a.k.a. Miss Adorable Ray of Sunshine!
gets eaten alive by mosquitos!
They think she is an extra-special tasty treat (which she is, of course) and she reacts so strongly, even to the point of blistering and scarring! Poor baby! It has been a miserably itchy summer for her!
HE (Mr. Warring-with-staying-small-and-growing-up-all-at-the-same-time)
looks like he came out of a war zone every time he rides his bike! This is only one of the wounds on his body right now! Sheesh.
SHEgoes wherever she pleases in her ballet costume, even to the park:) And quite frankly, it doesn't bother me! She is only four once....
We saw this little beauty at the park the other day...
I am taking full advantage of the fresh summer fruits to make delicious things like this!
And HE (a.k.a. Mr.-Imagination-Central) has learned how to cook eggs (and so has his brother) and that's all they want to eat! All day, every day! I need chickens!!
You can see that we are getting ready for school to start very, very soon! I am working so hard to organize this all!!!
We became officially official today!
And we really really need bookshelves!!!
And last but not least....WE are moving again! We are like the king and queen of moving, blech! As in, in this will be our 10th move since we were married....12 1/2 years ago. We lived in one cute little condo in Ohio as newlyweds. Four months after our I do's, we moved to Indiana for school and had a cozy apartment for 1 1/2 years. We left that sleazy landlord infested apartment for a teeny little duplex 6 months before we moved to Chicago. And that's where Samuel was born. When he was 8 weeks old, we moved sigh-unseen to an apartment in Chicago, where our rent immediately doubled. (yea, Chicago). We traded in that apartment for a slightly larger one the floor above after Zakkai was born and there we stayed for a couple of years.
Then once the boys started getting into school, we had to navigate the muddy lottery Chicago school system and move to get into a school. We lasted one year in Ukranian Village, where Eliana was born (and where we braved our first blizzard!) before heading to the Western Suburbs so the boys could go to a good non-Chicago public school. And there we stayed for 3 years until our move back to Ohio and into my grandparent's basement last summer. We roomed with them for 2 1/2 months before we found our current condo, where we'll have been for one year at the end of this month. Whew!!! Anyone else tired??
We are very much hoping and praying that this will be the last move before we can buy a home of our own in the next couple of years. But for now, this is a huge answer to prayer! Not only does it have a fenced-in backyard (oh yea!) and a porch swing (which they said we can paint a fun color!!) but it is a HOUSE (which we have never lived in!!) AND we will be saving over $300 per month from what we pay now. Can I get an Amen?!!
We have 7 weeks to pack up our much-reduced belongings (hooray!), get into a good school routine, start Fall baseball with S, start Awana back up, go camping and then we move!
Who ever said life is boring? Not me!