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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Our Week with Big News

Most of this week, 4 of the kids were gone at camp.  Sam was gone a couple days for the Jr/Sr camping trip, so for a brief while, it was just Eli, Katie, and the Little Ones here.

The Little Ones are gluten free, so I'm immersed in a whole new world of feeding.  I tried doing peanut butter and GF crackers.  One small fry approved, the other took them apart.  

The weather has been just right for morning park days.

Not chilly enough to need sleeves, but not hot, either.  By the time it starts really warming up, we're ready to go home for lunch and naps, anyway.  

With just 4 kids, I felt brave enough to take them to Family Night at Chick Fil A.

I also picked up some marigolds to replace the flowers that have died since the last time I planted.  I'm not great about gardening.

This week they started in-home therapy.  It's nice that I don't have to take them one more place, but it's frustrating to lose 6 hours/week not being able to do other stuff because I have to sit in on the therapy time.

Thursday, the Little Ones had a visit out of town, so we were gone most of the day.  On our way, we saw a big, long train carrying an assortment of military vehicles, which was pretty cool.

Eli was a great helper, following Katie around at an unfamiliar park while we were there.

When we got home, I had an email with very big news for our family in it.  Paul got home from picking up Josiah, Brianna, Jack, and Hannah from camp a couple hours later, and we started talking and planning.

Friday, we went to yet another park to hang out with friends.

Brianna, playing chicken with the swings.  It was fun to hear all their stories from camp.

Have I mentioned how much the Little Ones like my big boys?  Sam will get in the play yard with them and they climb all over him.  It's so cute.  When they see Sam, Eli, or Josiah, they start pointing and yelling, "Bu buh!"  I have no idea what they're calling them, but it's pretty adorable.

The Little Ones hanging out with me while I planted the flowers.

So what was our Big News?  Well, I promise to tell you next week.  I hate to be a tease, but with as much uncertainty as we've got going, I want to wait until it happens.

 But I will say...
                           ...airplane tickets have been purchased!

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  1. Oh my! It does sound like something very exciting. I am glad you all got so much park time. That is always good.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. I'm enjoying getting out in the sunshine! And the kids get nice and tired in the fresh air, too.

  2. Yay! for getting the kids outside to play and the nice weather! Looks like so much fun was had! Plus, braving a restaurant outing with littles in tow, Alone - Awesome! :)

    1. :) My 13 year old is a big help. It kind of reminded me of the old days, when my big kids were little.