Sunday, June 5, 2011


I know. I've been quiet lately. Evidently I haven't had much to say. I am working on another post for another day, but it's nowhere near ready to roll just yet. So for now, I thought I'd check in and tell you a few inconsequential things about what's going on in our household.

~The kittens are naughty. They climb on the counters, chew papers, wrestle with the children's stuffed animals, and eat food left out on the table. I know. We're working on it. On the upside, they've stopped peeing on the stairs.

~Elise is now an expert walker. Although she does still use her knees at times (mostly outside in the back yard), she is now on her feet a good 95% of the time she's moving. I can't get enough of watching her, though. "Look she's walking! So cute! Yes, I know she's been doing it for months, but...she's so cute!"

~We put in our garden! Jeff and I decided to try the Square Foot Gardening method, and he built and put together our frames over the long weekend. I got my garden starts from Azure Standard a few days later, and now we have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, melons, and so much more. I so hope to have a successful garden this year! I will be reporting back about all that, you can be sure.

~I am now in the 2nd trimester. As of two days ago, I am a third (roughly speaking!) of the way through my pregnancy. It feels good! And so do I, for the most part. What little nausea I had has dissipated, along with a few other early pregnancy complaints. My energy levels are slowly returning, and I am thankful for it. Surpirisingly, I was not expecting to feel so fat, so soon, however. Still, I'm just trying to swallow my pride and concentrate on the miracle within.

~We're still doing school. Yep. And we'll continue until August or so, when we break for a month or so. However, I'm feeling the push to get as much done as possible before the baby comes, so we'll see how it all pans out. Thankfully, we're almost always finished by lunchtime (I know this won't always be the case but we're loving it for now!), which leaves the afternoon for outside time. Which is terrific, because--

~We often have three extra girls. Or sometimes two, depending. My boys are thick as thieves with the three neighbor girls in the next two houses down from us. To add to their glee, there are no fences in between the yards (yet), so the kids run back and forth, playing baseball here, watching a video there, and garnering snacks wherever and however they can. I've even heard whispers of matrimonial plans afoot (thank goodness the oldest child is my 8-year-old!), of all things. Things could be interesting in ten years' time...

Look how much chitchat I rolled out in a matter of minutes! I should stop by and blog more often! I just might have to do that...


steve and corrine said...

Nice to hear the chitchat!

Mama said...

Amen! Missed you.

Rena said...

I like your chitchat, too!
We've had good luck with square foot gardening. It's a great system.
Love the Owenisms. Such an independent little guy!