Friday, October 31, 2014


We drove to the closest suburban neighborhood and hit up as many houses as possible, in an hour. It was exhausting and my lower back ached but the kids had so much fun it was worth it! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

(Graphic Content Warning) The 6 Year Old and A Fence

Jed was out of town on a work trip.  

I sent the kids outside so I could have a little peace and quiet while I fed Celia.

As entertainment Kane decided to try to catch our rooster.

The rooster ran into the cow pen. 

Kane was so focused on his goal that he forgot about the barb wired fence. 

Resulting in this:

 I was afraid that the cut on his neck was going to require stitches or glue.  

Thankfully a butterfly closed it up well enough.  

When I'm completely gray at 40, there will be no question why.    

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1 Month Old

The last month has flown by!  Celia is pretty laid back.  She does prefer to be held but that isn't a problem thanks to her many siblings who are more than willing to give her what she wants.  

Cluster feeding is the only way this little girl eats.  I've actually offered her two bottles of formula so far due to her ravenous behavior, she took a little the first time but gagged and spit it out the second.  Sigh, I think she's going to reject bottles/formula just like Ford and Isla.  

She naps like a champ but at night she's a stinker, grunting and whining on and off all night, and waking to eat at least 3 times between midnight and 7am. Sleep, I need sleep!  

She's been easy enough to go out and about with, chilling in the bjorn, I'm so thankful for baby carriers!  We have out grown the van and had to move up to the Suburban which is much more cumbersome to load the kids in and to drive.  I never would have imagined that I would miss a minivan but I do. 

The last month has been amazing, exhausting but amazing.  I'm still working on the birth story, but it's taking longer than usual because any brain power I have right now is going into homeschooling.  I'll get to it eventually, I hope. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Celia at 1 Week

She is fitting in quite well around here.  

This is my view right now.  

 When she's not with me though she can usually be found with one of her siblings! 

We can't get enough Celia snuggles!