Well, we got home on a Thursday and I had made a picture appointment for Friday at 3pm. It took absolutely all day long to find stuff for us all to wear. You have to get the picture here: we had gotten home just in time for bed Thursday and everything was scattered everywhere. Amid this chaos, I am trying to plan family portraits. Oh, it was so difficult, but we walked in the door at the portrait place exactly at 3 pm. I have no idea how it happened, but I'm so glad. Our family does not cope well with tardiness.
They are getting so big!!
Dunno why it's sideways. When I'm uploading it, it isn't. Oh well, just turn your head!
I had so much to do Saturday day. Sunday was Thanksgiving dinner at church. I had stuff to cook from the garden, but I had to do a ham and some desserts too. The house was still a wreck from Thursday. By this time it had grown into a major stress causer. We're literally stepping over and around clutter. Getting the house in order was priority one. We pulled together and had the house spick-and-span by lunch (one of the tremendous blessings of a small house is that it cleans up quick). That left the afternoon to do the grocery shopping.
This week is so full of stuff to do. We have something every night. The biggest hurdle is my poor Josiah. All of my kids have had some sort of trouble cutting teeth, typically fever and diarrhea. Josiah has had the worst time thus far. Right now he is cutting his 2 upper molars and an incisor, the second tooth left of center on the bottom. His symptoms with it are fever (typically between 101 and 104), diarrhea and severe diaper rash, vomiting and earache. I have never had a child have so much trouble with it! He'll get all these symptoms at once and have lasted 3-4 days. He is on the mend, but is still battling some it. He's one pitiful sight.
Speaking of large families, I have a question for anyone who has an answer. When people say the typical large family comments, what do you say?
Examples of snide comments:
- Don't you know what's causing that?
- How many is enough? (or, How many do y'all want, need, etc.)
- Are you going to have more?!
- Just wait till they are teenagers.
- How can you afford them?
- Are you going to have more?
- How many do you want to have?
We (the church) are going to participate in a local Christmas parade again tomorrow. The kids are excited. I hope to have pictures from that.
Oh, and since Josiah has been so fussy lately I decided to learn how to do the hip hold with my homemade Moby Wrap. I did another wrap around to add a little more back support, but it's sooooo useful! Hip Hold How-to video.