point of major rough housing and semi destruction, in addition to not being able to listen very well. We also have a horrible kitchen in terms of space, which makes it impossible for even just two people to work in there at the same time. With that said, it was still a major blessing to spend time with family and to enjoy the fact that we have so many kiddos, even if they make us want to pull our hair out.
|Oh, the difference 3 years makes!|
Nathanial age 4, Adilyn age 2, Steven age 5.5, Urijah almost 5, Ayden almost 2, Eliana age 10, Rylee almost 2.
On Sunday, Tony and I had planned to take Adyen and Rylee to get pictures with Santa Claus. We put them down for naps early, got them all dressed up and loaded into the car after naps, missed our exit to the mall so had to turn around and go back, and as we were about to pull into the parking lot, Rylee puked ALL OVER herself and her car seat.
Tony: "Is she puking?"
Me: "Yes. There will be no pics with Santa today."
That is the second time she has puked while on our way to get pictures taken. I'm wondering if she has an aversion.... We'll try again this weekend.
In other news, Ayden continues his adventurous climbing ways. Seriously, nothing is safe at our house.
|He was after the leftover sausage links from breakfast.|
Rylee got her first haircut yesterday! There's a gal that attends the same Community Playgroup that we go to and she is a hairdresser. She does it out of her home, so it was perfect for us to go to her house and then have a little play date at the same time. She has a daughter that is just a few months older than Rylee and Ayden. I've been (im)patiently waiting for Rylee's hair to grow so I can put it in cute little ponytails. In the past few weeks, it really has taken off and grown quite a bit, but it's so fine that it is impossible to put a ponytail in. It was starting to get a really shabby look to it. Tony made the observation that she had some great Elvis sideburns going and I commented about how she could be on That 70's show! So it was time for a trim, in the hopes that it will really help her hair finally take off. She sat really great in the chair for all of about a minute and a half for her haircut, and then she was over it already! She was ready to get down and play! So then the gal just followed her around with scissors in hand and took a little snip every opportunity she had. That way Rylee could play and she still got her haircut.
|Don't let the picture deceive you. She really didn't sit still for long!|
Miss Rylee took awhile to finally go to sleep for nap today. When I went in to check on her, I found that she had thrown all of her blankets, bunny, and glow seahorse out of her crib. Oh, and her shirt!! Silly girl!
So that's what has been happening in our neck of the woods. Life may be crazy and drive me insane a lot of the time, but there's also so many blessings. Oh! And did I mention that in just 20 days, we will have TWO year olds???? Eeeek!
*Please excuse any typos that may be in this post. Ayden has just woken up from his nap so I have no chance to proof read, but want to get this posted!