It has been so quiet around here today. The boys are playing with blocks while the baby is sleeping. I have been able to get two chores done that I have been needing to do for a long time. You can actually see my piano now from all the clutter and I changed the shower curtain in the kids' bathroom. I look around my house and try not to feel overwhelmed. I have so many "hot spots" now that I can hardly believe it. Where did my energy go?? I still feel like I am fighting off that infection I had 2 weeks ago. My throat has been sore for about 3 weeks now but I can deal with it.
This past week was great. Here is a small recap....
Katelyn stayed home from school because she had a major headache & her eyes hurt. I took her into the doctor and found that it was just a virus that needed to run it's course. I also took Brayden in for his 9 month checkup. He weighs 19 pounds 11 ounces which is only in the 25-50%. He used to be in the 90%. He is really slimming down just like all my kids seem to do.
Monday night we had a fun Family Home Evening. I taught the lesson on Pioneers and I even used my Cricut to make little Pioneer people. The kids really enjoyed it and I actually felt like it went well. Usually it is a struggle to get all the kids to even sit down for a little lesson.
Tuesday I let Katelyn stay home again because she still had a headache. I really don't get as much done when I have a sick kid at home. It just throws everything off. It is okay, though, because a mommy needs to take care of her babies.
Wednesday not much really happened. I decided to stay home from Young Women and let Bryan go and do the cubscout thing. I had a terrible night on Tuesday getting a certain child to bed and I really wanted to get things in order this night. It's really hard coming home late on a school night because by the time we read scriptures, say prayer, brush teeth, use the bathroom, read for 20 minutes it is almost 10:00. I really pay for it in the morning when the kids are super grumpy.
Thursday was wonderful!! I went to Institute at the Edmond building on the Book of Mormon. I am learning so many things. I felt the Spirit very strongly and really got an understanding about Lehi and his family. A friend and I are trying to finish the Book of Mormon by General Conference the first weekend of October. I usually read from the BOM every day but not 5 chapters a day, so this is a great experience for me. I did this with my friend Tana a few months ago but I was ready to do it again. I feel the blessings in my life from doing it again.
Friday I took the girls Taco Bell for their lunch at school and sat with them while they ate. Madelyn was so happy that we were there and didn't want us to leave. I think I am going to go have lunch with the girls every Friday. It wasn't that bad at all with the other 3 boys. It was great!
Friday night I went to dinner with some friends for Terre's birthday. We ate at Charlestowns and was yummy.
Saturday we took our kids to the state fair. Here are some of the highlights.
Saturday night Bryan went to a Stake Youth activity and I stayed home with the kids. I was able to work with Katelyn on her volcano for her school project. I can't believe I have a child old enough to do this sort of assignment. I really don't feel that old yet but I guess it is creeping up on me. Here is the beginning of her project.