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Hello

I figured I would say “Hi” to you all while I wait for my cup of tea to finish steeping. I should be going to bed because sleep has been hard to come by with this stupid cold making the rounds. But, I seem to have a frog in my throat that just doesn’t want to move on. So tea and Hello it is. 🙂

We found Rocky a new home. He is living happily on a farm. He has his own little flock of Barred Rock hens to look after. Before we left the farm I picked up two Australorp pullets. I have no pictures yet because the girls, who we have named Dorothy and Rose, have been a little on the shy side. Yes, we have Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose. We just need a Sophia now.

Today Hubby and I started digging out the drainage culvert that divides the property. It was almost flat in some areas. We got about 40 feet of it cleared out today. There is still a lot more to go though. I am already pretty sore, I am hoping tomorrow won’t be too bad.

Munchkin has been super whiny for the last 24 hours. He hasn’t been able to verbalize why he is feeling so sad or angry. Everything has been setting him off though. I’ve been doing my best to keep my cool, it is hard at moments though. I am hoping tomorrow is a better day for him. I hate to see him having a difficult time.

Peanut started saying “sorry” today. Then when we were having some silly time before bed he started saying “I love you”! It was so sweet. That really made my night.

Blah. My throat is getting scratchier by the moment. I don’t want to be sick again! 😦

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Growing up is hard to do

The boys are getting older. They are growing up. It is fun to see all the changes happening, but also makes me sad at the same time. My babies aren’t quite babies anymore.

Peanut

Peanut is trying out new words. He says “Thank you” quite frequently and just this morning tried out “You’re welcome”.  He says “uh, oh” and “here you go”. He says “what” and the infamous “No”.

He had me help him say “belly button” this morning too. So cute. He says “mama” and “dada” of course.

He doesn’t say dog or cat, but he says “chicken” . He is obsessed with them.

He runs. Is working on jumping. Spins in circles. Climbs on everything. The climbing is rough. Nothing is sacred. 😉

And of course he wants to do everything his big brother does.

He is so silly. And perpetually dirty these days.

 

Munchkin

Being 3.5 is a very hard age. No longer a toddler, but not quite a preschooler. Kind of like being a pre-teen.

He has so many words, but doesn’t always know how to use them.

He knows all his shapes and colors. He can sing his ABC’s almost perfectly. He is recognizing his numbers.

He wants to do everything himself. Which is great, but not always feasible.

And of course he wants to do everything his little brother does.

Wait.

What?

Yes. Oh the digressions. We have to remind him that he is a big boy and does in fact know how to do certain things. Like getting dressed and using the potty. Or telling us he needs something. He will resort to pointing and saying “uh uh uh”. We remind him to use his words because he does have them.

Yes, he is officially using the potty full time! He has a few accidents here and there, but I am so very proud of him. 🙂

He wants to be just like us grown ups too. He wants to sit in the front seat of the car. He wants to mow the lawn, He wants to wash the dishes and vacuum. We let him help out where we can.

See what I mean though. He is stuck in that in-between area.

Making faces

Enjoying the evening

I am sitting out on the porch right now enjoying the remnants of a thunderstorm. It had been warm, muggy and partly cloudy all day. There was a very nice breeze. I was waiting for this storm to hit. I love thunderstorms. I love the rumbling thunder and big flashes of lightning that make my heart jump. The sound of the rain and the wind blowing through the leaves is so soothing. The sounds all balance each other out. A symphony performed by mother nature, complete with a light show.

Ahh. It’s nice to be able to relax a little tonight. Peanut has woken up twice already, so hopefully he will stay sleeping long enough for me to be able to enjoy the evening for a bit. Hubby is getting Munchkin to sleep now and may very well fall asleep himself. He was pretty tired this evening. My plan is to be asleep before 3am. I have gotten myself on a really bad schedule. It all stemmed from all of us being sick with an awful cold/flu virus. Sore throat, fever, achey-even our skin hurt, stuffiness, coughing . . . No fun at all. It was rather annoying having to be up at all hours of the night because the kiddos couldn’t sleep. I’ll never understand that. When I am sick, I just want to stay in bed and sleep the sick away. Kids are the exact opposite. We just have lingering stuffiness and coughing now, but definitely feeling much, much better.

The last 4 or 5 days I have been taking a walk, with at least Peanut, down the street. I have been walking down the street equiped with dog food and dog cookies because someone decided it would be a great place to leave a couple of dogs. They are rather cute. One is a black shepherdy looking boy and the other is a terrier mix, also a boy. I figure the are somewhere between 6 and 12 months. They won’t let us get too close yet. They are holding out hope waiting for whoever left them, to return. So, I bring food, hoping they will trust me enough to follow me back home so we can figure out what to do with them. We don’t want them to get hit by a car or attacked by some wild animal. Poor things must be extra nervous tonight with the storms. At least they have each other.

Munchkin’s vocabulary has been growing in leaps and bounds over the last few weeks. He cracks us up. I need to start writing it down so that I can share. My brain has been swiss cheese due to  the lack of sleep, so I can’t remember the hilarious things he says. . . sigh. He does song requests. Tonight it was Twinkle Little Star, except I thought he had said chicken salald at first. lol He tells us to be careful and yells I love yous at random people. He is really funny. I promise I will share the hilarious things he says.

Peanut has been belly crawling for a few weeks now. He has gotten quite good at it. He really doesn’t want to crawl though. He wants to be walking. He tries his darndest to pull himself up on whoever or whatever is near by. His favorite is to pull himself to standing while in the bathtub at night. This is not my favorite. . .  He does lots of talking. Lots of dadadadada. Today he finally said mamamama though! Yay! He loves food. He will eat anything. We don’t do baby food or cereal. He eats some of whatever we are eating. We did this with Munchkin too. Works out great and you save a ton of money 🙂 He is still breastfeeding like a champ. He is already starting to wiggle himself into strange positions while nursing. It is hilarious, but at the same time rather uncomfortable for my poor breasts.

I will leave you with some pics that I took tonight. Munchkin wasn’t really feeling photogenic, but Peanut was all for it.