I spent last week with my mother, sister and sister-in-law in California. Together we had 6 kids under the age of six (6, 3 1/2, 2 1/2, 18 months, 13 months and 3 months). There were no men around. It was so nice to always have someone there to help. Natalia was able to go to her son's class and help out while we stayed home, Becca was able to help Audrey use the bathroom while I was nursing, and I was able to go on bike rides with the oldest two boys. There was no need for babysitters and we always had someone to talk to. The kids played well together. Though we did not share a husband, which would be the hardest and most awkward part, we happily shared everything else, even the dirty diapers. I really enjoyed this situation, though we were all tired and ready to go home by the end of the week. We all agreed how nice it would be to at least live within a couple minutes of each other. I'm sad to say this will most likely not happen any time soon.
I had been feeling nauseous and tired, so I took a pregnancy test a couple weeks ago. I got two bright blue lines. Curtis and I proceded to plan our lives with three little ones. The thought of irish twins in the same year, wow! We looked at minivans and then found out we can fit all three carseats in our matrix. We even took our house off the market. As I was packing for our trip to California I found Nathan's pregnancy test in the top drawer of my dresser. It looked different than this current one, so I read the directions. Two blue lines is a negative! You have to get a + sign to be positive. I took a big sigh of relief and a small sigh of disappointment. Though it would have been hard, it would have been exciting and fun at the same time.
The other night Audrey found my diary from when I was 10. She wanted me to read it to her for her bed time story. For a family home evening so long ago we all wrote 10 things we liked about each member of our family. Audrey enjoyed hearing these. Today she found the diary still sitting out and started reading it to herself. She said, "I love my Sarah soooo much. My Sarah talks and laughs. My Sarah reads books, lots and lots." I thought that was a nice list about me. Audrey has really taken to calling Curtis and I by our first names.
For my family, I am including the list. I got a kick out of the things I wrote about all of you. I am not fixing my spelling mistakes, because they're funny too. Mom 1. She is my mother (she gave birth to me) 2. She bought the tickets to go to the movies 3. She feeds me 4. She brings me to the mall 5. She is building the edition 6. She buys my clothes 7. She maryed dad 8. She lost 20 pounds 9. She makes money for the family 10. She is loveable
Dad 1. He reminds me to brush my teeth 2. He changed Emily's diapers 3. He loves me 4. He talks to me kindly (sometimes) 5. He give treats 6. He takes us on trips 7. He doesn't get as angry as mom 8. He helped raise us 9. He bought my Basket Ball T-shirt 10. He likes airplanes
Byron 1. he swims good 2. he has lots of money 3. he is never home 4. he loves my 5. he is strong 6. he has nice hair 7. he has nice eyes 8. he shovels the snow 9. he has a girl friend 10. he is a life gaurd
Lynn 1. Doesn't eat sugar 2. she loves me 3. isn't mean 4. has good clothes 5. nice eyes 6. has good singing voice 7. changes poopy diapers 8. dosn't eat chocolate 9. she is my sister 10. she loves rasins
Zilpha 1. nice clothes 2. nice hair 3. nice shoes 4. weres contacts 5. has friends 6. likes candy 7. she only tortares you 8. loves me 9. she is my sister 10. rests a lot
James 1. Quit paper out 2. Pays me 3. tells funny jokes 4. Does good in school 5. Plays games 6. is improving 7. helps me on homework 8. he loves me 9. he is my brother 10. wheres glasses
Becca 1. helps clean room 2. Plays with emily 3. loves me 4. shares 5. is nice 6. loves apples 7. she is my sister 8. gose seling with me 9. she is funny 10. cut of her tail
Emily 1. is cute 2. says by 3. says button 4. she is funny 5. loves me 6. gives kisses 7. can say by!by! 8. loves us and Jesus 9. likes candy 10. imetates us
My mother had several small children close in age and still found time to write in each of our baby books. Many people tell me to write down the funny stories that occur so often and so I am using this blog as an easy way to journal, brag and work out my thoughts and to share them all with you.