Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Month!

 My blog has been neglected over the last month.  With good reason.... So much has happened including saying goodbye to two families of friends....the Freemans who are (once again) relocated with the military.
 The stairsteps out of order.....ages 6, 7, 5, and 8. Oops, Canaan had his birthday, so now they are 6, 8, 5, 8, left to right. We will miss seeing them on a weekly basis!  Also the Welch family who have permanently relocated to North Carolina! We will miss them too!!!!
Katie and Noah both had end of the year recitals...Noah for his Science combo class, Katie for Zoology, and Katie had a play that she worked on with her drama class.  Her play was the week after Ruby was born.  Thankful for friends who helped us out with all the rehearsals, etc that were going on at a very busy time!
 OH and we finally became a family of five with Ruby's much awaited arrival on May 20th!
We've been adjusting very well!

Number three has been the easiest baby of all! It could be that we are much more relaxed or that she is just a good baby.  Or maybe because of the age difference between the last two.  Katie and Noah are a huge help...with Ruby and with doing some of the chores around the house. It may also have something to do with the fact that Ruby sleeps at least 4 hours at a time at night and many times up to 6.  I realize that is subject to change at moment's notice though, I will enjoy it as long as I can! It has definitely helped in these first few weeks of recovery.  Speaking of, I am recovering very well also.  Feeling totally normal already!
The complete birth story is posted on the baby blog, but I will be posting here from now on.  Back to the regular family blog. 
We will be getting ready to start school in July.  I wasn't sure I would be ready to start early again, but it turns out, I am!  I know that it will be easier now than when she gets older, so may as well get to marking off those 180 days again!  I can't believe I have a 2nd and 3rd grader!  Our supplies are all bought and ready, I just need to get the first nine weeks planned out.  I had hoped to get that done before Ruby was born, but I didn't.
I am motivated to get going on the planning.
So that's what has been going on with us...


PJ said...

I am so glad you posted! I have checked it almost everyday since we have had the internet working. I miss you and I can't wait to see you in July!

Jocelyn said...

Such a cute, happy family picture!! :) Wish you all the very best for the start of the new school year - hope the planning doesn't get too stressful! Hope you have a beautiful week!

Marcy said...

I read your baby blog but didn't comment. I am glad you are all doing so well. Ruby is beautiful!

Andy's Bethy said...

Why is my kid always running around without a shirt on? Sigh.
You are inspiring me to get my act together for school. I need to find out how to get signed up in this state! I still need to pick my favorites of the family pics so I can get some prints. I need new pictures on my fridge!