Been doing more crafting when time allows. Having so many babies in and out of the house has really changed our daily dynamics. In some ways its very good.. in a few ways its sacraficing. Scheduling is not my thing, but I have had to be more intentional about our errand running and use our time off wisely. My fly by seat personality wants that whimsy freeness to come back...but I know the good we are doing here and that this is a season and someday we will have that again.
We had a debreif from the safe families hosting we did 3 weeks ago. It was good that I had time to seperate from it and truley see the impact on us and them. I pray those girls are safe and loved. It is hard not knowing. But it is part of it. We do not know if or when we will get another hosting call. It happens night before and you have kids next day...thankful we have more items onhand so we don't have to run around and borrow as much next time.
We have two babies we are snuggling regulalry. One for one afternoon a week and the other 2. 5 days a week. Thankfully they land on opposite days!! They are easy babies and so sweet and snuggly. But babies are work no matter and it has changed how much I get done at home those days and also how much girls and I go out and about. I can take these babies anywhere with me, but really its just easier to stay home. So we go in spurts. It is so nice to live in town so we still are connected to people within our neighborhood! We found a wooded path just on otherside of our block. It is amazing how much it resembles our acerage. Country in the city! God does such amazing work! A sahm down the street has become a very close friend. I am so thankful!
Girls are doing homeschooling well. Kay is so independent and has her own goals set and does well to meet them. She reads 200 page young adult books (appropriate ones) in 2 days! Samiha loves to do anything learning with me. At her age we don't do anything structured but do enjoy random out of the blue learning opportunities. Copying playing cards (numbers or letters) is a favorite right now.
I have recent issues with acid reflux. Realized it was due to bad posture during the recent babycare and adding crafting to it. Chiropractic and watching my posture is fixing it! I'm so glad it isn't food related as I allready limit so much for other recurrent issues that are NO longer recurrent! Yay God! Food can be healing. It's not easy but it's worth it!
We are almost finished with our basement family room. Hubs has been busy on that when not working. I cannot wait to add more usable space!
New neighbors moved in next door yesterday and they are very kind. I'm happy to see the cul de sac filling up! Girls keep praying for one family with kids their age...3 more houses left.
Here are some recent craft photos.