Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Big Baby Girl is 10!!

My Sweet Savannah turned 10 today. It's unreal to think that an entire decade has passed since I first became a mommy. Everyone always says, "Enjoy it, it goes by SO fast" and I know it's so cliche, but it's SO true. Savannah has grown into a wonderful, thoughtful, sensitive, sweet and amazingly helpful young lady. She's my go-to girl when I need someone I can rely on with the babies. She pays very close attention to things, learns quickly and is very giving. I've been told numerous times that when she's outside with the babies and I'm inside taking care of things, that she watches them like a hawk. It blesses me so tremendously to know that I can trust her to keep an eye on them and not have to worry about them getting into trouble without her letting me know. I'm so thankful that God chose her as my first born, because although she was a very difficult baby, she is such an easy going older child...someone whose company I truly appreciate. Happy birthday, my precious big girl!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Today I was mowing the lawn and I kept having to tell Aaron to stay back because the lawnmower is "owie". I was concerned about a rock or part of a stick flinging out and hitting didn't even dawn on me until he went up to the lawnmower--while it was off, of course, and touched it that it gets EXTREMELY hot in one area. I've burned myself on it before and he grabbed it with his whole hand. Poor baby got a big blister on his finger and some burn on the palm of his hand. He cried for the next 2 hours or so and I could do nothing but hold him and keep his hand on a bag of cold water. Poor baby, I felt so bad for him. I got him down for his nap and I was worried that he may not sleep well, but he slept great and when he awoke, his hand wasn't bothering him anymore, Praise God! :) Now onto the OTHER boy :) Jeremy had his Chief's test today. It's the test he has to take to see if he can/will advance to Chief one of these days. The test is one of many factors that determine his ability to advance, but it's a necessary part. So he was telling the children this morning that if he does well on the test, we'll be able to move somewhere else. We'd like to move, not because we don't like where we are, it's absolutely wonderful here, but because it's one of the most expensive places in the country and not the best place to raise a large family, unless you're independently wealthy, which we are not. So Luke was outside and he was talking to our neighbor and he asked her about her husband, "Is Kyle doing that thing where if you win, you get to move??" Hahahaha....I thought it was so funny the way he phrased it. I just love the way children's brains work! So that's my boy stuff for the day. The littlest boy is wiggling, but doesn't have a whole lot to say yet!