Monday, March 30, 2009

What's been keeping me:

Need I say more? Well, I will...Obviously James found a jar of Vaseline and decided to wash his hair with it along with one of Hannah's baby dolls. We were just about to leave to go shopping when he decided to "spice up" our day.
Churching! We got churched last week on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross. It was such a joy to share our churching with Father Josiah's new little girl and his wife, Presbytera Catherine. It's so nice to be back! You can see me on the right with the goofy grin.

A little while ago, Jason had some time off work so we took a short trip to Santa Barbara. Their pier is the freakiest I've ever been on because besides a few of those logs behind us in the picture, the pier has no railing at all. The whole time I thought grimm thoughts of what I would do if I fell in, or the kids fell in, or if there was an earthquake. I'm pretty sure I inherited worry wart genes from my mom. :) I was very happy to get back to the beach where my palms stopped sweating and my heart ceased to try to pump itself out of my chest. Jason thought I was pretty silly.

The highlight of our trip was playing in the sand. That's where Hannah whined the least. We went to their cute little zoo too, but what do you know? The kids are perfectly happy with sand!

Here's Phillip today. He's "Philling out." Get it? Wacka wacka wacka!
Thank God things are good! It's harder to update these days and since I'm not the best multi-tasker, I've been mostly staying away from the computer. The house seems to stay cleaner, the kids seem be behave better and be happier, and I feel more at peace when I'm not glaring at a screen too much. I'm a crappy mom when I'm distracted - and I'm so easily distracted by shiny objects. Children and Lent are so keen at finding our weaknesses. The kiddos are all awake - time to read Chapter 3 of Peter Pan and have a snack involving peanut butter!
God bless you all!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Quick, boring update:

I have THREE kids. ACK!

No just kidding, well, I do indeed have three kids, but I'm not 100% freaking out - yet.

Phillip is doing fantastic, James is cute as a bug but I have to keep my eyes on him because he has no concept of gentle and will smother his brother with way too hard hugs and kisses. Hannah, in the meantime is soooo booooorrred she is driving us all crazy but we keep her around because she has her sweet moments. She loves to hold little Phillip and play light sabres with James. She's pretty much over having a sister because she likes Phillip so much but she has said a few times that she wishes James was a sister.

My birth story is almost finished, but I'm feeling shy about having it on here, why, I don't know because I certainly haven't been shy in the past. (As you nod and smirk, and say, "yeah, we know.")

Lent has begun, and so far, so good. I'm really looking forward to my Churching with Phillip so I can start going back to church, but I confess, this quiet time has been lovely. Sunday mornings are so relaxing, and a break away from the big kids so I can leisurely stare at my precious baby is pure bliss.

Sorry for the lack of pictures - Jason has the camera with him today. I'll be sure to post some...eventually. As we journey toward Pascha, may you have a blessed and fruitful Lent.